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I have posted my probem else where but since this is the health forum I thought maybe some of you would know what is up with my skin and maybe it something to do with diet? I was on Dan's regimen for about a year... then I started noticing that my skin was getting lines, so I stopped the regimen cause I was scared sh#tless!! I have been off the regimen for about two months now and my skin is still getting lines. It litterally hurts when I smile it feels like my skin is stretching and then I get a weird line... it's so weird... I have never experienced this before... we are not supposed to acknowlegde when our skin moves... we just do it... It hurts though, on my upper cheeks. I moisturize a lot and I use AHA. I am also taking a lot of vitamins and minerals including vitamin E and zinc and those are supposed to help "heal". I am so upset... it wont stop hurting... I feel like people think I am being rude because I barely smile anymore... because I cant!! I am so confused... has anyone ever experienced this before?

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I have experienced tightness in my skin mainly my forehead. I tend to get lines across my forehead and I have started to develop lines around my eyes. I guess what people call crow's feet. I know that an excessive use of BP does have this side effect so I have reduced the amount I have placed on my skin and in some places I have stopped placing BP on it entirely. I take evening primrose oil, and acidophulos tablets and that seems to be clearing up a lot of the redness and dryness in my skin. I can't definitively say if it helps with tightness around my skin but my acne has decreased since I've been taking these supplements. I use BP at 2.5% because I find anything stronger makes my skin flake and dry out more rapidly and actually produces more breakouts.

I hope that helps. I will be on this site for a bit if you need more help.

Is your name T dot because you live in Toronto?

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I have experienced tightness in my skin mainly my forehead. I tend to get lines across my forehead and I have started to develop lines around my eyes. I guess what people call crow's feet. I know that an excessive use of BP does have this side effect so I have reduced the amount I have placed on my skin and in some places I have stopped placing BP on it entirely. I take evening primrose oil, and acidophulos tablets and that seems to be clearing up a lot of the redness and dryness in my skin. I can't definitively say if it helps with tightness around my skin but my acne has decreased since I've been taking these supplements. I use BP at 2.5% because I find anything stronger makes my skin flake and dry out more rapidly and actually produces more breakouts.

I hope that helps. I will be on this site for a bit if you need more help.

Is your name T dot because you live in Toronto?

How old are you? yeah skin is soooo tight it hurts alot :( I can barely eat even... or smile... I cant laugh... it hurts emotionally too. Haha no Tdot is my nickname, my name is Taryn.

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I'm 28 and I would say that the wrinkles I have developed probably wouldn't have formed at my age without the presence of BP. I think you should talk to a derm about the strength of the BP you are using and maybe an alternative moisturizer.

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I'm 28 and I would say that the wrinkles I have developed probably wouldn't have formed at my age without the presence of BP. I think you should talk to a derm about the strength of the BP you are using and maybe an alternative moisturizer.

Do you still use BP?

I honestly think that BP does cause wrinkles!!! How can it not?? It's so harsh on your skin??

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I'm 28 and I would say that the wrinkles I have developed probably wouldn't have formed at my age without the presence of BP. I think you should talk to a derm about the strength of the BP you are using and maybe an alternative moisturizer.

Do you still use BP?

I honestly think that BP does cause wrinkles!!! How can it not?? It's so harsh on your skin??

straight from dan:

Q: Does benzoyl peroxide cause wrinkles?

A: No, benzoyl peroxide is actually an anti-inflammatory. It does not cause wrinkles. However, some people experience wrinkling around the eyes due to applying benzoyl peroxide too closely to that area. This "wrinkling" is due to dryness and is not permanent. Avoid the eye area with benzoyl peroxide. It is also important to avoid the eye area with moisturizer that is applied over the benzoyl peroxide. This is because the moisturizer can mix with the benzoyl peroxide and bring the benzoyl peroxide with it.

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I'm 28 and I would say that the wrinkles I have developed probably wouldn't have formed at my age without the presence of BP. I think you should talk to a derm about the strength of the BP you are using and maybe an alternative moisturizer.

Do you still use BP?

I honestly think that BP does cause wrinkles!!! How can it not?? It's so harsh on your skin??

