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How Much Benzoyl Peroxide In Proactive
A year ago I was using proactive with benzoyl peroxide for at least a year. It has made my face really red and for the year that I was using it I did?
Stop benzoyl peroxid: Benzoyl peroxide is a good first line topical treatment for acne. It is a form of bleach, and can be quite irritating, causing redness and dryness. I recommend that you stop the Proactiv. To soothe the redness, use a good facial moisturizer, made especially for redness and irritation. If your acne is persistent, see your doctor. She/he can prescribe something more effective and prevent irritation.
Yes: Most pts. Have too much local reaction with 10 %.
Dose to high: Not using it properly too often or to strong a strength.
Why does clindamycin cost so much more than benzoyl peroxide? When the effectiveness is about the same?
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!
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.
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.
Acne treatment: If this is for acne, there are plenty alternatives, see a dermatologist.
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.
A few weeks: Topical acne medication should be used daily for at least 2 weeks before expecting results. Sometimes additional medication may be necessary for results.
Yes.: The active ingredient in proactiv system is benzoyl peroxide. This item can bleach clothing or sheets so be careful with it during daily use.
Drying etc: May dry the skin slightly lighten the skin poss. Redness skin may feel tight.
Unclear question: Is the benzoyl peroxide making your face red or do you have red marks from old pimples. If the red marks from the old pimples are what you are talking abou, they will fade with time. If your whole face is red from benzyl peroxide you may be using too strong a strength or it is possible that you cannot tolerate it at all. This is true for some patients.
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