It's Day 4 here on the accutane trail to clear skin.
Observation #1: Don't eat fresh cherries while your lips are dry. Your lips will stain and it will look like you had an entire bottle of red wine the night before.
Observation #2: I thought I could get one last day of sun in on day 2 since I had just been on the accutane for two days. I didn't burn, but my skin is very dry now. I've been using Neutrogena Healthy Defense Daily Moisturizer SPF 50 with Helioplex that seems to be working very well. Will not make the mistake of getting in the sun for the duration of treatment.
Observation #3: Dry Eyes. Not a fan. Must remember to get some good eye drops. Anyone have any recommendations?
Observation #4: Chapped Lips. Not really a new issue. Ever since my first stint of accutane back in undergrad I've had what I call permanent chapped lips. The thing is they aren't REALLY chapped, they just FEEL chapped. Well, now they are really chapped so I can justify my excessive use of chapstick. What do you guys think is the best chapstick to use while on accutane? I've always used the Light Blue tube medicated Chapstick brand, but I have to constantly reapply.