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#1 MoonlitRiver

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Posted 07 August 2013 - 06:02 AM

Ok so I've been using Epiduo for 2 weeks now and it's really been improving my skin so I'm keen to continue using it but it seems to have made my face a significantly different colour to my neck which is really bothering me. I've included a photo (sorry it's a bit blurry but I think you get the idea). As you can see there's a really definite line from where I've been applying the Epiduo. Just wondering if anyone knows of anything I could do to improve this or make it less noticeable? Will my face never be the same colour again or is this likely to be a temporary effect? Getting more than a little worried about it! 

 

 

 

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Posted 07 August 2013 - 06:09 AM

Similar thing has been happening to me from BP - I've been putting it down to irritation really (but my face has always been reddish in comparison to my neck). Do you think that could be all it is for you? Have you been using Epiduo for long? If it's fairly new or if you've started using more of it recently - that could be why. Does Epiduo increase your sensitivity to the sun? (I'm guessing it does)That could be a factor too maybe - so a sunscreen could help (if you're not already using one). 

 

To me it looks like it would go away if you stopped Epiduo but I'd assume that it would get better with time too... that is an assumption though as I haven't used Epiduo before. Hope someone else can give you some better advice / help! :)



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Posted 07 August 2013 - 06:14 AM

Similar thing has been happening to me from BP - I've been putting it down to irritation really (but my face has always been reddish in comparison to my neck). Do you think that could be all it is for you? Have you been using Epiduo for long? If it's fairly new or if you've started using more of it recently - that could be why. Does Epiduo increase your sensitivity to the sun? (I'm guessing it does)That could be a factor too maybe - so a sunscreen could help (if you're not already using one). 

 

To me it looks like it would go away if you stopped Epiduo but I'd assume that it would get better with time too... that is an assumption though as I haven't used Epiduo before. Hope someone else can give you some better advice / help! smile.png

 

Thanks for the reply Lilly! I guess it probably is irritation I just found it a little alarming! My face has always been slightly darker than my neck but never anything like this much. I've been using it for 2 weeks so yes it is fairly new for me, though I have used BP before when I was on the Regimen. I always make sure to wear sunscreen and I haven't been out in the sun much recently in any case. I really hope you're right and it will get better with time when my skin becomes more accustomed to the Epiduo! unsure.png



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Posted 07 August 2013 - 06:19 AM

Hopefully that's all it is - from what you've said, it does sound like it's just irritation and your skin adjusting to it. I suppose if it get's worse in the next few weeks or doesn't seem to be improving then you could worry a little :P but for now it seems normal to me :) Hope it goes well then.



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Posted 07 August 2013 - 06:24 AM

Hopefully that's all it is - from what you've said, it does sound like it's just irritation and your skin adjusting to it. I suppose if it get's worse in the next few weeks or doesn't seem to be improving then you could worry a little tongue.png but for now it seems normal to me smile.png Hope it goes well then.

 

Thanks for the reassurance! I really needed it! For now I'll have to settle for plastering it with Cetaphil in the hopes of calming it and maybe reducing the amount I use for a few days. Thanks again for replying! :) 






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