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Posted 04 October 2013 - 05:50 PM

I've been using acne.org's BP for a couple of years and this is the firs time I'm experiencing irritation above my eyelids. It gets puffy and dry. Anyone else having this problem? I don't apply BP on my eyelids at all but I'm wondering why I'm getting a reaction now and what I should do to prevent it. Or should I stop using it?

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 05:46 AM

So I experienced this as well. Basically I realized that after bp has dried and i put on my moisturizer, any and i mean any residue that might get around that area will be itchy and burn one day then scaly and dry the next. Just be careful after applying anything once bp is on your skin

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 07:10 PM

I started having this problem too! My eyelids werent dry per se, but my eyes felt like they were burning (like that feeling you get when you peel onions). I would never apply bp on my eyes, and i would be very, very careful about it too but it still happens. The dry eyes occur more often when i suddenly apply more bp, but it still happens almost everyday. Since I didnt see any other symptoms besides my face clearing up, i just decided to tolerate it. You can try decreasing the amount you apply though.

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 01:35 AM

Same here. It's the potency of the BP.


What about an eye cream or a fragrance free moisturizer around your eyes? I'm only a week into the regimen, but I don't plan on stopping using my eye cream since my eyes have always been on the drier side as it is. I use a good amount right after I cleanse, so that I can see the shiny area where it is to know not to go anywhere near there with the BP.

In a nutshell, I've had mild/moderate adult on-set acne which began towards the end of 2009. Regarding my beliefs and the previous skincare/lifestyle changes I've tried, I have been conflicted, misinformed, resistant, allergic, and had my hopes up too high only to be let down. Many of my previous posts on here will reflect that. Considering I have never found an explanation as to why I developed acne in my twenties, whereas I've had flawless skin my entire life up until then, I claim to know nothing. I'm still fighting the fight and can only offer my humble advice.

Began Accutane (Myorisan) on Sept. 30th, 2014 for a 6 month course (plus any leftover pills I may have) and am/will be consistently on 40mg throughout.
Month 1:  Initial breakout, lips became a little dry.
Month 2:  Skin started clearing, dry lips got worse, flaking around nose and eyebrows.
Month 3:  Skin almost completely clear, lips became less dry, eyes and eyelids began to get dry, still flaking around nose and eyebrows.
Month 4:  TBA

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