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Benzoyl Peroxide Burn Treatment
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.
I used an acne treatment with 2% benzoyl peroxide and now my face is burning and extremely dry, what can I do?
It can: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
I've been using benzoyl peroxide 10% everyday along with salycylic acid 3% everyday now skin burns constantly and is super red all the time is this ok?
Burn: Please visit dermatologist and discuss the treatment before symptoms gets worst. ...Read more
Eyelid skin is among the thinnest on the body and is delicate and easily damaged.
Read labels on anything you put on your face and avoid using strong substances on eyelid skin. ...Read more
I used benzoyl peroxide 10% for acne everyday. Today my skin started to burn really bad when using it like it was on fire. Is this normal?
Some people are allergic to benzoyl peroxide. It is also irritating to some degree for almost everyone. 10% is a high strength, but it doesn't actually work any better than 2.5%.
You should lay off it for a few days, and if you wish to keep using benzoyl peroxide, you could re-try a lower concentration. ...Read more
I got a dark scar on my face for using 10% benzoyl peroxide gel and 5% gel. And it does not fade. It looks like a dry burn. How can I treat it?
Hyper pigmentation: It sounds like you have an area of hyper pigmentation after inflammation. Some folks tend to do this more than others but there are options for treatment. Brown pigment can respond to lightening creams, IPL, or ablative laser treatments. Generally with lightening creams the pigment can return upon stopping. I lean more toward IPL or Laser. Sometimes it will improve on its own given time. ...Read more
How can I treat redness / burn from aha and bha or benzoyl peroxide. Are the darkness and redness permenant? If not how long does it usually take for my skin to recover to its natural skin tone and texture?
Skin pigment.: Most cases of such “burns“ are actually irritations of the epidermis where the pigment is made. This results in a deposition of more pigment, in, say a few weeks in a Scotch Irish person, and much longer. And much more seriously in black. Persons. See a cosmetically oriented dermatologists asap. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I applied some topical acne creams that contain benzoyl peroxide, and my acne has gotten all red and it looks like a burn, how do I get red of it fast?
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?
I used 10%benzoyl peroxide&it left a minor chemical burn on my upper lip (skin has had a darkened color for the past 4days)is this scarring or healing?
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