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I constantly have a red/dry "mustache" on my upper lip. I use benzoyl peroxide and moisturizer daily for acne. What can I do to calm redness?

I constantly have a red/dry "mustache" on my upper lip. I use benzoyl peroxide and moisturizer daily for acne. What can I do to calm redness?

Benzoyl peroxide: Can cause the constant redness so if you are using it on your upper lip try stopping. Also try shea butter. Consider seeing an acupuncturist as well to calm the extra heat in your system...Steroids would help but do not like to use them on face. ...Read more

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Can topical medication (benzoyl peroxide, ceraVe moisturizing lotion, and physical based sunscreen) worsen/cause anxiety or any mental health issues?

Can topical medication (benzoyl peroxide, ceraVe moisturizing lotion, and physical based sunscreen) worsen/cause anxiety or any mental health issues?

No: No, topical medications should not affect mental health, other than improve it when symptoms they are treating are improving. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use benzoyl peroxide without a moisturizer?

Is it ok to use benzoyl peroxide without a moisturizer?

Yes: This agent will dry your skin. There are formulations with moisturizer available that you can use ...Read more

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Moisturizer with clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide, is this okay?

Moisturizer with clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide, is this okay?

Yes: If there is such product, it would be doing three things:

1. Moisturizing your skin
2. Fights fungal infections
3. Treats Acne

Therefore, it is a very good product and it can be used. ...Read more

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I am using benzac (benzoyl peroxide) 5 only on chin for 3 days now, it is red +very dry! Shall I keep using it? And what moisturizer would help me? What to look out for?

I am using benzac (benzoyl peroxide) 5 only on chin for 3 days now, it is red +very dry! Shall I keep using it? And what moisturizer would help me? What to look out for?

A few options: For over the counter methods try using products that have benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, alcohol, and acetone. For prescription treatments you may be prescribed antibiotics, retinoids or vitamin a derivatives, azelaic acid, oral contraceptives, or spironolactone. Always ask a dermatologist about the possible affects and the risks vs benefits of each treatment. Make sure it's best for you. ...Read more

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What moisturizer can I use with benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide)?

What moisturizer can I use with benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide)?

Eucerin facial: There are many moisturizers that can be used. Cerave moisturizing cream and eucerin facial moisturizing cream will be ok. Remember, that moisturizers may dilute the effect of benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide). ...Read more

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Is it fine to apply a facial moisturizer right after differin (adapalene) or benzoyl peroxide after the either of them?

Is it fine to apply a facial moisturizer right after differin (adapalene) or benzoyl peroxide after the either of them?

And recommended: Moisturizing while using medicated facial products is often recommended to prevent excessive dryness. A fragrance free hypoallergenic moisturizing lotion or cream would be ideal. ...Read more

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I was prescribed clindamycin gel and a benzoyl peroxide. What order shall I apply it and when would I apply a facial moisturizer?

I was prescribed clindamycin gel and a benzoyl peroxide. What order shall I apply it and when would I apply a facial moisturizer?

Acne treatment: It does not matter the order in which you apply them, in fact you could even mix them and apply them together. Wait to see if they dry your skin, if they do, apply a light moisturizer--either after they dry or the next morning. ...Read more

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Is it safe to mix moisturizer and sunscreen with benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide)?

Is it safe to mix moisturizer and sunscreen with benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide)?

Yes but....: Mixing the products will decrease the effectiveness of the benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide). Ideally, you should use the BenzaClin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) on freshly cleansed skin, followed by moisturizer or sunscreen depending on the time of day. ...Read more

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Can you apply a moisturizer on the top of benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) cream?

You can, if needed!: If you like to apply moisturizer on the top of BenzaClin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) cream, you can. Remember, that it may reduce the effect of BenzaClin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) because of dilution. ...Read more

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Quite dry skin due to benzoyl peroxide use and when I apply moisturizer afterwards it makes my skin burn/sting. What could be cause? Any advice?

Quite dry skin due to benzoyl peroxide use and when I apply moisturizer afterwards it makes my skin burn/sting. What could be cause? Any advice?

