Dry skin is become less easy to manage - and unfortunately it seems my purchase of Jojoba oil from drugstore.com has been lost in the mail.
Either the dryness is increasing the more i'm on BP or Daniel's lotion is not as effective as Cetaphils. I think either is very possible. I'm going to go back to the Cetaphil stuff for now because it just feels heavier / more moisturizing.
One mistake I used to make when on Proactive was when moisturizing I would moisturize under my eyes, on my eye-lids, eyebrows etc since they were troubled dry spots. That was until I read something here that made sense - If we moisturize after using BP we shouldn't rub the moisturizer around our eyes because it can pick up the BP. I always kind of wondered why those areas were getting dry even though I wasn't using BP there. I thought somehow the BP seeps when on your skin to near-by areas? Transfer by moisturizer makes sense though, so I've tried to be cautious of that.
However, those areas have still started to get dry. I've tried putting on a small amount of moisturizer just around my eyes after cleaning and before BP - but it's still dry. Again, I really wish I had the Jojoba oil to use.
The biggest issue with the dryness comes when I try to put a little bit of foundation on - because that's really when things start getting flaky and messy.
I wonder how long it'll take my skin to get accustomed to the BP and stop getting as dry? I've read that it'll grow to get used to it, and then I've also read complaints of persistent dryness.
Break-outs while the majority of my face remains clear, I've got a small new cluster of zits on my forehead. They're kind of the itchy kind of zits - does anyone know what I mean? Feels almost more like a mixture of zits / irritation. No redness or burning though, and definitely the appearance of zits, so I'm assuming its not an alergic reaction. I think the dry skin in general is just making me itchy.
In the mail I also received the AHA lotion with the intention of using it as a spot treatment. I'm a little apprehensive about using it because I remember reading somewhere that you should wait until you're acclimated to the Regimen before introducing this lotion.
However, I have applied it a few times to the clusters I was describing on my forehead.
I'm a little confused about AHA though (as I am by most acne products and the wide range of opinions that go with them). I bought it for what Daniel suggested it for - spot treatment. Than I also read him saying that if you continue to have persistent dryness to include this in your routine. It's interesting to me that something would be both a spot treatment and a good moisturizer? I always think of spot treatments as drying out agents.
Either way, I'm holding off for now so as to not aggravate my skin with anything else new.
For the first week or so my face had a red tone to it - no doubt from the BP. I didn't mind so much, because I'm so pale anyway, it actually made me look less washed out. The redness seems to have resided now though.
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