My Journey With Accutane…
Please note, this is my experience. This will not be everyone's experience.
Embarking on the Accutane journey was supposed to be my ticket to clearer skin, but little did I know it would lead me on an unexpected path filled with trials and discoveries
My experience with accutane was far from the “norm” i do remember telling a specialist that I was sure it was making things worse.
The reply was “Yes, it gets worse before it gets better. I waited the standard 4-8 weeks but the “purging” never stopped. The medication works by reducing the size and activity of the sebaceous glands, ultimately leading to less oily skin.
I started getting bacterial infections and with being on so many medications at the same time, there was never a chance for my body to recover...
Eventually after SO many appointments, so much frustration and trying literally everything (funded and unfunded) in the way of prescriptions, steroid creams, steroid injections, diets and even transfusions, it was agreed nothing was working and it was best to give my body a break.
Lockdown then happened and with a lot of time on my hands, I started researching things. I found out I was allergic to sulphates and many other synthetic ingredients.
Realising everything i had been prescribed and trying had all of those ingredients in them, i knew i needed to try something without them. But i noticed a huge issue, a lot of other natural brands i was trying didn't have active ingredients that were used at such a percentage that would restore my skin. Other natural brands that did have some kind of active were so out of my price range.
So, I set out to make my own skincare that I could use. I knew it needed to be natural, no synthetic ingredients but it also really needed to be able to control oil production and keep my follicles clean and free from bacteria. After countless hours of research I had an idea of what I wanted to achieve. I found a laboratory that could help me bring the vision to life.
The formulations worked for me and people around me, what that did for my confidence was incredible, i was no longer having to hide behind makeup or hats. I knew I wanted to deliver that same confidence to other people struggling with the same issues. Earthwoven was then born…