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BP sensitivity..or just dryness?

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How can you tell if its just the normal dryness associated with BP (I'm using 2.5 once a day) OR if I am just too sensitive to use it? I'm getting rashy and my skin feels so tight and its peeling and red, especially on my chin. I've been using it for like a a little less than two weeks.

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BPO is supposed to lead to some amount of peeling, its part of how it helps to clear out acne lesions. So, some peeling is not a bad thing.

I would make sure that you are not using too much BP. Another thing you might try is applying the BP and leaving it on for 15 min, then washing it off. Do that for a few nights, then start leaving it on for 30 min before washing. You can then bump it up to an hour, and then 2 hrs. Using this method, it takes about 2 wks before you start leaving the BP on all night. This helps your skin get used to the medication and reduces the side effects of redness and irritation.

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