This isn't a direct problem with acne, but something that has been caused (or worsened) by trying to treat acne. I've always had dry, itchy skin around the creases of my nose which has never been that severe or bothersome. I started the caveman regimen a few weeks ago which caused dry skin to build up, although I still didn't find it more irritating or itchy than normal. I decided that I'd finally use a splash of warm water to remove some of the dead skin - it kinda worked, but also dried it