A 17-year-old male asked:
I have acne & can i use 5% benzoyl peroixde gel on my face at night only..! what r the +ve & -ve effetcs of benzoyl peroixe. i have normal oily skin.
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Addiction Medicine 54 years experience
Yes.: Benzoyl peroxide tend to dry the skin. For normal oily skin, washing with soap and water three times daily maybe sufficient .Make sure to avoid greasy food or touching or worrying the acne lesions. You can put the gel directly on the lesions once a day.
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Last updated Oct 6, 2013
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