I have a trip this upcoming weekend and my skin is just terrible. My mom was so kind to point out to me this morning that she's never seen my skin this bad even when I was a teenager (which imo is untrue). My chin has been constantly breaking out, now it's migrated up to my cheeks, and the part of my eyebrows closest to my nose keep breaking out with these hard, under-the-skin lumps. I actually only have a couple of active pimples, the rest are red marks, and this morning I was feeling good until my mom's comment.
However...my face is actually a burned mess right now. I used BP which I shouldn't have but it's the ONLY treatment that has ever kept me consistently clear. Without it I just don't know what to do. Late last year I suddenly became overly sensitive to it. I used to slather on Dan's BP morning and night and one day my face just did a 360 and acted like it's never experienced BP before. I know by the weekend, with gentle cleansing and moisturizing, the burns will fade away, but I'll definitely have a nice new outbreak of spots. I can't even spot treat with BP because the entire section of skin burns around the pimple. SOMETIMES I get lucky and there's no burn, and I basically took my chances last night...
I know the only thing that'll heal the burns is time. I'm curious about something though - we have 10% BP clearasil in the house, and I've spot treated with this lately, and I never burn from it. Is it worth it to buy their 2.5% BP at the store? (I've bought SO many different acne treatment products since my skin became adverse to BP...SA/BHA is the reason why I have these lumps on my forehead, I'll never touch that stuff again.) Is it just Dan's that I'm burning from?
I need to add that my mom didn't intend to be mean-spirited. She has the wrong idea though, she thinks that because I've switched cleansers I've inflamed my skin. But I told her that the cleansers I use don't have medication in them. Although I thought Purpose was a problem and last month I switched to CeraVe which after a month I again thought it was the problem...I just bought the Cetaphil gentle cleansing bar which I've used before and don't remember problems with. Plus my skin doesn't dry and flake from it. So I guess for the rest of the week I will follow the strict regime of Cetaphil and Dan's moisturizer only..