2 weeks already wow! Congrats, its nice to have it started and some days under your belt isn't it.
Lucky for me I haven't had issues with a itchy scalp. Yet.. Things can still change with that. I have another 2 months to go on the tane. Things change every day for me so it wouldn't shock me. Have you been able to cut back on the time between washes? I think that will really help, but until the oil production cuts down on your scalp that might not be a choice quite yet. I know I needed to wash my hair daily still for the first few weeks. So hopefully you can do that soon if you aren't able to already. I understand not want to use a medicated shampoo. There are some natural things you can try like mixing tea tree oil with your shampoo or conditioner. I know you can buy them with it in there already online. Fish oil supplements help with it too. Just some ideas.
Body itches, moisturize moisturize moisturize. Is the Aveeno Bath Treatment like a oatmeal bath, like you used when you have the chicken pox to help with itches? If so awesome idea
Yes, it's great to have some time under my belt! I feel like my body has become somewhat accustomed now so I feel a little more comfortable. A little apprehensive about going up to 60mg though.
I purchased a tea tree oil shampoo and conditioner. I definitely can go without washing my hair every day with regards to oiliness, but it soothes my scalp to scrub it and condition it. I also tried a coconut oil/tea tree oil scalp treatment which helped. Just need to figure out what lasts!
Yes, the Aveeno is an oatmeal bath. Give it a try, it's nice!
I completely hear you on the slacking of the healthy eating. It's always been important to me but I have to say, for the first time in fifteen years, I am not totally afraid of food and what my skin will look like after eating something not so healthy. It's been a blessing. Freeing. Healthy eating is great, I want that for myself...but I also appreciate feeling like the world won't end because I indulged a little. That is what I have found. I hope you can find your middle ground as well.
That is fantastic news that overall your skin is healing & new breakouts are decreasing in frequency. Sounds like it is a good fit for your body as well. Yay!
I know what you mean on feeling less cautious about what you eat. It also may be easier now to figure out if I have any food culprits...if I stop breaking out literally all the time, I may be able to make better connections to foods that aggravate me. I still believe food is a playing a role for me, but I can never pinpoint anything specific because I never stop breaking out.
Female / 30 years old / 117lbs / 5'4"
Moderate-severe cystic facial acne
Claravis start date: 7/6/12
Month 1: 40mg Month 2: 60mg
Month 3: 60mg
Month 4: 60mg
Month 5: 60mg
Month 6?: 60mg
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Supplements: Fish Oil, Milk Thistle, Vitamin E, Vitamin D, Probiotics