I just started using the Acanya Gel and my face burns and stings so badly that I have to wash it off. My dermatologist recommended that if there is too much dryness I can apply the gel every other day,and I began to do that. However, every time I try to use a moisturizer before I put makeup on after using the gel in the morning and it burns so badly and still just leaves my face so dry. I cant put anything on my face to fix the dryness because the Acanya makes my face burn even days after using it. I think I may be using too much. However, it is still clearing my face up very nicely despite the side effects.