When I started this blog I planned on writing an entry once a day, but with life and work I've just been to busy to update it as often as I would like to. Besides, with it now being one full week since being on Claravis, I havenâ€™t noticed that much going on.
August 5- Day 3
My skin seems to be the same. Itâ€™s a bit drier than normal after I wash my face in the morning and night, but nothing that is making me think about trying a new face wash. My lips are chapped and dry, so Iâ€™ve been using the Chapstick Medicated and it seems to work ok.
August 6- Day 4
Havenâ€™t noticed much change. My lips are still dry and continuing to use the Chapstick Medicated, although Iâ€™m not sure itâ€™s working too well. Thinking of trying Aquaphor or even Vaseline because they just seemed to be getting worse.
August 7- Day 5
Today I realized that this medication does definitely make my skin more sensitive to the sun. I was outside for about an hour watching a friendâ€™s soccer game, playing with my best friendâ€™s daughter, and talking with her and her mom. I had jeans on and a low v-neck cut, short sleeved blouse. It was a bit windy, the sun was out, and probably in the mid 70â€™s. I didnâ€™t put any sunscreen on, well other than the sunscreen that is contained in my face moisturizer that I used that morning. When I got home I looked in the mirror at my chest and my boyfriend was like, â€œI think you got sunburned!â€ Though it wasnâ€™t the worst sunburn Iâ€™ve ever had, I realized then that I better start wearing sunscreen more often! Iâ€™m not sure if my lips got sunburned, but they feel overly dry on the top and bottom lining. I wonder if maybe itâ€™s the medicine? I am continuing to use the Chapstick Medicated for my lips hoping it gets better!
August 8- Day 6
No change from yesterday, my lips still hurt and are dry! I put Neosporin on the top lining of my lips last night and this morning to see if that would help, but I havenâ€™t noticed a change. I also started reading other blogs and people are talking about their Initial Breakout (IB). Well, Iâ€™m still waiting for mine to happen. Other than the blemishes I already had on my face when I started the medicine, no new ones have formed.
August 9- Day 7
Itâ€™s officially been a week since Iâ€™ve been on Claravis 30MG!!! Although I havenâ€™t noticed much of a change in my skin, I have noticed that my lips are drier than ever and my skin is actually a lot oiler than before. Hmmmâ€¦ I thought my dermatologist told me that my oily skin problem would go away being on this medication??? Iâ€™ve noticed however, that the medicine makes me tired! I started drinking energy drinks called Spark from the Advocare product line to stay awake while at work! Iâ€™ve also noticed that my allergies seems to be crazy right now, and Iâ€™m wondering if the medicine has anything to do with that. Iâ€™ve been taking an allergy pill twice a day because my nose has been itchy, dry, and sometimes bleeding, and my eyes have been twitching and watering. Hopefully itâ€™s just the crazy weather and the medicine is not causing my allergies to go array!
August 10- Day 8
The lining of my lips seem like they are on FIRE! I went to Walgreens and bought Aquaphor and Vaseline because Iâ€™ve read other peopleâ€™s blogs about using these products. Hopefully these work because my lips hurt!!! My skin looks the same, a little drier but nothing worth noting. My allergies still are driving me crazy, I hope itâ€™s the weather!
Does anyone have a product suggestion for dry, possibly sunburned lips???