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Benzoyl Peroxide Body Wash
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
What is Brevoxyl creamy wash benzoyl peroxide 4%??? Is it effective???Does it make skin dark?? Does it have any kind of side effects??
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?
Hi i recently used clean And clear face wash. It has benzoyl peroxide 10% and turned my face beat red and itchy anyway to sooth this?
Try cool compresses: and ibuprofen (Motrin/Advil). If the itchiness continues, you can try taking an antihistamine (Benadryl or Claritin or Zyrtec or Allegra). If it blisters or continues to be red and itchy, please see your doctor or a dermatologist. Also, be cautious if taking Benadryl or Zyrtec; they can make you drowsy so you shouldn't drive while on them. ...Read more
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
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
I am using brevoxyl benzoyl peroxide 4% wash..but my skin is not getting dry yet as they said.is it not working?I use clindamycin faceclin gel after..
Is this safe to use salicylic acid face wash and after that applying benzoyl peroxide ? I mean can they both work together without any harm??
Excessive dryness: Applying an oil free hypoallergenic moisturizer after each cleansing with warm water and a gentle pH balanced cleanser can help prevent excessive dryness when using facial medications. Salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide are sometimes used together in acne regimens, but can be irritating for some people. ...Read more
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