Hi tdot. I honestly think that BP does cause wrinkles as well. :( When I used BP (for one month.. THANK GOSH I stopped using it after ONE MONTH!) I was so dry and stiff that I couldn't move my jaws comfortably. And yeah, it was pretty difficult to make face expressions. I felt like my skin would crack and drop to the floor.

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I have posted my probem else where but since this is the health forum I thought maybe some of you would know what is up with my skin and maybe it something to do with diet? I was on Dan's regimen for about a year... then I started noticing that my skin was getting lines, so I stopped the regimen cause I was scared sh#tless!! I have been off the regimen for about two months now and my skin is still getting lines. It litterally hurts when I smile it feels like my skin is stretching and then I get a weird line... it's so weird... I have never experienced this before... we are not supposed to acknowlegde when our skin moves... we just do it... It hurts though, on my upper cheeks. I moisturize a lot and I use AHA. I am also taking a lot of vitamins and minerals including vitamin E and zinc and those are supposed to help "heal". I am so upset... it wont stop hurting... I feel like people think I am being rude because I barely smile anymore... because I cant!! I am so confused... has anyone ever experienced this before?

line? you mean wrinkles or what?

alright nevermind read the rest of the posts...bp causes wrinkles ya....makes me laugh that the people who make these prodcuts say it doesnt...my cousin... pretty girl ...just turned 22 i think...been on that stuff for years...got off it cause she started getting frown lines on her forehead and when shed smile a lot you could see her skin not releasing the laugh lines...she didnt get much sun or smoke....really got to her cause she was the life of the party type and then started getting people ask her about with the lines on her forehead.....the stuff burns through towels so it does the same thing to your skin....she saw some specialist who told her to get off it and moisturize night and day....shes seen improvemnet ....her skin doesnt get stuck in one spot when she smiles anymore.....it weirds me out everytime i see so many kids 13, 14. 15 use this stuff...

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BP can cause severe dehydration=creasing, wrinkles etc. If you have really really oily skin it might not bother you so much. I used it for months and months and it really did the same for me. You might have to use some really heavier creams if you continue on it. You could try adding omega fatty acids to help heal it and reduce the inflammation, like flaxseed oil or fish oils. They have helped me alot.

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"Benzoyl peroxide. Benzoyl peroxide works by killing P. acnes. However, it does not have anti-inflammatory abilities. It is available in a wide range of strengths and can be found as a gel, lotion, cleanser, cream and wash. Many acne preparations include benzoyl peroxide because research shows that benzoyl peroxide increases the effectiveness of some medicines, such as erythromycin and clindamycin. When used in combination with antibiotics, benzoyl peroxide also reduces the likelihood of a patient developing resistance to the antibiotic. The most common side effects are skin irritation, the potential to bleach hair and fabrics as well as possible allergic reaction" skincarephysicians.com

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I used Proactive for years, too many years. When I reached my 20s I noticed what horrible condition my skin was in from the BP. It was dry (even though I moisturized) it was dull and unhealthy. Its strange that a few people on here mentioned that your face seems to lock itself in a certain position for much too long a time. It was as if my face was losing ability to recuperate itself. I noticed a few fine lines on my forehead. I also never smoked and stayed away from baking in the sun to be able to attribute my skins condition to those factors. It was enough for me to get off off BP and never touch it again. My skin broke out horribly at first, I did research and found that many people breakout after stopping long term use of BP. It was as though my skin grew dependant on the product. I was tired of damaging my skin so I stuck through it.

I started to use products that contained the least chemicals possible, I got a good quality Vitamin E moisturizer with SPF and changed my diet to eliminate dairy and limit High GI carbs. My skin started to clear up in a way like it never did on BP. Bp cleared my skin by its burning properites, it made my skin feel unhealthy, tight and damaged. Now my skin started to really heal, it started to regain its natural elasticity, it become even tone and for the first time in years it felt subtle and healthy. My advice to you is its not too late. I give you props for ending the BP, I know its scary. Now you can reverse any premature skin damage you may have and take care of your skin more gently.

