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#1 MichaelFoster

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 04:25 PM

Please Help Me. I cant figure out why all moisturizers cause my skin to feel like it's burning. 

 

I use: 

  • Cetaphil Cleanser
  • 5% Benezol Peroxide (Which the directions say to wash off and I do) 

​I then use either Cetaphil Moisturizer or Neutrogena Oil-Free Visibly Clear. Both of which cause the aforementioned effect. I can't figure out why as soon as I put on moisturizer, even the Cetaphil one which is supposedly meant for "Sensitive or Dry Skin" ,causes my face to start burning. My skin has also become extremely dry and oily, and moisturizer seems to be making it worse. shrug.gif  Maybe it is an ingredient?  

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated. 

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 09:09 PM

Please Help Me. I cant figure out why all moisturizers cause my skin to feel like it's burning. 

 

I use: 

  • Cetaphil Cleanser
  • 5% Benezol Peroxide (Which the directions say to wash off and I do) 

​I then use either Cetaphil Moisturizer or Neutrogena Oil-Free Visibly Clear. Both of which cause the aforementioned effect. I can't figure out why as soon as I put on moisturizer, even the Cetaphil one which is supposedly meant for "Sensitive or Dry Skin" ,causes my face to start burning. My skin has also become extremely dry and oily, and moisturizer seems to be making it worse. shrug.gif  Maybe it is an ingredient?  

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated. 

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When I used benzoyl peroxide, it stripped my skin so badly that anything on my face made it burn. It's not the moisturizer, it's the BP.


Edited by Green Gables, 12 December 2013 - 09:09 PM.

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 09:35 PM

I agree, try to get 2.5 BP instead of 5. Also, maybe use less or use it less often, eventually the burning will go away, your skin just has to get used to it. 



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Posted 13 January 2014 - 09:22 PM

Ive had the exact same problem. Its not the moisturizer, its the BP. Let me explain: The BP drys out your skin very badly, the moisturizer makes your skin red and burn right after applying it; that happens because your skin naturally reacts like that when lotion or moisturizer is put on dry skin. I would suggest going to a 2.5% BP face wash (or whatever product youre using) and if it still is dry, keep using the moisturizer, once the skin is not so dry, the red and burning will stop. If the 2.5% is not enough to fight the acne, go back to 5%, but always use moisturizer after you use the BP.

 

Ever have had your hands get very dry and even possibly start to crack from dryness? (i have) Then when you put on skin lotion, your hands get kinda red and start to burn? Same thing applies to the skin on your face, except your skin will flake off rather than crack like your hands would. Trust me, once your face gets moisturized again and not so dry, the redness and burning will stop when you apply moisturizer. Hope i helped!

 

P.S. i suggest you check out Olay Sensitive Moisture Therapy Lotion: http://www.acne.org/...on-reviews-576/ Just in case your current stuff isnt  moisturizing enough or etc. This stuff makes my face super soft and takes away all dryness from using 2.5% BP leave-on-face medication. Also helps fade away acne scars, but mostly for moisturizing.

 

Good luck!


Week 19 on The Regimen. Seeing great results! Nearly clear from all active acne!! (updated 6/16/14)

~My Regimen~

         Morning ▼▼ Different from Night Routine/Regimen to keep skin from becoming too dry and flaky.

           1. Olay Foaming Face Wash--Sensitive Skin

            2. Spot & patch treat with Dans BP and if necessary, Dans AHA+

            3. CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion

         At Night ▼▼

            1. Olay Foaming Face Wash--Sensitive Skin

            2. Dans BP - 1 index finger length.

            3. 1/2 CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion & 1/2 Dans AHA+

~Supplements/Vitamins (each daily)~

     - 1000 IU Trader Joe's Vitamin D3 - one 1000 Iu capsule a day

     - Target brand (up & up) Zinc 100mg - two 50mg cpasules a day

     - CVS Chewable Vitamin C with Rose Hips 2000mg -two 1000mg tablets a day   -Was previously taking Trader Joe's Synergistic C Vitamin C Complex

     - Nature Made 16,000 IU Vitamin A -two 8000 IU capsules a day

     - Trader Joe's Natural Papaya & Pineapple Enzymes -1 tablet a day   -not really for skin, more for digestion

     - One A Day VitaCraves Gummies + Immunity Support -2 gummies a day   -more as a general multi-vitamin

     - Schiff Digestive Advantage Probiotic Gummies -2 gummies a day   -more for digestion

--Planning to add in some Vitamin B5, and possibly add Omega-3

 

Still trying to perfect my regimen. 'We all have different skin' ~YOUR MILEAGE WILL VARY!~ Customize your regimen/routine for your unique self.


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Posted 14 October 2014 - 11:00 PM

Our bodies are amazing and they tell us whts good or harmful to our bodies so it reacts! I'm thinking your face is burning because your skin doesn't tolerate that moisturizer dump it in the trash and try something soothing something that you know your skin will thank you for it.gentle is really always best:) I hear its good to go with something that doesn't burn skin or eyes and doesn't irritate the skin you can do long term damage

I'm allergic to bp check that out


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