SOCIAL MEDIA

Monday, May 27, 2019

Week 4 Accutane Update

Hi darlings! Happy Memorial Day!!! I love that we are kicking off Summer! It’s hands down my favorite season! Parades, BBQs, beaches, pools, and watermelon! Woooo hoooo!

Here’s my weekly update! Time is flying by a little too quickly! Slow down! 

This week I’m more dry. I’m starting to flake all over my body including my ears! No one ever tells you about that! Back, face, scalp and ears!

Surprisingly my lips are ok. Do they peel? Yes. Are they dry? Yes, but not as bad as I thought. I’m mostly surprised by my back and ears. Shea Butter and coconut oil are my best friends.  

Tomorrow I go for bloodwork and hopefully get another round of meds! 

So far...knock on wood... no regrets. For me a the best decision I’ve ever made. 

Have a wonderful week! 

xx
Mel

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Week Three Accutane Update

Hi darlings! 

I’m a bit late on this but better late than never. I can’t believe I’m into week 3! 

This has been the week of purging! Everything is making me breakout. I have been using all of my same products and it’s fresh pimples everyday. Nothing extreme because I’ve had worse but I still need to use concealer. 

My nails are also becoming more brittle. Even with my powder dip nails, my fingernails are splitting. It’s annoying. My eyes are still a bit dry and now my lips but nothing I can’t handle. 

I’m still not using facial moisturizer everyday because it leaves me too oily but I have been using coconut oil on my body every night. 

I’m looking forward to having a crystal clear complexion! 

Happy Almost Friday! 
Mel

Monday, May 13, 2019

Week Two Accutane Update

Hello darlings. Happy Monday!

Just checking in for another quick update. 

So far, no real changes. I am starting to get a bit more dry and peeling. Just lips and face. BUT I am still very sensitive to products. I tried using a hydrating cleanser and thicker moisturizer and my skin isn’t having it. NOT AT ALL. Maybe I was the only one thinking this…but I thought after Accutane, I would be able to use a lot more beauty products. Well after two weeks, so far that doesn’t seem to be the case. I will still be very strict about the products I’m using. If it works for me, I need to stick to it. My dry eyes aren’t really that bad anymore. 

I am starting to get dry on my body. Loads of body oil and lotions needed. 

One last thing, I do drink a lot more water. On Saturday, I was super busy and didn’t drink that much...well I had a headache developing and my body reminded me to…HYDRATE! 

Let’s see what week three brings!!

Enjoy your week! 
xx
Mel

Monday, May 6, 2019

Week One Accutane Update

Hi lovelies. 

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. I just wanted to give a quick Accutane update. I finished week one! Woooooo!!! Knock on wood but so far I am SUPER pleased. I know I know. It has only been a week so I should calm down.  

I had big hesitations about going on Accutane. So many people around me were so judgmental and freely giving their opinions and I was extremely afraid of all the side effects. I am under close supervision and my doctor has been a blessing and answers all of my questions and emails within minutes! 

So far I haven’t experienced any side effects except dry eyes and scalp. I actually had to stop using the heavy moisturizer I bought. I know I have to start moisturizing soon but I did it on day one and started breaking out like crazy. So I had to switch back to my CeraVe Daily Moisturizing lotion. I use Aquaphor every night and throughout the day so I haven’t experienced extreme dry lips so far. So far the only difference to my normal routine is using some eye drops and having to use a dandruff shampoo. 

This past Friday I had a wedding and the makeup artist did my makeup and used a lot. I was wearing Make Up Forever primer, Nars Radiant foundation, and Bare Minerals BarePro powder foundation. It was a lot and the following morning I had a few breakouts. I now know that after Accutane, I cannot go crazy with the makeup! I have to still be super careful! Besides that…no issues! 

I can’t wait to see some improvement! I’ll keep you all updated!

xx
Mel