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Benzoyl Peroxide Vs Salicylic Acid For Oily Skin
Probably: If your skin is not getting irritated or too dry then you should be able to use both products without a problem. Read more
Is it ok to use benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid at the same time? Will this hurt skin? I have a salicylic acid toner & benzoyl peroxide mask?
Use both at: Start with using mask in the evening only for a week. Then add the toner in the morning. Don't use both products at the same time. If your skin becomes irritated use only one of the products. Read more
Skin color cysts inner thighs-used salicylic acid & then benzoyl peroxide with little success-squeeze releases nothing-no pain-What could it be?
Dermatolgy: You may need stronger medication and /or oral antibiotics. Consult your dermatologist. Read more
How can I treat acne on sensitive skin very sensitive to benzoyl peroxide and moderately sensitive to salicylic acid skin is also dry?
Which one should I use for sensitive skin? Benzoyl peroxide acne cream or salicylic acid acne cream?
Benzyl/salicylic aci: One has to try benzyl proxide low strength like 2.5% and if tolerated can be increased to 5%., not cream but wash. But if not tolerated than you can try 1%salicylic acid and can be increased to 2% if tolerated. You have to try what your skin can tolearate, it varies from perso0n to person. If in doubt, consult your md/dermatologist. Read more
Can you advise an acne medication that contains salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide? I had clear skin, and now I am suddenly breaking out!
Two products: These are two effective ingredients in acne treatments, but they work differently and I don't think are usually combined in the same product. Salicyclic acid aids exfoliation and prevents clogged pores. Benzoyl peroxide works by killing bacteria that cause breakouts. They are both very drying so figuring out how much of each your skin can handle is important. I think you need two products:) Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
All slightly differ: All tend to dry out acne, but BP acts more like a topical antibiotic. Tea tree oil has some antibacterial properties, and salicylic acid actually deposits the acid in the acne follicles to clear them up. Depending on your type of acne I would still only pick one to try like a BP and then clean your face with either tea tree oil or salicylic acid wash. Then see derm if not improving Read more
Can be used but: Some dermatologist recommend salicylic acid and benzyl peroxide together but may increase skin irritatin and drying effect on the skin benzyl peroxide kills acne causing bacteria but can cause skin irritation and dryness. While salicylic acid promotes skin turn over to unclog pores but can also cause skin irriation and dryness. Combination products are available in form of cleanses, masks, gels;loti. Read more
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
Can I mix benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid together and apply or is it better one after another, rinsing in between? Thank you
Separate: Uncertain what you are using these for but I would keep them separate. You can discuss with your physician. Read more
Currently I am treating my allergy from benzoyl peroxide 10% can I wash my face with facewash containing salicylic acid at the same time?
Benzoyl peroxide: For the moment, I would only use mild soap and eater and apply moisturizer after you wash your face Read more
Clearing pores: Benzoyl peroxide is a drying agent that kills the bacteria causing acne. Salicylic acid removes dead skin, unclogs pores, and kills the bacteria. Salicylic acid is more effective than benzoyl peroxide in clearing the pores. It also has less side-effects that benzoyl peroxide. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can I use purifying salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide together? Purifying salicylic acid to clean pores and benzoyl peroxide to kill bacteria.
Acne combo treatment: Yes, it is okay to use these two agents together for severe acne, but the combination can be too harsh for some people. It safest to start with a wash (cleansing soap) to test tolerance. If no severe redness or irritation, you can use topicals (pads or gels) one after the other. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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