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Dry skin. Prescribed benzamycin gel making skin more dry. Which moisturizer to use?

hi i have a few questions: I have had dry skin from start. I first started using Pond Cold Cream, which made my skin oily. 1 year ago my doctor prescribed me benzamycin gel, which . I notice drys my skin out . So when ever I wash my face it turns red near my mouth and under eyes near nose .I do not know which moisturizer to use. Im not sure what to do i only use hhhh gggggg benzamycin once a week now, before it was daily. out
Asked On : Fri, 15 Feb 2013
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hi..thanks for your query.
Benzamycin contains both benzoyl peroxide and erythromycin; these are anti-acne medications and in many people, skin gets drier on repeated use.Do you still have pimples? If not, you can stop this completely. You can use Clindamycin gel occassioanaly if you have few eruptions.
For a regular care of the dry skin you have, you can use Cetaphil cleanser for dry/sensitive skin. After washing face, you should apply a non comedogenic ,oil free moisturizer ,which are available with many pharmaceutical companies OTC in most countries.U might need to repeat applications of the moisturizer according to the nature of your skin.Finally, a sunscreen should be applied 20 mins before sun exposure and repeated 4-5hourly.The sunscreen should be non Comedogenic as well.
hope this helps..take care!
Answered: Sun, 17 Feb 2013
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