Does acne cream dry out your skin?
Hello, I am 22 years female. I visited a dermatologist as I was suffering from severe acne. He prescribed me a gel, he asked me to apply that gel at night. The gel was Hydrous Benzoyl Peroxide, the skin around my mouth is very dry after applying that gel. I contacted him, he said it is common for skin to dry out after applying acne skin. Is it true? Does this happen or is it a side-effect?
@uinn Hello, over-the-counter acne products and prescription drugs with benzoyl peroxide can really cause dry skin. Everyone who uses it has some amount of dryness, flaking, and peeling. Benzoyl peroxide can make your skin get dry and peel. To counter that, use a good moisturizer. Avoid products that further dry your skinOpt instead of gentle cleaners Or just rinse your face with water. Stop using other acne treatments, too.