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Why Can I Not Use My Salicylic Acid Face Wash Is It Really That Big Of A Deal
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
Not a good idea: Try it with the face wash first for several weeks It may cause some irritation at first and your skin needs to become tolerant of it, which can take a month or 2. It may work fine by then and you won't need more. If you don't improve with it, I would see a doc then, and see if an antibiotic for acne would be a better next step than increasing the salicylic acid. ...Read more
For better facial skin, should I wash with water only or use a face wash with ingredients like salicylic acid?
Water's fine: Warm water and if dirty, mild soap is all you usually need. Salicylic acid and its derivatives are keratolytics (agents which cut through skin cells and can thin the skin, reduce the size of calluses and the like). Skin normally sheds on its own--half of household dust is human skin! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am using face wash with 2% salicylic acid. My dermatologist gave me a night cream that also contains salicylic acid.Can I use both of them together?
Yes: Facial products containing salicylic acid are over-the-counter and sold in stores everywhere. They are often used to treat acne. Once a day face-washing with a salicylic acid product is ok, but washing too often or scrubbing too vigorously may lead to irritated, reddened facial skin. Acne is a hormonal problem that leads to certain bacteria growing in oil glands. Acne is not caused by dirty skin. ...Read more
I have an acne face wash that has salicylic acid in it. Is it okay to use for the breakouts on my back and chest?
Yes, that should be: fine, especially if you have used it on your face without any problem. ...Read more
I started using adapalene with clindamycin prescription will it be okay to use my face wash that has salicylic acid or should i buy a new face wash wh?
Use soap: i don't think there is a contraindication, but could irritate your face. I'd use soap and water, but that would be something to ask your physician. ...Read more
How effective is neostrata glycolic acid face wash (18%) for grade 2 acne scars? I underwent 30% salicylic acid peel thrice. Not much use . So if the face wash is effective then Please suggest a regimen too.
Forget this stuff: Nothing you can do on your own is going to touch the acne scars. I'm sorry your acne wasn't treated as it should have been, but you do have the option of getting seen by a dermatologist or plastic surgeon who may offer laser work, filler, or microsurgery. Best wishes. ...Read more
How should I moisturise my skin after using salicylic acid face wash? I have white head prone skin.
Can using a salicylic acid face wash and prescription topical acne medication cause acne breakouts?
It can exacerbate sx: It is possible that topic treatment can exacerbate sx. Cleaning up your diet, removing junk and fatty foods, increase water intake, and adding probiotics as well as cleaning up any stool pbms . Rosacea is actually caused by a little bug and requires specif treatment, dermatology consult indicated. ...Read more
Does using salicylic acid induce breakouts as i m experiencing it since i started using loreals 360 clean face wash containg salicylic acid?
I have many acne, pimple. I used salicylic acid base face wash 2% and bengel proxide gel AC 2.5% at night..... Pless tell this combination really kil?
Monitor response: Salicylic acid based face wash and benzoyl peroxide are both routinely used in the management of acne. It can take 4-6 weeks to assess how the skin is responding to the treatment. If after 2 months of daily use this doesn't improve the acne, follow up with PCP to consider other treatment options. ...Read more
I wash my face with face wash containing salicylic acid and then apply a benzoyle peroxide cream can I add in a glycolic acid cream too?
Been using face wash with 2% salicylic acid everyday while nursing, not knowing that it should've be avoided. Will this cause long term harm to baby?
I have whiteheads on my cheeks and forehead. I started using face wash with salicylic acid now they are turning to blackheads. It this normal?
Black vs whiteheads: Whiteheads are pores covered by a thin layer of skin cells. Thus, oils and white blood cells that react to oils (or to acne bacteria in the oil gland) are stuck just under the surface of the skin. The result is a whitehead. It's possible for them to "turn into" blackheads if the thin layer of cells got scrubbed away with washing, allowing the trapped comedone to darken upon exposure to air oxygen. ...Read more
I used a face wash with salicylic acid in it.. It has now caused a blister on side of my nose .. The swelling has gone down.. Will bactroban (mupirocin) help?
Possibly: Whenever there is an opening in the skin, there is the likelihood of infection, which will delay healing. Bactroban (mupirocin) is an excellent topical antibiotic and should prevent secondary infection. If you have never used this cream before, I advise testing it elsewhere on your skin first to be sure you do not react to this as well. ...Read more
I am using neutrogena's acne free face wash with 2% salicylic acid.My face is okay with that but skin around my mouth becomes too dry. Why is that so?
Add A Moisturizer: Irritation, dryness, redness are frequent side-effects of many topical acne meds. It is important to use an oil & alcohol-free skin moisturizer twice daily after washing your face. Finding the right balance of medication can be challenging even with mild acne. Can also try using Sal. acid every other day. If irritation continues or acne not responding, see your doctor for tolerable treatment plan. ...Read more
I use salicylic acid 20% on spots. If i neutralise & wash my face, can I use differin (adapalene) as well without irritation?
Maybe: The salicylic acid is not neutralized as you do with glycolic acid. The absorption is fast and it crystalizes quickly. The addition of differin (adapalene) is placing Retin-A on the area. The combination is often used for acne but either together or alone can cause dry flaky skin. ...Read more
I wash my face everyday with salicylic acid's product and I use erythromycin topical solution followed by topical benzoyl peroxyde, is it effective?
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