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#1 LoserXP

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 08:52 AM

Yesterday night I applied a tiny dab of clean and clear on the spot benzoyl peroxide 10% treatment to my acne and this is the result: see attachment below.

When I say tiny, I meant a small TINY dab. I did not intend to apply the treatment and spread it so wide.

Right this moment my skin is extremely red, burning, and itching! Is this completely normal? I read that itching and redness will go away overtime but is it normal to have red burning skin? Is Dan's 2.5 benzoyl peroxide for me?



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Posted 28 December 2012 - 10:00 AM

10% is probably too much for you. Try 2.5 %
If that don't work you might be allergic to it.

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 10:29 AM

Thanks,

In the past, I've used Proactiv 2.5% benzoyl peroxide for several years with success until my skin became immune to it. I really hope this is the not case with Dan's 2.5 benzoyl peroxide.

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 11:02 AM

Thanks,

In the past, I've used Proactiv 2.5% benzoyl peroxide for several years with success until my skin became immune to it. I really hope this is the not case with Dan's 2.5 benzoyl peroxide.


Skin doesn't come immune to 2.5% BP, as far as I know, it must be other factors.
Going to a 10% strength wont make a difference, it's always best to use 2.5%, the only difference 10% makes is dryer skin.

when used correctly dans BP should do you great

New Regimen!

Morning: 2 pumps Dan's cleanser in the shower, and "Eucerin Dermo Purifyer Hydrating Care" to moisturize, works to get me through the day without dry skin, but doesn't show, it's like there's nothing on my face, it's matt and doesn't shine.

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Night: 2/3 pumps Dan's cleaner in the shower, using the cleanser to shave with a 2 blade generic razor, end segment finger's worth of Dan's BP, 2 pumps Dan's moisturizer with 6 drops generic, organic jojoba oil.

Sometimes just Dan's AHA+, or the usual application of Dan's BP with AHA+ on top if I'm feeling hardcore.

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1 generic multivitamin, 30mg Zinc if the multivitamin doesn't contain it, 1/2 odorless garlic capsules, 2/3 EyeQ capsules (omega 3, 6, evening primrose oil,)

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 11:16 AM

No it doesn't look normal. Its a good thing you spot treated because your whole face could look like that. I'd spot treat again with 2.5% and if it causes the same reaction you could very well be allergic

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 01:51 PM

Thanks everyone,

Ind1g0 - I'll take your advice and do a spot-treatment with 2.5% and see how my skin reacts to it.


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