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Differin: Dries Up Skin On Top Of Bump But Bump Remains

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#1 MayTheRoadBeShort

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Posted 24 September 2011 - 02:03 PM

I'm having issues with Differin drying up skin on top of my zits but not actually drying up the zit.
So It'll scab over and then easily flakes off - but there is still a bump with infection inside underneath.

How do you deal with the bumps that heal over while still infected?

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Posted 24 September 2011 - 03:16 PM

I'm having the exact same issue with Differin, I thought it was just my skin being weird! Although truthfully, I had the same experience with benzoyl peroxide. In my experience the infection does go away eventually, it just takes a while. As I understand it, Differin does not actually kill acne bacteria, but rather speeds up exfoliation, which would explain why the skin is flaking off but the bump is still there.

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Posted 24 September 2011 - 03:34 PM

Ah ha. Do you use anything to remove the flaky skin? Do you use any moisturizers?




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