I have been suffering from mild, persistent acne for several years now and as far as I know it is hormonal. Recently I visited my GP and they prescribed to me Differin 0.1% topical cream to use in the morning, and Clyndoxyl Gel (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide, 1%/5%,w/w) to use at night, to try and clear up my skin. Both my doctor and the pharmacist warned me that I will probably experience dry, irritated skin for the first few weeks of use. I have been using it for a few days now and the areas where I apply the medication are mainly on my forehead, cheeks, nose and chin. I have yet to experienced dryness in those areas, but it is now my fourth night of using the Clyndoxyl Gel and after I applied my regular Neutrogena moisturizer I experienced an uncomfortable burning sensation around my mouth (and an odd red "ring" formed around my mouth as well), my eyes and my nostrils. I am concerned because the burning is in areas where I do not apply the medications. Does anyone else use similar products and/or are experiencing similar symptoms? What is causing this?
Also I use Cytophil gentle skin censer if that helps...