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i am using clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) pads right now that are not really working. hhow often should i wash it?

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Dr. Glynis Ablon
Dermatology 29 years experience
Typically twice/day: If clearasil pads aren't working you can try active like Proactive which contains benzoyl peroxide. But if not improving see your dermatologist.
Dr. Brett Halper
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Acne: See your doctor or dermatologist regarding medicated creams or pills that could help reduce your acne tremendously

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