how would i describe my skin...hm. i have an oily t-zone, but i have very fair skin (i am a red head) so my cheeks are rather dry and if i use too strong of face products my skin flakes. this never once happend to me while i used benzaclin. i think if the BP was 10% it would have been a different story!! i only used it on my chin, upper lip, and nose though. and when i did get a little dry, during the winter, i used cetaphil moisturizer only on my dry parts. it took about a month for me to see the results.