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I used Proactive for years, too many years. When I reached my 20s I noticed what horrible condition my skin was in from the BP. It was dry (even though I moisturized) it was dull and unhealthy. Its strange that a few people on here mentioned that your face seems to lock itself in a certain position for much too long a time. It was as if my face was losing ability to recuperate itself. I noticed a few fine lines on my forehead. I also never smoked and stayed away from baking in the sun to be able to attribute my skins condition to those factors. It was enough for me to get off off BP and never touch it again. My skin broke out horribly at first, I did research and found that many people breakout after stopping long term use of BP. It was as though my skin grew dependant on the product. I was tired of damaging my skin so I stuck through it.

I started to use products that contained the least chemicals possible, I got a good quality Vitamin E moisturizer with SPF and changed my diet to eliminate dairy and limit High GI carbs. My skin started to clear up in a way like it never did on BP. Bp cleared my skin by its burning properites, it made my skin feel unhealthy, tight and damaged. Now my skin started to really heal, it started to regain its natural elasticity, it become even tone and for the first time in years it felt subtle and healthy. My advice to you is its not too late. I give you props for ending the BP, I know its scary. Now you can reverse any premature skin damage you may have and take care of your skin more gently.

I'm sooo glad I'm off of BP... I had been on it for a year though and had also used Proactive before that... I am hoping I can reverse the damage i did to my skin... I have been using a mild cleanser (Spectro Gel) and spot reating with Oregano Oil (it's like Tea Tree oil). Someyimes I spot treat with BP if I see a big one coming (what can yea do?? it's the fastest way to kill it!) Even though i have been off of BP for I think about a month and a half, my skin STILL feels tight and feels like its ripping or cracking, I really hope this is not permanent. I believe in gentle treatment of acne... the more gentle you are the better. In the past I uses sun beds... a lot, for probably about 2-3 years I was on and off using the sun beds... so I'm guessing I have damaged my skin quite a bit with both the BP and sun... now I stay out of the sun and wear sunscreen if I have to be in it. I am 20 years old... so I am hoping that I havent done too much damage... I have been praying a lot lately... and I pray for everyone on this board... cause we all deserve to be happy ;)

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Yeah, I agree with what most people here said about BP. It's SO HARSH that it's not even funny. People think that they are wrinkling because they are getting older and NOT from BP... please... they are all in denial.

Also, I didn't apply BP near my eyes, but you know what? I had visible fine lines there while I was on BP. People fail to notice that your skin is a large organ connected by different tissues and tissue damage can travel and affect other tissues.

Lastly, I think girls using BP age faster from the side-effects, because women have thinner skin than men (this is scientifically true). This is why when you compare a woman and a man of same age, the woman is likely to have more linkes/wrinkles than men even if they didn't use BP.

When I used BP for one/two months I moisturized like crazy, but moisturizing didn't help one bit. The moment you apply BP, your skin becomes dry like leather boots. LOL

The fine lines and dry skin started to disappear only after I completely stopped using BP. I had to religiously moisturize night and day for about two months before the lines started to "disappear".

I don't think the lines "disappear" completely since a far too stretched skin cannot bounce back like a healthy skin can. But, the lines have improved about 95% and when you wear a lot of moisturizer they become almost invisible.

Yeah, I'm happy that you stopped using BP. It's better to stop late than never stopping using it at all.

I'm sure your dryness will go away with time (moisturize!). I'm not religious, but I'll pray for you and others as well 'cause acne (and wrinkles) SUCK! (Ah~ The crazy things we put on our faces to get rid of acne... =o( !!!)

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Bp doesn't cause true wrinkles, but it causes surface dehydration that look exactly like wrinkles. If the Bp is too harsh, it can really damage your skin barrier making it more prone to water loss, even when you are off BP.

My suggestion is to moisturize like crazy, get enough omega 3's and use emu oil. Emu oil can help repair a damaged skin barrier.

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Bp doesn't cause true wrinkles, but it causes surface dehydration that look exactly like wrinkles. If the Bp is too harsh, it can really damage your skin barrier making it more prone to water loss, even when you are off BP.

My suggestion is to moisturize like crazy, get enough omega 3's and use emu oil. Emu oil can help repair a damaged skin barrier.

no it doesnt cause wrinkles just permanent fine lines....using sarcasm there case someone cant tell...

