Hi Crimson Storm.
I'm so sorry to hear about your lips. What ingredient are you allergic to? I have found lanolin to work well when applied in a thick layer overnight, and then followed up with Blistex Medex. Fantastic stuff. After reading through your log I can't stop giggling. You're pretty funny, and remind me a lot of someone. You wouldn't happen to be living in scandinavia, would you? (I can't stop guessing now.)
The "don't yawn" -thing, so not fun and so true. Happens every morning. About your eyebrows, gently exfoliate them with a wet cloth to get the flake off, then slather them with a really thick layer of moisturizer overnight. Just remember to wash in the morning, or you will look like, really suspicious.
Hey Petrichor Murmurs (awesome nickname, by the way)!
I honestly have no idea what ingredient I'm allergic to. My derm is like one of those strict Russian teachers that stare into your soul with their cold gaze and say nearly nothing. I asked him if it's possible if I'm allergic to something in most lip balms, and he just said "Hmm... it's possible."
LIKE, WOW, GEE, THANKS! THAT DOESN'T HELP LIKE AT ALL.
So then I asked him what I'm supposed to do about my lips if everything irritates them, and his answer was just "You should keep putting lipbalm on them". It was like a never ending cycle. I'd love to change derms but I live in a small town and he's the only one around. Ugh. I went through 4 lip balms (including Vaseline) and they just made everything worse, so I'm not willing to bet on another one. I still haven't found something all natural and was hella disappointed that burt's bees don't ship here (we've now excluded the US, Canada, UK and Australia. What a truly exciting game of GUESS WHERE THE HELL DO I LIVE) because I wanted to try them. DAMMIT CAN I NOT LIVE IN THE BIGGEST POOP HOLE IN THE WORLD?! Is ordering it from eBay even safe? I'm all out of options :c
Thanks for the exfoliating tip, it really helps! Now I look less like a pizza (I mean, listen, the flakes are the flour and the pimples are pepperoni) and more like a human. ALSO OH MAN I WISH I WAS FROM SCANDINAVIA LIKE WOW SO MANY PRETTY PEOPLE HOLLA AT ME OK
day 26 - more like wow can i sleep for the next 5 months and wake up with flawless skin
Almost a month down. There's not much to say because nothing has changed. My face is actually even calmer than before, it feels like the calm before the storm. I LITERALLY WAIT FOR SOMETHING TO CLICK CLACK BANG BANG WITH MY FACE ANY MINUTE. Lips are thankful for lack of products on them at the moment, but they're seriously dry. I had to adapt to a toothless smile so they don't bleed and I'm99% sure people think I'm suffering from some terrible mouth disease. Woo.
The only side affect that truly bothers me right now is the tiredness and sleepiness. I HAVE THINGS TO DO, I DO NOT HAVE TIME FOR CONSTANT NAPS. GO AWAY.
Edited by Crimson Storm, 01 May 2014 - 12:35 PM.