U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 20-year-old male asked:

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

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
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.

Related questions

A 17-year-old male asked:
Does skin become tolerant to benzoyl peroxide?
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 24-year-old member asked:
How long does benzoyl peroxide take to clear skin?
2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
A member asked:
How to choose correct benzoyl peroxide for different skin types?
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 46-year-old member asked:
How is benzoyl peroxide supposed to react to your skin when you apply it?
1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Last updated Aug 5, 2016


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.