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Lip balm

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Mrspimplepopper · 08/07/2019 08:16

Can anyone recommend a lip balm please?

I began taking roaccutance for my acne 2 weeks ago. Im using body shops vitamin e range which is really helping my skin. However my lips are like hell on earth. Dry, buring stinging. Im slathering vitamin e lip balm on but jeeeez im struggling, my mouths cracked and sore in the corners too.

Anyone else had similar please? What helped? Im kinda desperate

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MustardScreams · 08/07/2019 08:17

Bog standard Nivea in a blue tube is great for everyday.

implantsandaDyson · 08/07/2019 08:22

Blistex Intensive Moisturiser - it's a thin cream as opposed to a stick balm but has worked wonders for me. I'm quite the lip balm collector Blush

NeverSayFreelance · 08/07/2019 08:24

Blistex relief cream and Vaseline. Use them everyday because I chew my lips to bits.

EmmaJR1 · 08/07/2019 08:44

Okeefes lip repair is brilliant- doesn't need constant reapplying and really helps my extremely dry lips get better!

Sparklyring · 08/07/2019 08:52

I really like o'Keefes and burt's bees

Soola · 08/07/2019 08:59

Nuxe revel de miel.

I’ve also stocked up on Dior creme de rose as they have discontinued it by the looks of it and I wear it at bedtime and my lips are lovely in the morning. If you see it, buy it.

By Terry also do a nice rice one but not as good.

Fluffycloudland77 · 08/07/2019 10:15

I’ve just finished roaccutane! 2 tubes of bepanthen nappy cream in the 30g tube have got me through it.

It’s been everywhere with me since February 😂 I panic if I’d cant see it.

Fluffycloudland77 · 08/07/2019 10:19

You can use a mild hydrocortisone for the sides of the lips, very thin layer. I used Sainsburys bite and sting cream but I only had it a few times.

Stick with it, the dryness means your absorbing it all.

FuckingBUTTERbeans · 08/07/2019 10:25

Agree with Blistex Relief Cream. It's the one in the metal tube with a red lid. It's medicated type stuff and really help heal cracked and bleeding lips.

GingerLondon · 08/07/2019 15:40

For lip balm I adore Beekman 1802 it’s goat milk based and amazing. For severely cracked and dry lips I use Thompson’s Calendula Cream. Both products are wonderful and highly effective.

user1488622199 · 08/07/2019 16:00

I used lansinoh nipple cream on my severely cracked lips just after I had my daughter, it was amazing

Mrspimplepopper · 08/07/2019 16:04

Ohhhhh thankyou for the advice everyone. Im going to give the nipple cream a go and the bepanthen. Fluffycloud thankyou, ill try the bite and sting cream too.

Im starting to panic that i cant cope, im on 40mg

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Fluffycloudland77 · 08/07/2019 16:13

I was on 40mg too. Month two was the worst but it’s 4 months out of a potential 80 year lifespan.

You can cope, you just need the right products to get you through the side effects.

Keep going. It’s worth it. I didn’t see results until week 12-13, suddenly my face was the same colour as my neck for the first time since I was 17 & the dryness went.

PoptartPoptart · 08/07/2019 17:19

My DS is currently on this. The dermatologist told him he must apply lip balm every hour without fail... seems to help if applied religiously.

Stravapalava · 08/07/2019 17:40

O'Keefes is very very good. As is the Palmers Cocoa butter one.

Whenisitover · 08/07/2019 17:46

Another vote for Nuxe - the one in the pot

Also if lips are really stingy - a bit of Vagisil works a treat to numb them a bit and stops me touching/chewing them as much - with lip balm over the top

Mrspimplepopper · 08/07/2019 18:37

Thankyou everyone. Poptart good luck to your son.

Fluffycloud what happened in month two? Then did the side effects ease?

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Fluffycloudland77 · 08/07/2019 18:45

No the tiredness and joint pain kicked in. But it’s do-able.

Also in month two you realise your only halfway through.

Fluffycloudland77 · 08/07/2019 20:47

I took mine with my evening meal, that way you sleep through the worst of the effects.

chocolatespiders · 08/07/2019 20:50

I always go back to the Palmers coco butter stick one.

HelloCanYouHearMe · 08/07/2019 20:51

Vaseline... on all the dry bits, even up my nose

sandyfoot · 08/07/2019 21:15

Elizabeth Arden 8 hour stuff. A-max-ing

tandt5 · 08/07/2019 21:18

Blister relief cream worked a miracle when DC returned from residential with cracked lips. Seriously, worked almost immediately!

PiratePetespajamas · 08/07/2019 21:21

Had two courses of roaccutane and generally suffer very dry lips anyway.

Blistex Relief Cream (metal tube, red lid)
Lasinoh nipple cream

Burts bees original (for a non-messy on-the-go-alterntive to the other two)

definitelyshouldknowbetter · 08/07/2019 22:10

I always recommend this one, it sorted my 6yo red to the nose chapped lips out, put it on at night and you wake up with lovely soft lips

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