This will cause minimal dryness, possibly more in the winter. It dries up excess oil and dries up acne. You can reduce the days in a row that you use it to cut down on irritation. I would suggest just using it as a spot treatment and not all over the face. That way you aren't creating other dry/problem areas. Just clearing up pesky zits 😋
Yes, I did experience dryness. However, I liked that result. Drying helps clear the acne from my face, which is what the product was meant to do! Only apply the product to the imperfection and use a moisturizer (I suggest CeraVe) for the best results.
It's got salicylic acid so it will dry you out. That active ingredient is what gets rid of the acne and can be very irritating, especially to sensitive skin. I recommend using a light oil-free moisturizer to replenish the skin without making breakouts worse.
So for a couple weeks, my skin revolted on me. I had really bad breakouts and nothing was working. I went to Sephora and the girl recommended me this, and I am so glad she did! I am so suprised at how fast this works overnight. My skin was already clearer in the morning. I am so shook!!! I have normal to dry skin and usually acne products dry me out sooo bad but this hasn't. I definitely recommend this to anyone, you will see results in 2-3 days!!!
usually what I do, after the cream dries on my face I put a moisturizer which helped me a lot with dryness because my skin is naturally dry. Just make sure you don't put too much cream on the pimple because that can cause extreme dryness as well.
I did experience some dryness, but if you use a moisturizer with it the dryness won't be as bad as using the product alone will.
Try some of the moisturizers from the Clean & Clear line. They have moisturizers that also have the acne medication in them that will battle the problem while adding moisture.
A little bit not too much though, but I also always use a moisturizer everyday even with spot treatments and it helps to keep my face from becoming to dry! so if you are having problems with dry skin try using a good moisturizer and one that wont clog your pores and is made for blemished skin also try to use something with in the clean and clear line its a good idea to use all your face products like toner, moisturizer, cleanser and spot treatments all from the same line because they were made to be used together and if you ones from multiple lines it could cause irritation or even breakouts because of the chemicals in the products reacting with one another.
Yes, that's kind of the whole point to dry out the pimple and clear the redness. Only apply the product to the pimples that are bothering you. Do not apply to a big area. If you have to apply to a big area use with a light moisturizer.
Yes, particularly in the area that you are treating. This is a side-effect of most acne treatments. However, as compared to other treatments I thought that the dryness caused by this product was minimal.
YES. it can dry out your skin a lot, epecially if you use it every day. i had to find a great moisturizer to pair with this product so my skin stayed not flaky. try the clean and clear oil free moisturizer with salicylic acid as well
Yes, if you're using multiple acne products (wash, scrub, spot treatment, etc.). If you use it sparingly and remember not to skip your moisturizer the effect is lessened. I do think the dryness was less than with other brands I've tried.