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Dr. Warren Foster
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How should I use salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide together?

How should I use salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide together?

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

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Can i use purifying salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide together ? purifying salicylic acid to clean pores and benzoyl peroxide to kill bacteria.

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 more

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Is it safe to use both benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid for acne?

Is it safe to use both benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid for acne?

Standard treatment: Use of a salicyclic acid wash and benzoyl peroxide (5-10%) are pretty standard entry level treatments for acne. Probably half the kids will need more aggressive medications to see a benefit, but this is a good starting point. ...Read more

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Can I use salicylic acid together with a clindamycin gel?

Can I use salicylic acid together with a clindamycin gel?

No: I wouldn't put them on the same spot. The clindamycin is for infection. Salicylic acid is for muscle soreness. If you need to use them on the same spot, it would be better to wait and use tham after the infection is gone. Otherwise space them apart as far as is possible. They will both absorb alright, but you don't want one to block the absorption of the other ...Read more

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Would you suggest to use both salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide on your skin?

Would you suggest to use both salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide on your 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

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Can i use glycolic acid and benzoil peroxide at the same time?

Can i use glycolic acid and benzoil peroxide at the same time?

I would avoid: using those together as they could irritate your skin, especially if in the sun. Try alternating between the two daily. Best of luck. ...Read more

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What moisturizer can I use with benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide)?

Eucerin facial : There are many moisturizers that can be used. Cerave moisturizing cream and eucerin facial moisturizing cream will be ok. Remember, that moisturizers may dilute the effect of benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide). ...Read more

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Can I use adapalene and benzoyl peroxide gel alternatively for acne treatment? Like adapalene before bed time and benzoyl peroxide in morning?

YES: This is a good combination treatment. The two medications work in different ways and therefore help each other out. The Adapalene can make you more sensitive to the sun. Be careful in the sun. The benzoyl peroxide can be drying especially in the winter, so a mild moisturizer such as aveeno (oatmeal). You are on minocycline. It can cause grayish pigmentation of the skin/ gums. Not reversible. Rare. ...Read more

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Have a benzoyl peroxide cleanser, a salicylic acid cleanser, tea tree oil, and some aloe vera gel. How can I use these together effectively to treat acne?

Have a benzoyl peroxide cleanser, a salicylic acid cleanser, tea tree oil, and some aloe vera gel. How can I use these together effectively to treat acne?

May not work: Use the topical benzoyl peroxide as you can tolerate, a daily wash with the salicylic acid, tea tree oil only if you are a female (it's made men grow breasts), leave the aloe vera unused. This will clear you only if your acne is mild. If it's on your trunk is producing scars or isn't gone in two weeks, get with your physician who can add prescription-strength Rx. ...Read more

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Can I use tretinoin and glycolic acid?

Can I use tretinoin and glycolic acid?

Maybe: You might find thst your skin will get too dry and irritated esp in the winter.You could decrease frquency of use which might help. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Can i use any cleanser in addition with benzoyl peroxide and clindamycin?

Can i use any cleanser in addition with benzoyl peroxide and clindamycin?

Moisturizer: Use a gentle cleanser with a built in moisturizer. Most of the treatments for acne can be irritating to the skin, so it's important to pamper your skin prior to application of the meds with a moisturizing cleanser. During day, make sure you have a product with a built in sunscreen on! ...Read more

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Should benzoyl peroxide be used before or after salicylic acid to treat acne?

Acne : There would be better penetration of your benzoyl peroxide into the skin if put on after salicyclic acid. ...Read more

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