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#1 DogMaster234

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 05:48 AM

Hello all,
About a year ago, I was put on an acne prescription that involved the use of clindamycin and BP together. After initially buying 10% max, since it was all CVS provided, I found that it thoroughly rid of my most of my acne in a few days. However, it stung so badly that I would actually had to fidget around to deal with the pain as it wore off. Well after a three days my skin completely crusted over, I mean when I smiled my cheeks cracked. My skin completely seared together and it took weeks for my face to recover. I gave it up and just now found the regimen online. I've been using 3% micro-Bp for the last week and a half (I have Dan's BP coming in this week) and worked my way up to applying 2x a day. There is a slight stinging after applying moisturizer, which now subsides. Should I continue usage?

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 06:07 AM

let your skin be your guide, everyone is different.....clearly the 10% BP was way too strong, so it wasn't necessarily an allergic reaction it was just too strong...a lower % like the 3% you are using is much gentler, so keep it up for a few more days and see how your skin reacts

 

stop if there is any lingering redness, you don't want a repeat of the last episode....but you may find the 3%, or Dan's 2.5% makes all the difference

 

good luck!



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Posted 27 August 2013 - 06:49 AM

Thank you for the reply,
I coincidentally started the regimen on the same week that I vacationed at a lakehouse, meaning basically constant sun exposure. I bought neutrogena oil-free moisture with SPF 35 and that did a fairly nice job at protecting me. I did notice a slight redness but it went away in a day or two and now my entire body is the same level of tan. Now I start college, so I won't be outside for very long in the coming months

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Posted 27 August 2013 - 04:58 PM

Good luck to you in college, and hopefully the new skin care routine works for you.

 

While there keep up with it, even though the hours may be late/early, change those pillow cases every few days, and lots of water - but have fun!






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