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Anyone got any ideas how to make this regimen less drying? I have been on the regimen about 3 weeks or so and I ramped up the amount like Dan said. I am using

-cetaphil cleansing bar

-BP gel 2.5%

-Neutrogena 15+

After I cleanse my face gets so tight I can hardly close my eyes. Then, after about an hour after I moisturize, all these flakes appear. My boyfriend thought I had sand on my face! :oops: . The problem is even before I started the regimen I had quite dry skin. Where all this excess oil is comming from that is supposed to be causing my acne I have no idea. I also can't use AHA's cause they make my skin scale up. I'm currently taking 1 gram of B5 daily is this a bad idea? I don't want to have to stop the regimen as it is the only thing which has been able to clear up my acne. Please help.

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Hey aw,

Have you tried the taping method? I had the same flaking problem & this got rid of it really quickly. I use packing tape (not Scotch tape, which isn't strong enough).

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Try switching to an alpha hydroxy moistuirzer at this point. The Eucerin Renewal is very nice. This should solve the problem.

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May give the AHA thing another whirl, but I had bad experiences in the past where my skin went all itchy and scaly. Can anyone recommed any good ones? Unfortunately I can't get the Eucerin here in Australia.

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Try backing off a little (just a little) with the bp, and only waiting 15 minutes or so to put on the moisturizer. I think it is possible to overdo it, so you need to find the balance. Good luck.

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Cheers, Vanessa! i thought tape method didnt work for me but that was cuz I was using just regular sticky tape instead of packing tape, which works :evil: I tried the Johnson baby bar today - it seems less stripping so I think i'll stick with it. I'll also try waiting 15 instead of 5 mins and using abit less BP. I really wanna try everything before risking the BP/Alphahydroxy combo.

Does anyone know wether vit B5 can cause dry skin? I'm taking it cuz occasionally I get a cyst :shock: an I don't think the regimen can treat these.

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