I’ve had acne since I was 10, so that’s almost 7 years now. I tried so much:
Clinique 3 steps skin care, I used that for 3 years I think, first the most harsh one, then the mild one because my skin didn’t react that great on it. Then the ‘blemish’ line came out, and I used that one. Even tough it is such a great skin care line I stopped with it. first because it’s really expensive in Holland and because my skin got immune of it. This process costed me a lot money, hundreds euros.
In the main time I did go to my doctor, She gave me the Diane-35 anti-conception pill since in there are a lot hormones that would reduce acne. It worked a lot, but my acne was still really bad. So she gave me all kind of things, some things with a lot alcohol in it, some pills and a vitamin C cream. My skin reacted on that, but it got so sensitive that I couldn’t put anything on it. So I used the Clinique Redness Solutions line, which helped a my skin getting better. This costed me like the first 3 doses of pills, so 80 euro, something like that. And of course the skin care.
That process took another 2 years, and my skin ‘recovering’ process took also half a year. So in the main time 6 years later, I did go to my dermatologist. That was I step I had to take 5,5 years ago, but yeah…..
She started to give me Duac AcneGel, that was a total miss guess, after using that my eczema came back, I’ve had eczema also for like 4 years, on my face, body everywhere.. This time I only got little spots on my face and neck.
So after that she gave me a other cream and vitamin C pills. Eryacne 20mg/g gel and Minocycline 100PCH pills. I’ve been using that for 5 months I think, and it helped a lot! But it can’t get better with these to. I still have acne, acne scars, a lot of redness and under skin pimples. but absolutely better than ever! The dermatologist process (so far) costed me once 10 euros, because the duac gel wasn’t free. All the other medicines are insured.
Now she gave me roaccutane 20mg, I have to take 3 pills a day. But since it’s very drying she also gave me Calmurid Cream for my body and Elidel Cream for my face, both are for eczema or very dry skin. I also bought myself some skin care from Clarins and a scrub from The Body Shop.
I wan’t to keep you guys updated by my journey of Roaccutane. And below here you can find information about roaccutane.
Here A video about (Ro)accutane
HOLLAND / EUROPE
Product name: Roaccutane 10/20
USA / OTHER
Product name: Accutane / Isotretinoin
Exactly how Accutane works on a cellular level is unknown, but we do know that it affects all of the four ways that acne develops.
- It dramatically reduces the size of the skin’s oil glands (35%-58%) and even more dramatically reduces the amount of oil these glands produce (around 80%).
- Acne bacteria live in skin oil. Since oil is so dramatically reduced, so is the amount of acne bacteria in the skin.
- It also slows down how fast the skin produces skin cells inside the pore, which helps pores from becoming clogged in the first place.
- It has anti-inflammatory properties.
Roaccutane also makes pores smaller and reduces scarring of acne. I just picked some side effects so that you can see what it does:
dryness of the lips, mouth, nose and skin. A moisturiser or petroleum jelly can be used to soften the lining of the nose, lips and the skin areas not affected by the acne, nosebleed, tenderness or stiffness in your bones, joints or muscles, tirednes
But here are All the Side Effects in case you want to see them all!
And lastly a video about ance mythes:
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