For acne spot treatment which one is safer & better? Salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide?

Not for spots. Use them on a regular basis to prevent new lesions. If this isn't working, get with your physician. You also need to know that enjoying your own body is not a health problem. Wishing you the best.

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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...

Which one should I use for sensitive skin? Benzoyl peroxide acne cream or salicylic acid acne cream?

Benzyl/salicylic aci. One has to try benzyl proxide low strength like 2.5% and if tolerated can be increased to 5%., not cream but wash .But if not tolerated than you can try 1%salicylic acid and can be increased to 2% if tolerated. You have to try what your skin can tolearate, it varies from perso0n to person.If in doubt, consult your md/dermatologist. Read more...

And which products are better for cystic acne all natural or benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid? I'm going in circles searching for the right one!

Cystic Acne. For cystic acne you would need oral antibiotics like prescription solodyn (minocycline) or doryx. Topical prescriptions would be epiduo or ziana or acanya or retin a. If these medications are not effective then there is accutane. 80% of patients that take Accutane never have acne again. Read more...

Acne skin care question. Is salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide better?

Acne care. Looking at and comparing the pros and cons of both salicylic acid vs benzoyl peroxide they are both very evenly matched with no real winners. I find benzoyl peroxide better for my acne, but then there are also may people who would disagree and go with salicylic acid is better at treating acne. So if you have never used either treatments use one then the other for 30 days. See what is best. Read more...
Both products help. Both products can be helpful, however one may work better for you than another. You can try one or the other or use them both. Read more...

Which is more effective in killing acne bacteria: benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid?

They differ. Benzoyl peroxide is an astringent that is used to kill surface bacteria. Salicylic acid does not kill bacteria it breaks down pore plugs formed by skin oil and skin cells. The main cause of acne is a change in skin cells from testosterone stimulation. Read more...
Skin bacteria. Benzoyl peroxide kills acne bacteria and makes acne better, but it may not kill other bacteria that cause infection and disease. You need to find out which germ, if any, is causing your skin problem. Salicylic acid peels that skin and is used for thick rough areas, like warts, callouses and rough feet. Read more...