I couldn't agree more with this. I started the regimen with a 5% BP and it definitely made my skin so red and so itchy and so irritated that within the 2nd week I wanted to quit soooooo bad. When I finally switched to 2.5%, it was a great move. Less irritation and less flakes and less itchy.
I'm on week 7 now and almost clear.
Do you spot treat with the BP or use all over your face?
I tried spot treatment before I was on the regimen and I noticed that I would get new cysts to the areas where I did not apply the BP. I have no idea if the bacteria is avoiding the medication. But now on the regimen, I definitely use it all over my face.
If you can get away with just spot treatment then more power to ya, but it didn't work for me.
Thanks! I'm just dealing with a lot of burning sensation after applying my moisturizer, which is why I'm contemplating spot treatment for the time being. Last night I used 10%, during the day today I used 5% and tonight I used 5%. Think I'll drop down to 2.5%.
Drop it down to 2.5% definitely! Lots of people have said that it all works the same and you get less irritation on the 2.5%.
The burning sensation probably means you haven't been on BP too long and your skin still isn't used to it. It took around 3 weeks for the burning sensation to go away with me. Cetaphil moisturizer helped a lot too. I find that even though it made my face look greasy, it helped a lot with the dryness and redness.
Thanks so much again! I think we're switching back and forth between this post and the other one.. :/ I'll drop down to 2.5% and give it more time. I have considered the Cetaphil moisturizer cream. I guess I could try using that as a nightly moisturizer instead if it causes your face to look greasy.