A 16-year-old female asked:
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can using benzyl peroxide or salicyclic acid actually irritate your skin more sometimes than do it any good?

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Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Concentration issue: You may have more delicate skin and require a lower percentage of active ingredient (w/b.P.). The salicylic acid is usually used to remove dead skin (and fungus or other problems along with it), so need to understand how it works and what is "acceptable" response. If worried, see your dr or a dermatologist for advice, or ask your pharmacist.
Answered on Apr 20, 2014
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Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
It usually irritates it in the beginning. Use half strength and work up or full strength for a couple of hours and work up on the time.
Mar 29, 2014

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Doesn't sound right : Salicylic acid is a drying agent. Your findings could mean that you're drying the skin of the face too much. Lessen the potency of the formulation or ... Read More
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Dr. Vicki Levine
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Probably: If your skin is not getting irritated or too dry then you should be able to use both products without a problem.

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