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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

Dr. Adam Lewis
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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?

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

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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?

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

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Can prolonged and heavy use of 2.5% Benzoyl peroxide permanently damage the skin?

Can prolonged and heavy use of 2.5% Benzoyl peroxide permanently damage the skin?

No: If it is drying or irritating, this will quickly heal when you take a rest from it. ...Read more

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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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Would it be a bad idea to use clear prone cleanser if you got sensitive skin? (The product contains benzoyl Peroxide 3, 5%)

Try before you buy: Benzoyl peroxide is a good drying agent but people react differently. Best to try a small amount on your skin and see what happens. In fact this is normally stated on the instructions of the medicine. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have acne on my chin, strted using benzac (benzoyl peroxide) 5 gel for 3 days now, my skin is super red and flaky, shall I keep using it? And if so for how much longer

I have acne on my chin, strted using benzac (benzoyl peroxide) 5 gel for 3 days now, my skin is super red and flaky, shall I keep using it? And if so for how much longer

Yes: Excellent first choice. The redness is to be expected at the beginning; you may reduce dose or frequency. If you are not clear in two weeks, or you find benzoyl peroxide too rough for yourself, your personal physician may be able to help -- though I bet you'll be good in two weeks. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can you advise an acne medication that contains salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide? I had clear skin, and now I am suddenly breaking out!

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 more

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So my acne recently flared up and I haven't had clear skin for over a month now I've tried using clindamycin, benzaclin, (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) but they don't seem to work?

So my acne recently flared up and I haven't had clear skin for over a month now I've tried using clindamycin, benzaclin, (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) but they don't seem to work?

Next level: Ask your physician whether it is appropriate to add to your treatment regimen a topical treatment that includes both Clindamycin and a retinoic acid derivative, and begin an oral antibiotic. Since you're male, consider tetracycline 250 mg twice a day -- it kept me reasonably clear for 25 years. Good luck -- today all acne can be treated effectively. ...Read more

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I have a acne prone skin. My doctor prescribed me benzoyl peroxide 2.5gel. Hydrogel cleanser and isotretinoin does all the things can clear all my acne?

I have a acne prone skin. My doctor prescribed me benzoyl peroxide 2.5gel. Hydrogel cleanser and isotretinoin does all the things can clear all my acne?

Good regimen: The skin care regimen you have been prescribed is a fairly standard combination of acne medications that typically help most people. Excessive dryness is not uncommon at the start of therapy, but can be minimized by a non-comedogenic moisturizer such as Cetaphil. Stick with it, as transient flare ups after 30 days are common but generally not recurrent. ...Read more

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How to choose correct benzoyl peroxide for different skin types?

How to choose correct benzoyl peroxide for different skin types?

General rule: Fair skinned- 2.5-5%
normal adult skin: 5-10%
You must understand this also depends on the severity of the acne breakout. ...Read more

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How is benzoyl peroxide supposed to react to your skin when you apply it?

Drying etc: May dry the skin slightly lighten the skin poss. Redness skin may feel tight. ...Read more

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What should I do if clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) overnight wash irritates my skin?

Clearasil (benzoyl peroxide): Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur while taking salicylic acid topical:
skin irritation not present before use of this medicine (moderate or severe),
dryness and peeling of skin,
flushing,
redness of skin,
unusually warm skin.
You may be having an adverse reaction to the clearasil (benzoyl peroxide). ...Read more

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Help can benzoyl peroxide exfoliate skin?

Help can benzoyl peroxide exfoliate skin?

Not directly: Benzoyl peroxide is not typically used as an exfolliant, but some people develop excessive dryness and peeling from using it. Better alternatives for this purpose are available. ...Read more

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Is flakey skin a bad sign with benzoyl peroxide?

This is the cause.: Some people when using benzoyl peroxide have flaky skin. This is due to the medicine and the way it works. It causes the skin to peel and it is to help empty the pores. It is the most basic treatment for acne.
Best wishes. ...Read more

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How can I lessen the side effects of benzoyl peroxide on my skin?

How can I lessen the side effects of benzoyl peroxide on my skin?

Benzoyl peroxide: Benzoyl peroxide can cause irritation if you are allergic to it or if the concentration is too strong. You can try a lower concentration (2.5-3%) on a small area first but if that still causes a reaction you shouldn't use it at all. ...Read more

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Is the black head eraser from clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) effective?

Is the black head eraser from clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) effective?

Healthtap doctors: Are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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Can benzoyl peroxide 10% burn my skin and ruin it permenently?

No: Some people are allergic to it and get temporary redness and itching, but use of 10% benzoyl peroxide will not cause any permanent damage. ...Read more

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What is the best benzoyl peroxide? I am currently using a 2.5% and have abit of flakey skin will this go without moisturiser?

Benzoyl Peroxide: If you find that your current skin treatment is causing excessive dryness but otherwise is working, I recommend continuing to use the medicine, but try and space out applications. If you're using it every day then maybe back down to every-other-day and see if that helps and still controls the acne. ...Read more

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