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A 19-year-old female asked:

Dermatologists plz help. anytime i use a salicylic acid cleanser (of any %, or type\brand) my skin burns and darkens dramatically if i continue usage. but, i swapped to salycilic acid leaveon products and it helps my skin texture w/out any problems?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Birendra Tandan
Urology 36 years experience
Stay with the latter
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Dr. Stanley Katz
Dermatology 49 years experience
If there are sig problems with the wash, it's wise to avoid it. If you have acne, you might benefit from a tretinoin cream along with very low dose of a benzoyl peroxide wash. See dermatologist.
Jan 10, 2023
Last updated Jan 16, 2023


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