Lips are Super Dry on Accutane
Today I put together the ultimate guide to surviving on Accutane. I'm going to run through everything that I learned in that time and the things that I would suggest you to do, if you are taking the drug at the moment.
Number one is your lips. If you have a google about anything to do with Accutane, then you will discover that your lips get insanely dry, while you're on the drug. They will crack, they will bleed, and they will be painful. But I did manage to find a few ways around this. And so, the first thing that I would suggest is that, obviously, you need to be drinking a lot of water, while you're on Accutane, so that you don't get dehydrated.
But the problem comes with the constantly drinking water it that you are constantly drying out your lips in the process. I mean, if you're putting on lip balm all day, and then drinking lots of water, then the lip balm gets wiped off. I was, definitely, feeling that. So, what I decided to do was carrying a straw with me all the time. This really helped, because if I was sitting at my desk at work and I was constantly drinking water, then I wouldn't have to keep reapplying lip balm, because that layer would still be on there. I would just drink through a straw.
The second tip I've got for you is using a quality balm. So, what I found, when I was on Accutane, is that the corners of my mouth would really crack. It was very painful. I think it happens to people, who aren't getting Accutane as well. So, if you're suffering with this posture on Accutane, then I really suggest using a quality balm.
I use the balm, which has actual main ingredient hydrocortisone. And, basically, what this will do is healing the skin. I would use it lightly. I wouldn't use it all day every day. But I manage to get rid of really painful skin around my lips by using that in the morning and before I went to bed.
Number three is that you need to use a lip balm at all times. Do not leave the house without a lip balm. Do not even think about going to the shops without a lip balm. You're going to need it. One that I really liked wasn't, actually, the lip balm. It was just like the ointment. I think it was much like Vaseline n a sense that it's of the same texture. But it managed to stay on my skin a lot longer than if you are using standard Vaseline. So, I would order it online and then go in and collect it. I think I got through one of those, probably, on average a month, sometimes a little bit more, towards the end of my course, because my lips were super dry, and I averaged one of them a month.