Category: ABOUT ME
I’ve been waiting to write this post for a while, I wanted to include all about my skin from the start. Finally explain all the different medications and products I have tried over the past 4/5 years. I also wanted to see how my skin was doing after stopping taking the roaccutane…
Clinique are currently running a new campaign called #faceforward. This is to encourage people to Make a promise to the future. And put it out there. #faceforward And it is very focused on their 3 Step Skincare Solutions. As you know, I love Clinique, and you can take a look at my huge review on them -here. I have really focused here on the three step systems for different skin types, as everyones skin is different and that is crucial in deciding on products to use…
I recently completed by third month of roaccutane (isotretinoin) so just wanted to post a little update! You can read all about my last update here. For the most of this month my skin felt amazing, barely any spots whatsoever. However this past week it hasn’t been at its best, my dermatologist said its normal to have break outs and it could be due to exam stress. I still have 2 months left to go so hopefully it will sort itself out very soon! In the photo to the left I am wearing a tiny bit of my bare minerals make-up (which you can read about here). Since my last post about roaccutane I have discovered some amazing products which have really helped with the side effects (a lot of dryness!)
It is very common to get eczema whilst on roaccutane, and eczema is something I suffer with anyway so I was a little worried about this when I started the treatment. One product I have found which has been amazing is E45’s Emollient Body Wash which I use every day in the shower in places which I am prone to eczema. I have literally had no outbreaks of eczema, not even a little bit! You can purchase this from boots for £4.29 – here.
I also tried out the E45 dry scalp shampoo, as obviously my hair and scalp are also dry! I don’t really think this has made it any better as I haven’t noticed any difference. However, I guess its probably better than using any old shampoo. Its almost running out so I think I will try out a different brand/product for my hair soon!
Finally, Dr Dans Cortibalm which I have mentioned before has drastically improved my lips! I have been using this every few days, and diluting it down with normal lip products like vaseline (as its a steroid so you must be careful!). You can read my full review of this product here.
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So I have now been on roaccutane (isotretinoin) for 2 months (out of my 5) and I am already starting to see a difference. They say to begin with your skin can get a lot worse which it did but then eventually start to improve. I definitely feel my skin is so much less oily, it feels a lot more matte which is amazing! But they’re not kidding when they tell you that it dries everything out. My hair, skin, lips (especially) and eyes are all a lot drier. As well as giving me more frequent headaches, so it is really important to drink plenty of water! It also feels weird not putting on any spot treatment creams every night, because now I mainly need moisturisers. I mainly use Cetaphil Moisturiser as prescribed by my doctor. If I do get any new spots I occasionally use Manuka Doctors – Blemish Cream which isn’t very drying so it works well. I am still on the hunt to find the best lip balm and have ordered a new one which I will review when I have tried – but currently I am using Aquaphor by Eucerin which I have reviewed here.