The alcohol. Isopropyl alcohol contains just that, alcohol. Alcohol is extremely drying and kills germs on your hands by disolving their membranes. Your skin cells have membranes too.
How do I soothe isopropyl alcohol-irritated skin? What will get rid of the discoloration fast? I used it to try to get rid of pimples.
Stop the alcohol... Rubbing alcohol is very drying to the skin and so if irritation has developed, stop using it. If mild, keep areas moisturize with a good skin lotion and it will likey improve in few days to a wk or two. If more if more significant, some topical cortisone may help. Consult doc for your acne trouble and I am sure you will be treated/advised accordingly. Good luck. Read more...