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A 17-year-old male asked:

I wash my face with face wash containing salicylic acid and then apply a benzoyle peroxide cream can i add in a glycolic acid cream too?

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Dr. Mary Ellen Luchetti
Dermatology 35 years experience
Separate: You can add glycolic acid, but do so at a different time of the day then when you are applying the BP cream. irritation is common, especially when using multiple products. Always apply products 30 minutes after washing, in a small amount, to avoid irritation.

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Last updated May 12, 2015

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