Tag: Dry Skin
I have found the BEST lip balm ever – one that actually works. I have literally been using it for just 3 days and the way my lips have healed is amazing. You can see how dry and sore my lips are in the first photo compared to now. Its called DR DAN’S CORITBALM. It is the only lip balm with 1% hydrocortisone which is a steroid cream that acts as an anti-inflammatory. Hydrocortisone is a common steroid cream used to treat skin conditions such as eczema. (I also highly recommend hydrocortisone for eczema, I use it when I get it every now and again and it clears it up straight away!). The rest of the ingredients are common lip balm ones such as petroleum jelly and beeswax. Roaccutane (Isotretinoin) for my acne has completely ruined my lips and no matter how much vaseline I put on it wasn’t getting any better. But this is a product I recommend to anyone using roaccutane as its really cleared up my lips and they’re no longer painful. I also recommend for anyone who gets dry lips in general too!
One safety issue I need to make clear is that because it is a steroid cream it can thin your skin. Creams like this are only recommended use for 7 days. For most people a 7 day use of this would be enough time to heal and keep lips soft and moisturised for a long time. However, as I and many people reading this may be taking roaccutane it will probably continue after the 7 days because the roaccutane will still be being taken – making the lips worse. Therefore, I am using this lip balm on a night to clear it up and then during the day using my Eucerin – Aquaphor. This ensures it isn’t going to thin my skin or make it worse in the long run. It is also possible to mix it with some moisturiser/vaseline to dilute it down a bit to be safer and still work great!
WHERE TO BUY?? The main problem with this is It can only be bought in America so I ordered mine from ebay! I got 3 tubes for £8 which I think is a bargain. Just type ‘Dr Dan’s Cortibalm’ into ebay.
You can check out the official website here: www.drdanslipbalm.com
I cannot even explain how much I LOVE this product, and how quickly its worked too, made me much happier!
– Abbie x
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.
One of my top dry skin products at the moment is Eucerin – Aquaphor it essentially feels like vaseline but doesn’t feel as greasy. It is fragrance and preservative free and non-comedogenic so its not harmful for your skin! My lips are extremely dry at the moment, even cracked and this is great for any one who has sore and dry lips – but you can use it anywhere! The one con I would say about this product is that its pretty thick, so the best time for application (particularly on the face) is before bed. I bought this product after reading many reviews that its helpful for people on roaccutane which I feel it is, but anyone who suffers with dry skin this product is perfect!
Buy Now: It is available from boots for just £9 which you can order here.