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A 20-year-old male asked:

Can prolonged and heavy use of 2.5% benzoyl peroxide permanently damage the skin?

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 58 years experience
No: If it is drying or irritating, this will quickly heal when you take a rest from it.

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