Rough Texture, Dry Patches On Cheeks Large Poresrough skin dry rough texture face oily cheeks forehead problem acne
Posted 10 October 2013 - 08:15 PM
Posted 14 October 2013 - 04:59 PM
Awww I'm so sorry you're so upset about this. I'm not sure, but it's probably due to the dryness! Have you stopped the products? I would stop entirely for a while to let your skin calm down.
Posted 14 October 2013 - 05:00 PM
Also, I had similar problems after a treatment of photofacial (aka IPL). You didn't have any similar treatments recently, did you?
Posted 15 October 2013 - 08:25 PM
Benzoyl peroxide (it's in Benzaclin) made my skin look awful and ten years older.
Benzoyl peroxide completely strips your skin of moisture. Moisture is water. How oily your skin is doesn't have a whole lot to do without how much water it holds. Water is the important thing here. Without moisture (water retention) your skin sags like you're seeing, and it can't heal itself.
It pretty much went back to the way it is after I stopped benzoyl peroxide and used a great moisturizing cream with ceramides and humectants (I used CeraVe). I used it about 3x a day. Eventually my skin did recover.
The other thing to watch is the stievamycin because it contains tretinoin. This also strips moisture from your skin, and some people notice it makes their skin look worse while they're on it. Honestly I'd just stop both products.
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HOW I STAY 100% CLEAR:
Spironolactone (anti-androgen drug)
Betaine HCL with each meal
Avoiding silicones and occlusives in skin/hair products
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