My face: New cyst on my chin, pretty close to the other one. Other than that, all other zits on the chin are pretty much the same. A few are drying out and almost gone (but it was thier time anyways). Cheeks and forehead still clear. My chin has a little bit of peeling, but I wouldn't think anything of it if I weren't interrogating my skin every morning. The edges of my nose have a tiny bit of flaking, too. Again, like yesterday, my face has a little bit of a red shade. But nothing crazy, just similar to when you have a light sunburn.
Everything else: Everything else is the same. Eyes are just a little dry. Nothing crazy. Again, probably wouldn't notice unless I was keeping such close tabs on my body. My scalp itches a little, and my hair felt less oily this morning. Again, I don't have oily hair to begin with, so it's not that different than usual. Showered this morning and only conditioned my hair - then I add a good dollop of morraconoil and moracconoil cream to manage the dry hair (as per usual before claravis). Most likely will only shampoo twice a week. See how it goes. Thighs and abs aren't sore anymore at all, but I know now it's b/c it's getting used to Jillian's 30 day shred workout - has nothing to do with the claravis. And no sweaty tank top this morning - didn't sweat in my sleep. Probably TMI, oh well.
And here's my face routine:
Skinceutical Pore Refining Toner (are we supposed to use toner on Claravis?)
Cetaphil SPF 15 lotion mixed with a dab of Origins Vita Zing tinted lotion (thanks to my Mom for introducing me to the VitaZing; still love it)
Face powder (like a bare minerals, forget the name right now) - but have been going without powder all week
Skinceutical Pore Refining Toner
Cetaphil SPF 15 lotion
And dabs of the clean and clear acne spot treatment (will probably stop using that this weekend as I think the claravis will take over (good or bad))
Then during the day I don't do anything to my face except apply the Aquaphor (as a precuation; no peeling yet on my lips).
I feel good about things so far. I'm actually looking forward to the initial break out, in a weird sort of way, as for me that will mean I'm closer to clearer skin. Also b/c I hate this waiting period. However, my husband and I are going to Boston next weekend, so I'm hoping the IB doesn't crash the party. Beggers can't be...
K, I'll check back in tomorrow.