Practically healed

It’s amazing how much high-quality facial creams can make your skin feel so much better. 24 hours ago, I was an itchy mess. Anytime that you wake up with blood on your pillow, you know that you’ve had a bad night.

At this point, my face has almost completely healed from the dryness.

If only it were that easy to eliminate acne in a day.

As far as I can tell, most acne medications take a few weeks to really get the job done. Some times they provide observable results within a few days, but it takes at least two weeks before they’ve done all that they can do. That’s why it’s important for people to start with mild acne treatments and move up to maximum strength OTC products over the course of several weeks or months.

I’ve tried starting off with maximum strength acne products before. Bad idea, especially if you have dry skin. I was using some maximum strength stuff that I picked up at the local pharmacy. I don’t really recall what brand it was but it had something like 7 or 8 percent of its active ingredient. Probably benzoyl peroxide. It didn’t take more than a couple days before my face was in pain.

It took even less time for me to decide that I wasn’t going to use that stuff anymore. I’ve heard, though, that people with average skin can work their way up to maximum strength acne treatments without experiencing serious side effects. Of course, those of us with really sensitive, dry skin will probably never be able to use those products. Even with a good moisturizer, I’m not convinced that I could get through more than a few days without scratching my skin off.


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