18 May 2010

It was nothing...

that exciting I'm afraid

Taken just over 2 years ago. Seminyak.

I'm most certainly not expecting
any new arrivals
(well, apart from some goodies from MAC that I ordered last week!)

a few of you guessed correctly
I'm taking accutane
it's great
well, it's working
my skin is clearing up
thank goodness
it's tough
worth it but tough

I'll be glad to finish the course
so long as my skin is a-ok of course


  1. hehehehe. well i hope it works out well. here's to nice skin!

  2. I thought it was!! I went on it in April 2005, and I had to take 10 boxes of it, which took just over a year.

    The first thing I want to say is that it worked! I have never had any problems with my acne since. It is SO worth it!! I know it's scary to take that step, and people get a bit scared when they hear stories about the side effects - but honestly, it works and it is worth it, 100%.

    I'm trying to think back to that time...the biggest problem I had was with dry lips, and dryness in other parts of the body (nose, etc) - so I constantly had to have lip balm with me. It also affected my vision driving at night, which I don't think has ever been the same. I don't drive anymore now that I live in London and don't have a car, but that was one noticeable side effect I remember.

    Otherwise, I was really lucky in terms of side efffects. The first few weeks from memory were a bit freaky - my skin did flare up a bit more, but to be honest, I was so over it by then I was ready for anything!

    Within two months, my acne had gone. And it's never come back. I'd had problems with it since I was a teenager and had gone on antibiotics (Minomycin, I think) and had all these disgusting gels to put on them, it never made any difference. When I was working in a very stressful job in 2003, I suddenly got acne all along my jaw line and it stayed there for nearly two years. Finally my dermatologist put me Oratane, having exhausted all the other options! It was one of the best things I ever did!!

    I remember needing blood tests every couple of months, but it was never that big a deal.

    I hope it will be as successful for you as it has been for me! If you have any questions, I'd be happy to help.


  3. Good luck to you! I've never had skin issues. Now that I am a vegetarian and on WW I keep getting pimples. UGH!!!!

  4. I'm awaiting a package from MAC myself! Hope all goes well with the Accutane... I've heard it's kinda rough!