Moisturising your face…
If your face gets dry and peely from not moisturising, it becomes really uncomfortable, and if you’re a self-conscious person like me, it’s also quite a hard thing to cover up, because make-up catches in the dry bits of skin and makes it look even more obviously dry!!
The discomfort is the worst part – if I go out in the cold with really dry skin I find my skin stings in the chilly air, and is really sensitive to touch.
To avoid this, I moisturise religiously at night (even after a night out I’ll be there, moisturising away at 4am) and in the morning after washing my face.
The best moisturiser for this is the La Roche Posay Effaclar H moisturiser, which the dermatologist who prescribes me the roaccutane recommended – it’s designed for spot prone skin so it’s non-comedogenic (not too oily or sticky) but it’s really soothing, and hypoallergenic.
La Roche Posay claim that after 4 weeks, 30 of their patients taking isotretinoin (roaccutane) saw a 64% reduction in their dry skin when they used this moisturiser 🙂
It’s comes in a bit of a small bottle but that does mean it’s easy to carry it around in pockets, handbags, kit bags etc, especially in cold weather when your skin dries out in what feels like 5 seconds. They sell it in Boots so it’s not hard to get hold of either (although it’s £15 there instead of £9.50 on feelunique.com…).