Hi members of acne.org,
I'm hoping someone can help me with some confusion regarding the BP/Moisturizer.
After thinking and some experimentation, I've started to wonder what effect the moisturizer has on the BP. Surely the moisturizer chemicals will react with the BP chemicals.
I've been doing the regimen every night for about a week now, only cleansing and moisturizing in the morning.
I've noticed that most of the 'redness' and 'burning' often reported occurs for me as soon as I put on the moisturizer after the BP dries. I've also noticed that if I simply leave on the benzoyl peroxide with no moisturizer, even for several hours, I won't have any irritation problems at all.
In summary, I've found that, for me, applying moisturizer on top of the BP is the thing that is causing the burning/irritation associated with the regimen. Wouldn't application of the moisturizer render the BP ineffective on the skin? Surely there is some sort of 'dilution' or 'altering' going on..?