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Help can benzoyl peroxide exfoliate skin?

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Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Not directly: Benzoyl peroxide is not typically used as an exfolliant, but some people develop excessive dryness and peeling from using it. Better alternatives for this purpose are available.

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