Roaccutane round three…
Jun18

Roaccutane round three…

So, not long after I posted about my son not being on Roaccutane yet, the inevitable happened. Yes, my younger son is now on Roaccutane, the third member of our family to go on the strongest acne drug there is – following in the footsteps of my eldest and myself. Being on the Epiduo lotion had actually stabilised his face, which wasn’t looking much worse than the average teenager’s, but his back and chest...

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Skin warriors
Mar27

Skin warriors

In recent years, I’ve put myself up as a bit of a poster child/ poster old woman for skin stuff. Acne, rosacea, eczema, I’ve been there, done that and got the Tshirt. I’ve tried most treatments and I’ve heard the same old crappy advice from well-meaning people who know nothing about the severity of the situation I’ve been in. Recently, I’ve had a new role, I’ve been fighting a battle for my...

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Treating adult acne with Sk:n Clinics
Sep12

Treating adult acne with Sk:n Clinics

Regular readers will know I have suffered from acne since I was 12 and am still suffering now, at the age of 40. After being on various different forms of medication since I was 16, I recently took the difficult decision to go on Roaccutane, the strongest acne treatment available. It can have some nasty side-effects, but I’ve been lucky and I’m really pleased with how my skin is improving. I’ve been very fortunate to...

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Roaccutane update
Aug12

Roaccutane update

Well it’s been over a month since I started my Roaccutane treatment for acne. How is it going? The sore scalp was unexpected. How am I supposed to moisturise that? Every time I touch my hair, skin seems to fall out (sorry!). The unexpected plus side of this is that I don’t need to wash my hair as often. I’d been on the treatment two and a half weeks when I went to wash my hair and realised it really didn’t need...

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Roaccutane (serious sh*t)
Jun13

Roaccutane (serious sh*t)

I’ve had acne for 30 years. When I say that, it just sounds ridiculous. How could I have had it for 30 years? I got spots before all the other kids. Mine weren’t the worst, but they were certainly among them. And they never went away. Surely they would go at 20? 25? 30? They never went. In fact, they got worse. They’ve been worse in my 30s and now 40s than they ever were in my teens. At 16 I went on oxytetracycline...

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