i switched from clindagel and i started using clinac BPO yesterday (it has 7% in it) and when i put it on my face kinda burns and it lasts all day....what the heck does that mean...i don't think i am allergic, my face is only slightly pink (but that i think is do to the tazorac i have been using at night)....and my skin is like peely but they are rolling white flakes down my face...is this normal with BP....what are your thoughts?
no burning or redness when I use it at night ... I do still have flaky dry skin in the morning, but not as bad as when I used it during the day ... I'm using a
5 % gel right now that has tea tree oil as well and it seems to be doing alot better than the 10 % I was using .. I've heard that BP can be just as effective in low doses vs. like 10 % without the intense burning and peeling some people get
I just stopped using my differin and started using bp. i tell you what, without going outside my face burned and became scalely like. i know exactly what you mean about the balling. i use a 2.5 percent bp morningand night. i have to put a moisturizer on it or i will flake out and burn. hoping this will eventually subside! let me know how it goes for you!
No experience with BP since years ago, but I feel so sorry for all you're going through. You sound frustrated and I know How that feels inside. I will pray that you find better results when you start the shots and spiro tomorrow.
Let us know. This could be your answer !!! I hope it is. Thinking of you
Yoopergirl, use a very thin coat of BP rubbed in well and try skipping a day or two in between applications until your skin becomes accustomed to it. Sometimes BP will flake your skin a little, but it should disappear over time. If I've been outside for long periods of time and gotten any kind of tan on my face, BP will still make my skin flake a little, but once that comes off, it looks fine again.
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it is definitely frustrating...I just want to go outside and be with people and even just go walk around the mall, but i am so ashamed of what I look like that i know i would just not be able to handle it (that has been the story of my life for the past 6 months and nothing seems to be going anywhere....not one red mark has faded one bit..in fact they are purple marks, they aren't even pink or red, they are purple ) I hope spiro and the shots help, but i am worried about being too dry since my face is already flaking off as it is with the BP now. I just don't know what to do anymore,
but my dad just tells me to hang in there,
i wish it was over or at least there was a light at the end of the tunnel but all i see is black right now,
i will keep you posted,