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Acne Treatments Without Benzoyl Peroxide
Most acne treatments contain benzoyl peroxide, but they contain about 5- 10 % of it. What would happen if i used something with 50%?
Nothing: Because there is no 50% bezoyl peroxide available unless you are pharmacist knows how to do it. ...Read more
A common human skin disease characterized by areas of scaly red skin (seborrhea) with blackheads/whiteheads (comedones) , pinheads (papules), large papules (nodules), pimples & possibly scarring. Occurs mostly on face, upper chest & back. Treated with benzoyl peroxide, salicylic ...Read more
I'm allergic to both salacylic acid and benzoyl peroxide so is there any acne creams that I can purchase at a drugstore without those two ingredients?
I've been using a cream (composition - adapalene and benzoyl peroxide) for acne for 2 months without results - what's going on?
I want to treat "bacne" (back acne) WITHOUT oral meds. What can I use without ruining my clothes with bleach from benzoyl peroxide? Need it gone soon.
I am an african and I have dark skin. I also have mild forehead and cheek acne. Is a benzoyl peroxide a good product to use without darkening my skin?
Yes: Benzoyl peroxide helps many people with acne. Acne will darken your skin in spots. Control of acne will reduce this. It will not darken your skin. It will bleach clothing, towels, & sheets. Be careful to keep it off any nice fabrics. Proactiv is an expensive brand. 2% or 5% will help. All of the forms are drying. If this is a problem, wash off after an hour and use a cream for dry skin. ...Read more
Hi, I have been using benzoyl peroxide for approx 50 days. I am now using it every other day but acne is starting to reappear if i stop. What do I do?
Keep using it: Acne can't be cured but can be controlled. I see you are also using topical clindamycin, which you should not be using without daily benzoyl peroxide as well. Eventually your acne will remit as you get older, but there's no predicting when. I'm glad you got a good result with a relatively mild regimen, and hope it will continue to be enough. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Kills bacteria: Benzoyl peroxide creates oxygen when in contact with skin. The bacteria causing acne cannot live in the presence of oxygen so actually dies. It also assists in removing dead cells that cause the pores to get plugged which also leads to acne formation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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