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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?
Moisturizer: Use a moisturizer such as virgin coconut oil to relieve the sting and dryness. ...Read more
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?
Reduce: Take a break from both. Sounds like you may be too aggressive with this dual regimen. ...Read more
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
Can I know if darkened skin from chemical burn like Benzoyl Peroxide will be able to heal on its own and return to the same skin tone as the surrounding skin? How long does it usually take to heal or is it permanent?
Moisturizers help: When acne creams or gels are strong on the face, and there is facial inflammation, twice a day moisturizing cream helps. Such patients may find that over-the-counter hydrocortisone cream twice a day for one week, can also help. One can talk with one's primary care doctor or a dermatologist, to get more help if worried. Life is not so predictable. Skin darkening sometimes take years to fade. ...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 more
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?
Burn: Skin often responds to injury with increased pigmentation. If your medication "burned" your skin, the darkening is likely the inflammatory process. Protect it from the sun and allow time to resolve it. ...Read more
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
Treatments for what I think is subclinical acne please. Have tried BHAs, benzoyl peroxide, microdermabrasion but nothing has worked.
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
I have irritated and burnt my skin with benzoyl peroxide and aha/bha. A large part of my cheeks that are affected are darker in skin tone and somewhat reflects light (mayb the skin texture is damaged) after the redness subsided. Is this permanent?
Healing: The process of healing after an injury can take weeks. It's best to avoid strong sunlight on burned or injured skin while it's healing. Use sunscreen to avoid permanent skin color changes after it has healed. ...Read more
Acne: Yes, it should work on your skin. ...Read more
Doctor...I'm from malaysia...Im using benzoyl peroxide to cure my face acne. I'm using ir for 2 weeks if I'm not mistaken. Why my face still oily?
Oilly skin: BP doesn't stop oil production but just dries out your skin. You could use a stronger strength like 10% or get a prescription cream from a doc. ...Read more
Yes, spot treatment: Benzoyl peroxide is used in various concentrations and spot treatment for acne is safe and effective beginning at 2%. For resistant spots you can use up to 10%. It's best to have your skin followed by a dermatologist who can examine your skin and determine the best regimen for long term acne control. Most patients need a good facial wash along with oil control. ...Read more
There are several forms of acne and treatments are specific for different types of acne. Here are the mainstays of prescription treatment:
tretinoin (retin a), Adapalene (differin), tazorac
inflammatory lesions (red bumps, pustules):
topical clindamycin, benzoyl peroxide, erythromycin, sulfur/sulfacetamide
oral doxycyline, minocycline, tetracycline, accutane. ...Read more
Apply thin layer..: To all areas of the skin that have acne after gently cleansing the skin and drying. It works both to reduce redness and swelling of active lesions, but also helps to open the pores and prevent further pimples. As it may be drying, start with once daily for a few weeks, and then increase to twice or three times daily if well tolerated. It can be used on both face and back but avoid your eyes. ...Read more
Are clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) products good? Especially 4 hour rapid action treatment cream and face wash.
They are: They are but usually you need prescribed meds with this. ...Read more