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A 23-year-old female asked:

Is this safe to use salicylic acid face wash and after that applying benzoyl peroxide ? i mean can they both work together without any harm??

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Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Excessive dryness: Applying an oil free hypoallergenic moisturizer after each cleansing with warm water and a gentle pH balanced cleanser can help prevent excessive dryness when using facial medications. Salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide are sometimes used together in acne regimens, but can be irritating for some people.
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