After a long battle with acne (since 13) I finally decided to see a dermatologist about my changing skin, which seemed to me to be hormonal. He suggested Accutane (as I’d been hoping he would), and I took the plunge without a second thought.
Don’t get me wrong, I did my research and I knew the risks. But I ultimately decided that problem-free skin would be worth the 5-6 months of dryness and mild to moderate discomfort. I’m documenting my journey in the hopes that it helps someone in a similar position know what to expect.
**Many of the techniques and chemicals mentioned were learned about on reddit.com/r/skincareaddiction. They have some excellent resources on the sidebar and you can search for info about products you’re interested in too.**
The products I mentioned were found simply through Googling Accutane product recommendations for dry skin, my dermatologist and Sephora samples.