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How long does bleaching effect of benzoyl peroxide last on skin?

How long does bleaching effect of benzoyl peroxide last on skin?

Typically very short: Duration and mostly happens on darker skin, for a day or two, but it is not common so if your skin lightens with BP, have your dermatologist switch you to a different topical antibacterial agent ...Read more

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Benzoyl Peroxide (Definition)

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Is a side effect of benzoyl peroxide skin aging?

Is a side effect of benzoyl peroxide skin aging?

No but dry skin: Ehuch may appear aged. Use sparingly as needed and in combination with an appropriate oil free moisturizer, retinoids, and gentle exfoliation. ...Read more

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What is benzoyl peroxide?

What is benzoyl peroxide?

Acne medication: Benzoyl peroxide is a common treatment for mild acne. It kills P. acnes, the bacteria involved in the formation of acne. It works well in combination with other treatments, such as antibiotic gels. Any cream may have irritating side effects in some unlucky people, and/or lead to uneven skin tones in darker-skinned people. One can start with every-other-day use and increase if no skin irritation. ...Read more

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How long will it take benzoyl peroxide to work?

Up to 2 months: Acne can be a very frustrating condition. Most over the counter and prescription medications don't work to clear up the spots you have. They start working from day 1 to prevent new pimples. However, it can take up to 8 weeks for pimples to form, and some under the surface of your skin may still pop up in that 8 week period. Be patient! Don't stop your acne medications and you will see results. ...Read more

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What is the strongest dose of benzoyl peroxide?

What is the strongest dose of benzoyl peroxide?

10 percent: Bost situatios need only 2.5-5 % but you can ues higher. ...Read more

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After applying benzoyl peroxide do you wash it off?

After applying benzoyl peroxide do you wash it off?

Depends: Some benzoyl peroxide based washes are meant to be washed off. Cream and gel preparations are meant to be left on. The type of benzoyl peroxide dictates whether to leave it on. Keep in mind that it may bleach your clothes or linens, so sleep in a raggedy t-shirt if you are using it at night. ...Read more

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What are some contraindications for benzoyl peroxide?

Few: Allergy or previous sensitivity to the product. ...Read more

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Which is better defferin or benzac (benzoyl peroxide)?

Which is better defferin or benzac (benzoyl peroxide)?

Whichever works 4 u: Benzac is a brand of benzoyl peroxide (http://www. Drugs. Com/cons/benzac-topical. Html). Various strengths of benzoyl peroxide are available over-the-counter w/o prescription. Differin is a brand of adapalene (http://www. Drugs. Com/differin. Html), which is available by prescription only. Typically we recommend OTC products 1st. Failing that, we then try any number of prescription options. ...Read more

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WHAT QUANTITY CAN I USE OF Benzoyl peroxide AT ONE TIME?

You can: Cover the area involved as long as it does not dry out too much. Be sure to use an anti acne moisturizer ...Read more

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Which benzoyl peroxide brand is good & does what it says?

Which benzoyl peroxide brand is good & does what it says?

Follow directions: Benzoyl peroxide is used to treat acne and it comes in liquid, bar, gel lotion or cream form. Start with once daily to see how your skin reacts to this medication. Follow the directions on the package or on your prescription label carefully. Ask your doctor/pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. See http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a601026.Html for more info. ...Read more

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How long does it take for benzoyl peroxide to take effect?

Several weeks: If you are not clearly improved after two weeks using the stuff as tolerated, get with your physician who can add something that will help more. ...Read more

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Is benzoyl peroxide 5% photosensitive? Should I use it only at night?

Yes and no.: Benzoyl peroxide can cause photosensitivity, but that doesn't mean you're restricted to using it at night. Apply a good broad-spectrum sunscreen (spf 30 or higher) every morning, and limit yourself to a sensible amount of sun exposure. And you'll want to stay out of tanning beds as well. ...Read more

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Benzoyl peroxide for acne?

Great choice!: Benzoyl peroxide is a great choice for acne. Use the cream if you have dry skin or the gel if your skin is oily. Don't use too much because it can irritate the skin. ...Read more

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Is benzoyl peroxide safe for teens?

Is benzoyl peroxide safe for teens?

Yes: Probably the most common active ingredient in most acne skin care products. ...Read more

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Can I use my derma wand with benzoyl peroxide?

Can I use my derma wand with benzoyl peroxide?

Yes: From the company website: The DermaWand® also delivers enriched oxygen. The oxygen bathes the skin, soothing your senses with a fresh and clean fragrance. This enriched oxygen helps renew the skin’s surface and reduce the appearance of pore size."
You can use DermaWand® with any skin care products you are currently using, although it’s recommended that you use it with the DermaVital products! ...Read more

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How long does benzoyl peroxide take to clear skin?

How long does benzoyl peroxide take to clear skin?

3weeks +: It generally will take about 3 weeks but the use of other components of a comprehensive skin care regiment may accomplish after and longer results including other topical and oral medications and avoidance of comedogenic products, . ...Read more

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How can I lessen the side effects of benzoyl peroxide?

Moistrizer: Apply moisturizer first and if necessary decrease frequency of application to every other day. Short contact time with wash rather than cream will still work and be less irritating. ...Read more

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Benzoyl peroxide side effects and how long do they last?

Varies: Benzoyl peroxide (bpo) is a good acne medication but people with dry skin tendencies will see their dry skin get worse. Stopping the bpo helps and using an oil free moisturizer helps even more. A small percentage (5-10%) of people develop a contact allergy when they use bpo which left untreated can last for weeks. ...Read more

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