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Benzoyl Peroxide And Moisturizer
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?
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
Yes: This agent will dry your skin. There are formulations with moisturizer available that you can use ...Read more
How long do I wait after I put on benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) to apply my moisturizer?
Apply: One after the other.Get a more detailed answer ›
Moisturizer: Yes both can be used together.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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?
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
Are brown and red hyperpigmentations from acne and benzoyl peroxide (burn) permenant? How long does it takes for my skin to return to an even tone and what topical treatments help? I currently stopped using BP and uses retinol and moisturizer daily.
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
Can I use 2% Hydroquinone and then moisturize with Salicylic Acid 0.5%? I wash my face with Benzoyl Peroxide 4% every night.
What r u treating?: All depends what you're treating...need addit info. ...Read more
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?
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
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
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
Moisturizer: Virgin coconut oil is an excellent skin moisturizer. ...Read more
Is it safe to use retinol sa face moisturizer with 2.5% benzoyl peroxide treatment? Will it counteract with each other?
Few: Allergy or previous sensitivity to the product. ...Read more
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