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Help! Itchiness

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i started the regime few days ago, and my face is terribly itchy.... i just can't help to scratch it, resulting in terrible redness.......

am i allergy to bp??? can i still use it ?? how to reduce the irritating itchiness.....????

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Hi! I had the same problem when I started the regimen! I think it was because I started off with too much bp. So, hopefully you have started off with a small amount and are not causing unnecessary irritation to the skin like I did. Also, ensure you are using lots of moisturiser to reduce irritation and consequential itching caused by dryness. I have recently added jojoba oil into my regemin, which seems to be helping with the dryness and itching. However, this may just be due to the passing of time and my skin getting used to bp, which your skin will eventually too.

As for an allergic reaction to bp, I believe it is quite rare (although I am not sure). I think itching is quite normal. You probably just have sensitive skin. So the best advice is to go slow and be gentle and patient.

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If its unbearable then yes, lower the application. If your skin becomes too bad you may need to stop. Some are allergic to BP and some are allergic to something within the BP, so always worth trying an alternate brand to the one you're using.

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sorry but the itchiness is really unbearable. i just waked up because of the burning feeling. i have to use ice to reduce the burning. and i just used less than a pea size of bp.....

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Mine itched but it went away after about a week.


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Starting with the regimen, BP is always going to sting, like you said, use a very small amount, if I where you:

Try using BP just once a day, at night, and see if this helps educe irritation.

Personally I think applying BP at night works best for me and a lot of other people, for many reasons, not only because in the day your skin can breath with just some moisturizer on your skin, but during the day we tend to care more how we look than applying the regimen correctly, by this I mean that usually one will apply less moisturizer, they may rub more into their skin to try and hide whats on their face.

For me, once a night is the only way, you should try it too, also, if the itching is unbearable, as in, your in total agony and pain, wash it off, I would, if it hurts that bad it isn't doing you any favors.

Best of luck!

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im having the same problem!!!!!!

I´m starting the 2nd week on the regimen and the burning is almost unbearable! The itchiness has become an intense burning feeling...My skin is red and peels. Should i just suck it up or reduce the amount/apply only at night? Will my skin ever get used to it?

I think i can´t take it anymore...

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