So my lips are dry. (duh). No really, I was always the habitual lip-chewer, and it's been progressively getting worse, and now it's real bad. I'm turning into the lip-picker and that's where I need to draw the line and stop. Usually in the morning I scrub them a little with my towel to get rid of all the extra dried skin. As for the pimples bothering me last week, due to a convenient timing of my dermatologist appointment I was able to get those couple pimples injected (God I love how simple it is !). Apparently I'm going to be upped to 60mg next month, too.
Dealing with a few pimples, which, believe it or not, I've found a way to speed up the cystic cycle. I recently bought Mario Badescu's Drying Lotion -- you know, the kind with sulfur in it -- and though it's drying out the skin on it, it's actually given a head to one of the pimples and dramatically reduced the size of it. And I'm willing to take an extra bit of dry skin for a shorter pimple life ! I often put that on at night and put antibiotic cream on the spot during the day.
I've also been alternating between Cetaphyl's Moisturizing Cream, Eucerin's Calming Creme, and jojoba oil for my skin. Usually I put jojoba oil on my skin right after the shower, and shortly follow up with the Eucerin creme. My skin is alternating between dry and itchy (not often at the same time), but it's often itchy and when I scratch it, stays way too blotchy for too long. I actually think the Eucerin has been helping that.
I'm still trying to figure out how much jojoba to use in my shampoo. I though I was helping my hair out by putting allot in with my conditioner, and when I woke up this morning after I had slept in wet hair, I was a big grease ball. My problem is that my scalp is just super-itchy. I think allot of it has to do with all this cold weather.
AND SNOW. Philadelphia has seen way too many inches of snow this year, and it needs to be over. Except for the fact that we might be looking at another foot of snow come tomorrow.