A 22-year-old male asked:

Is benzoyl peroxide 5% photosensitive? should i use it only at night ?

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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology 46 years experience
Yes and no.: Benzoyl peroxide can cause photosensitivity, but that doesn't mean you're restricted to using it at night. Apply a good broad-spectrum sunscreen (spf 30 or higher) every morning, and limit yourself to a sensible amount of sun exposure. And you'll want to stay out of tanning beds as well.
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Can i use benzoyl peroxide 2.5 at night and clindymycin in the day?

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Dr. Laura Garabedian
Adolescent Medicine 39 years experience
Yes you can: Be careful benzoyl peroxide stains clothing
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