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After applying benzoyl peroxide do you wash it off?

After applying benzoyl peroxide do you wash it off?

Depends : Some benzoyl peroxide based washes are meant to be washed off. Cream and gel preparations are meant to be left on. The type of benzoyl peroxide dictates whether to leave it on. Keep in mind that it may bleach your clothes or linens, so sleep in a raggedy t-shirt if you are using it at night. ...Read more

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What should I do if clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) overnight wash irritates my skin?

What should I do if clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) overnight wash irritates my skin?

Clearasil (benzoyl peroxide): Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur while taking salicylic acid topical: skin irritation not present before use of this medicine (moderate or severe), dryness and peeling of skin, flushing, redness of skin, unusually warm skin. You may be having an adverse reaction to the clearasil (benzoyl peroxide). ...Read more

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Hello, I used clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) gel wash and it peeled of my skin. And burnt it so bad .how do I treat it ? Thanks

Hello, I used clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) gel wash and it peeled of my skin. And burnt it so bad .how do I treat it ? Thanks

Chemical burn: You are sensitive to either the harsh astringent or other chemicals in that product. Use OTC hydrocortisone cream with moisturizing cream or lotions. Try using smaller quantities and rinse better next time you use similar products. ...Read more

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I am using benzoyl peroxide and i am noticing my face looks really white compared to the rest of my body is this because of the bleach?

I am using benzoyl peroxide and i am noticing my face looks really white compared to the rest of my body is this because of the bleach?

Could be: Try not using it for a few days to see if the color in your face improves. Are you seeing a dermatologist? People with darker skin can experience bleaching of skin from benzoyl peroxide. There are other alternatives that won't do that. Perhaps Differin (adapalene) would be a good choice. ...Read more

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What can I use to cure a burn made from Benzoyl Peroxide face wash?

What can I use to cure a burn made from Benzoyl Peroxide face wash?

Moisturizer: Using a light coat of moisturizer will help. remember not to abuse of it too much or you will get more acne. You can also decrease the amount of Benzoyl Peroxide that you are using or the frequency. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What is better face wash and witch hazel or face wash and benzoyl peroxide?

What is better face wash and witch hazel or face wash and benzoyl peroxide?

Multiple: Skin specialists recommend face washes based on the condition of the person's skin and what they want to achieve. Using witch hazel will dry out the skin because it has alcohol (not great for the face) and benzoyl peroxide is drying, has some antibacterial action, and is helpful for acne. If your face is dry, you may want a less drying cleanser; if oily, you can try salicylic acid. ...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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