Interaction: Between the bezoyl peroxide andthemoisturizer. Check the ingeditents (especially alcohol and chemicals) in the moisturizer o.r swithch to a simple barrier like Nivea or Lubriderm ...Read more

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Never ending pimples. Tried everything from pills to benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, tea tree oil. Wash face twice a day w/ moisturizer. Plz help!

Never ending pimples. Tried everything from pills to benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, tea tree oil. Wash face twice a day w/ moisturizer. Plz help!

See a dermatologist: If you have been consistent with topical acne preparations which include a benzoyl perioxide produce and a retinol such as Retin A, (tretinoin) Differin, or Tazorac along with oral antibiotics and are not seeing progress, I recommend that you consult a dermatologist. Accutane may be offered as an option, but your doctor is better able to recommend what's best for you. Good luck. ...Read more

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Do you wash off benzoyl peroxide and clamydacin gel or leave on for the day then moisturize cuz it turns white when applied.?

Do you wash off benzoyl peroxide and clamydacin gel or leave on for the day then moisturize cuz it turns white when applied.?

Acne meds white film: You should leave on the acne med and apply a moisturizer with SPF 15 or 30. Acne meds like you are using may cause your skin to be very sensitive with exposure to the sun causing irritation or even peeling. It is important to use a facial moisturizer with sunscreen (SPF) protection when using acne meds. If it continues to worsen see your dermatologist or PCP for re-evaluation. ...Read more

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I have sensitive skin issues since using benzoyl peroxide on face. Discont. Over a year ago. Now my face is allergic to all moisturizers, even the ones I wasn't to before. Even olive oil causes a reaction. This only happens on face not body. Ideas?

BENZOYL PEROXIDE: DON'T BLAME THE BENZOYL PEROXIDE FOR YOUR SENSITIVITY TO MOISTURIZERS.
I SEE NO CONNECTION AT ALL TO THIS.
THERE ARE DOZENS OF MOISTURIZERS ON THE MARKET; I CANNOT BELIEVE THAT YOU HAVE TRIED THEM ALL! ...Read more

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I just bought Benzac (benzoyl peroxide) AC 5% BP and I saw Acrylates Copolymer which release glycerin to moisturize dry skin so does BP moisturize face and get rid acne?

Benzoyl peroxide: I see you are also using doxycyclne and tretinoin. This is a good combination. If you are not getting satisfactory results, you're old enough to be a possible candidate for isotretinoin. ...Read more

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What is the best benzoyl peroxide? I am currently using a 2.5% and have abit of flakey skin will this go without moisturiser?

Benzoyl Peroxide: If you find that your current skin treatment is causing excessive dryness but otherwise is working, I recommend continuing to use the medicine, but try and space out applications. If you're using it every day then maybe back down to every-other-day and see if that helps and still controls the acne. ...Read more

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Need a goodmoisturizer. Tretonin and benzoyl peroxide. The tretonin makes it super red, the benzoyl drys it out. The moisterizer im usingmakes it oily?

Moisturizer: Products which contain hyaluronic acid are often good skin moisturizers. Neocutis makes a product called Hyalis which is a very nice moisturizer. It penetrates into the skin quickly and does not leave and oily feeling. Neutrogena also makes an over the counter hyaluronic acid product which also is a good moisturizer and not oily. ...Read more

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Using benzoyl peroxide for acne can I use hemp seed oil as moisturiser after benzoyl peroxide to stop excessive dryness? Don't won't to clog pores

Using benzoyl peroxide for acne can I use hemp seed oil as moisturiser after benzoyl peroxide to stop excessive dryness? Don't won't to clog pores

Dry skin: One of the treatment to improve acne is actually to get the skin to be dryer. If you moisturize too much the skin, you will still have acne. Try to see if you can back off a little your benzoyl peroxide to get less dryness. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What is the strongest dose of benzoyl peroxide?

10 percent: Bost situatios need only 2.5-5 % but you can ues higher. ...Read more

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What are some contraindications for benzoyl peroxide?

Few: Allergy or previous sensitivity to the product. ...Read more

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Is benzoyl peroxide good for blisters?

Is benzoyl peroxide good for blisters?

Depends on the cause: There are many types and causes of skin blisters. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause blisters on the skin. Insect bites can also cause blisters. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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