I have seen a couple of journals on this forum and I thought it might help both myself and others if I wrote about my current experience with roaccutane. So just a little bit of background info about me: I am a 19 year old female and I have had acne since I was about 13 although it seems to be getting worse! I have currently been on roaccutane for 2 days now on 2 20mg tablets a day. I don’t have severe acne but just persistent whiteheads, enlarged pores, blackheads and very occasionally cystic pimples. My skin is quite oily on my nose and cheeks. In the past I have been on many many types of acne treatements to no avail. I would really appreciate any help or advice people can give me regarding this medication and the outcome of it. So here’s my experience on my first 2 days of roaccutane!
Day 1-Tuesday 11th December 07
To start with, as usual I have alot of large whiteheads on the back of my cheeks along with some dry scabby
skin. My pores seem enlarged on both my cheeks and nose, although they are noticeably blacker on my nose.
My makeup looks cakey and dry. Chin as usual is clear but forehead has a couple of white heads. Skin still looks
bumpy and gross.
Day 2 – Wednesday 12th December 07
My skin started peeling a little today – not sure if this is from the roaccutane or just from scabs since I get
this every once in a while. Absoulutely LOVED new foundation I bought (estee lauder) as it didn’t turn yellow however the downside is
that it does show off my enlarged pores :(. Starting to think that even roaccutane won’t help my skin. I noticed
today that I have loads of little tiny white heads all over the sides of my jaw and cheek…I don’t think roaccutane
helps with these kinds of pimples – only cystic acne. I know this isn’t just getting worse before its getting better
as I’ve always had this so I hate to think how my skin is going to look in a few days!!! I just really hope that my
skin responds well to the roaccutane and I get rid of these pimples that are plaguing my life! I don’t see many
other people with this kind of problem though I’m sure lots of people have them. Just so happens that every one
at work has almost if not perfect skin! Makes it hard to walk around especially under bright light at work when
everyone else looks so good. I’m worried that even when I stop taking the roaccutane my skin is going to look
cakey with makeup. Anyway its off to bed for me!!!