I am going to try benzoyl peroxide every other day and see if the itchyness goes away. till the end of march.
If that doesn't work:
I found an article about topicals. I might use Salicylic acid with differin(I spent $80 on it so why not use it) if the benzoyl keeps being a pain.
only a face wash and moisturizer
after my face returned to normal I started using a very thin layer of bp once a day just on my worst broken out areas. I am still doing this. I have some itchyness, depending on how much I put on. To help the itchyness I use alot of moisturizer and put a warm wash cloth on my face. The bp is working.
I have not been consistent with the regimen. My goal is to be consistent. Its hard to use bp because I hate the itchyness. I wish there was an alternative. I am going to be consistent and just use the bp at night and only a tiny bit.
I'm going to buy the moisturizer that dan reccomends.
I started using the bp by just spotting some of the big pimples I had. I did this for a week. One night I couldn't stand the acne so I put a whole lot of bp. That was a very bad idea because I felt like I had fried my face in the sun. It was so red and itchy!
I let my face return to normal(2 days). I applied a lot of moisturizer, 4x each day. This helped with the ichyness.
I didn't want to buy the acne.org products. I wanted to make sure my skin could handle benzoyl peroxide. My skin was very sensitive to proactive. I think I started it too fast.
So I bought the small tube of the nutrogena bp spot-treatment. I also bought the clean and clear wash for sensitive skin that dan reccomended.
I am using the beauty control moisturizer.
I bought these in January.
acne since age 17 (I'm 21).
I've tried meleluca acne treatment, differin(.1% and .3%), beauty control acne treatment, evoclin, minocyclin pills ,pro-active (none of these gave me the results I wanted.)