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Dry skin around eyes from benzoyl peroxide?

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Hi everyone,

I've been using  the acne.org regimen with benzoyl peroxide 2.5%, cleanser and moisturiser.  This has worked amazingly for me and pretty much cleared up all my acne. I put a little bit of BP on my forehead , cheeks and nose avoiding putting BP anywhere near my eyes twice a day.

however, I have recently started getting extremely dry and flakey skin around my eyes, eyelids and around my eyebrows. It is quite irritated as well.

i have tried to moisturise my skin and even used a cortisone cream but it is not helping at all and any cream i use kind of burns the skin around my eyes. 

Can anyone tell me if benzoyl peroxide use over this extended period of time would cause this ? Should I stop using it or drop down to 1 time a day ? Has anyone else come across this issue and if so how do I treat this ?

thanks to anyone that can help



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Be careful if you are moisturising your face,maybe its starting a bit of rosacea,i got it on my nose if i moisturise it with certain moisturiser and under my eyes i used to get stinging! and slight reddening,you might see it a little on your cheeks if you put moisturiser there.

if you use anything in these areas i would suggest to stop and see what happens.

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