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Bp doesn't cause true wrinkles, but it causes surface dehydration that look exactly like wrinkles. If the Bp is too harsh, it can really damage your skin barrier making it more prone to water loss, even when you are off BP.

My suggestion is to moisturize like crazy, get enough omega 3's and use emu oil. Emu oil can help repair a damaged skin barrier.

no it doesnt cause wrinkles just permanent fine lines....using sarcasm there case someone cant tell...

Haha anyone who says it doesnt cause wrinkles is in denial... because it does, some people on this board are living proof.

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Stop using BP. Stop using these shitty common products that are all over the shelves at stores like WalMart. These chemicals are destroying your skin.

If you don't have wrinkle cream, get some. Avoid the big name crap. Avoid significantly abusing your skin.

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Bp doesn't cause true wrinkles, but it causes surface dehydration that look exactly like wrinkles. If the Bp is too harsh, it can really damage your skin barrier making it more prone to water loss, even when you are off BP.

My suggestion is to moisturize like crazy, get enough omega 3's and use emu oil. Emu oil can help repair a damaged skin barrier.

no it doesnt cause wrinkles just permanent fine lines....using sarcasm there case someone cant tell...

Haha anyone who says it doesnt cause wrinkles is in denial... because it does, some people on this board are living proof.

They're dehydration lines, not "real" wrinkles. They are basically the same thing appearance wise, but dehydration lines can be remedied by stopping use of the drying products and repairing the skin.

I used to have the same thing. I had smile lines all the time( When I was only 20) and they have gone away after stopping use of Bp. True wrinkles just don't go away on their own. They are permanent. Dehydration lines can be fized but it may take time.

The problem is that almost all acne products are drying and can cause damage to the skin barrier so your skin can't recover enough for the lines to go away.

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Bp doesn't cause true wrinkles, but it causes surface dehydration that look exactly like wrinkles. If the Bp is too harsh, it can really damage your skin barrier making it more prone to water loss, even when you are off BP.

My suggestion is to moisturize like crazy, get enough omega 3's and use emu oil. Emu oil can help repair a damaged skin barrier.

no it doesnt cause wrinkles just permanent fine lines....using sarcasm there case someone cant tell...

Haha anyone who says it doesnt cause wrinkles is in denial... because it does, some people on this board are living proof.

They're dehydration lines, not "real" wrinkles. They are basically the same thing appearance wise, but dehydration lines can be remedied by stopping use of the drying products and repairing the skin.

I used to have the same thing. I had smile lines all the time( When I was only 20) and they have gone away after stopping use of Bp. True wrinkles just don't go away on their own. They are permanent. Dehydration lines can be fized but it may take time.

The problem is that almost all acne products are drying and can cause damage to the skin barrier so your skin can't recover enough for the lines to go away.

Thank-you, you made me feel a little better I am hoping my lines go away line yours did! How long did it take for yours to go away?

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Bp doesn't cause true wrinkles, but it causes surface dehydration that look exactly like wrinkles. If the Bp is too harsh, it can really damage your skin barrier making it more prone to water loss, even when you are off BP.

My suggestion is to moisturize like crazy, get enough omega 3's and use emu oil. Emu oil can help repair a damaged skin barrier.

no it doesnt cause wrinkles just permanent fine lines....using sarcasm there case someone cant tell...

Haha anyone who says it doesnt cause wrinkles is in denial... because it does, some people on this board are living proof.

They're dehydration lines, not "real" wrinkles. They are basically the same thing appearance wise, but dehydration lines can be remedied by stopping use of the drying products and repairing the skin.

I used to have the same thing. I had smile lines all the time( When I was only 20) and they have gone away after stopping use of Bp. True wrinkles just don't go away on their own. They are permanent. Dehydration lines can be fized but it may take time.

The problem is that almost all acne products are drying and can cause damage to the skin barrier so your skin can't recover enough for the lines to go away.

Thank-you, you made me feel a little better I am hoping my lines go away line yours did! How long did it take for yours to go away?

I'm not sure. It was so long ago, but maybe a couple months of good moisturizing. That's just a guess though. Even now, I will get dehydration lines in the winter sometimes if I'm not careful. It just takes time for your skin to renew itself. Emu oil should help.

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