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A 43-year-old member asked:

Which one should i use for sensitive skin? benzoyl peroxide acne cream or salicylic acid acne cream?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
Benzyl/salicylic aci: One has to try benzyl proxide low strength like 2.5% and if tolerated can be increased to 5%., not cream but wash .But if not tolerated than you can try 1%salicylic acid and can be increased to 2% if tolerated. You have to try what your skin can tolearate, it varies from perso0n to person.If in doubt, consult your md/dermatologist.
Last updated Sep 1, 2016

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