I started applying minoxidil 5% topical solution to my beard area on the 18th, once a day in the evenings, and continued to do so for 3 days (18th, 19th and 20th). It seemed wise to start applying such a radical treatment slowly at first, not the box recommendation of twice a day, in such a sensitive place as the face. Success so far- no sensitivity, pain or itching in the applied area.
Today (the 21st), I’ve decided to see what applying the solution twice a day would do. I applied it first this morning, with a slight bit of itching being the only result, although nothing really very noteworthy. This evening I applied it again, and I’m already experiencing some tingling, itching and even a bit of slight burning. Obviously, applying this solution twice a day is a bad idea.
Once a day should be enough- I’ll only apply it in evenings from here out. If these symptoms reoccur tomorrow evening after I’ve given it 24 hours to cool down, I’ll take a 3 day break from my regimen and then see if it happens again. If after 3 days, I apply it with the same reaction, then I’ll discontinue use. As it stands, this isn’t a horrible reaction, just some slight sensitivity, and I’m assuming it’s just a reaction to overuse of it on an already sensitive area.
I’ll continue to update with results as they occur.