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skin around bp area getting dry too

ive noticed that my skin gets dry in areas even around the areas i apply bp, for example i dont put bp any closer than an inch around my eyebrows yet they flake like crazy if i dont moisturize them. also, i apply bp to my upper lip/chin area and i get dryness and flakes extending 2inches out on all sides past the points where i apply the bp. what the hell? do i just have naturally dry skin that is getting instensly dried out by the benzoyl peroxide or what? also, anytime i go swimming, even if my skin is feeling nice and soft and moisturized, after i go swimming and get home it's always really dry. is that normal? this is just lake swimming, not pool.

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Well you can try putting on less bp. That might help out with the dryness.

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Certain parts of your face are more senstive to BP. Anything above the cheek bone for me leaves me red and makes me look sun burned. I recommend spot treating sensitive areas (corners of mouth for some, around the eyes, corners of the nose) with salicilic acid or something more gentle if you're prone to acne there.

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