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Benzoyl Peroxide Burn Treatment
I used an acne treatment with 2% benzoyl peroxide and now my face is burning and extremely dry, what can I do?
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?
It can: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
Thin skin: 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?
No: 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
Burn: Please visit dermatologist and discuss the treatment before symptoms gets worst. ...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
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