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Moisturizer Not Absorbing?

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So I decided to try out the Regimen - I started following it closely. I started using heavy amounts of benzoyl peroxide, and very gently applying it and then a moisturizer. It started working immediately - not a single new pimple. Two weeks later, my skin was looking good. I added jojoba oil with my moisturizer a week ago, but then suddenly, one day, out of nowhere...I go to apply my moisturizer and my skin - how do I describe this? - won't absorb it. My skin is very dry, but not really flaky. (It's dry enough that when I get out of the shower I MUST put a moisturizer on or my face will start cracking/peeling). The moisturizer just won't absorb into the skin, even after minutes of rubbing. It shows up clear as day on my skin, especially around the areas that are more dry. I added some drops of jojoba oil, but it did little or nothing. I bought a different moiturizer - the Eucerin everyday facial moisturizer SPF 30, and it hasn't fixed the problem. The benzoyl peroxide is absorbed fine, but not the moisturizer. For the last 2 days, my skin has been like this. Why did this happen out of nowhere?

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Maybe you are applying too much of it. Try using less and see if that helps.

Also, when the humidity is high I have a hard time with products absorbing. Could your environment be part of the problem?

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