Acne sucks, everyone hates it, everyone wants acne in their wardrobe rather on their face but it's there and one must suffer through that. I had quite bad acne, and I hated it, it is sore and makes you feel self conscious and you feel the need to cover it with makeup. I'm sure you here people say "you have to eat healthy" "exercise" yeah sure this may improve it, but it won't properly rid of it, if you have it bad. My acne has improved so much, so much since I started a medical, prescribed drug called 'roaccutane' I'm sure some of you have heard of it, it's truly amazing.
Roaccutane is a very strong skin drug. "Acne occurs due to an excessive production of sebum from over-active sebaceous glands in the skin. The sebum blocks the sebaceous glands, which prevents the oil from flowing freely out and causes an accumulation of sebum under the skin. The bacteria associated with acne thrive in these conditions. They feed on the sebum, and produce waste products and fatty acids that irritate the sebaceous glands, making them inflamed and causing spots. Isotretinoin (roaccutane) decreases the size and activity of the sebaceous glands in the skin, which reduces the amount of sebum that is produced. This stops the glands becoming blocked, and means bacteria are less likely to thrive. It also reduces the inflammation in the skin"
But Roaccutane can have serious side effects, that's why you have to have a blood test first and then another every 3 months, I think, it's just protocol. At the start of the treatment, you may see your skin worsen but it will gradually pass in 7-10 days. Roaccutane also completely dries out your skin everywhere and lips so moisturizing is essential. I take two tablets (doses) a day rather than one, this sped it up so much.
The other thing about Roaccutane is that you need to watch out for certain skin products, for example I get a allergic reaction/rash now from the body shop body butters. Avoid scented body washes/cleansers/exfoliants/moisturizes stick with plain, simple ones.
If you're taking Roaccutane, using plain cleanser at least 5 days a week, exfoliating once a week and mixing it with a healthy diet and the odd bit of exercise then your skin should clear up fast and well.
I highly recommend Roaccutane, go see a dermatologist!
- Soph x