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How should I use salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide together?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine

In brief: Can be used but

Some dermatologist recommend salicylic acid and benzyl peroxide together but may increase skin irritatin and drying effect on the skin benzyl peroxide kills acne causing bacteria but can cause skin irritation and dryness .
While salicylic acid promotes skin turn over to unclog pores but can also cause skin irriation and dryness. Combination products are available in form of cleanses, masks, gels;loti.

In brief: Can be used but

Some dermatologist recommend salicylic acid and benzyl peroxide together but may increase skin irritatin and drying effect on the skin benzyl peroxide kills acne causing bacteria but can cause skin irritation and dryness .
While salicylic acid promotes skin turn over to unclog pores but can also cause skin irriation and dryness. Combination products are available in form of cleanses, masks, gels;loti.
Dr. Yash Khanna
Dr. Yash Khanna
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