I have used benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) for years and now my skin is immune to it. What is the next step?

Inflamed? Inflammatory acne responds well to antibiotics but long term use often selects for resistance. To reduce the inflammation, i like the at home use of the tria blue light system which all ages and skin types can use. Most patients also benefit from a retinoid preferably prescription strength as a mainstay for any acne regimen.

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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?

Options. There are several other options for treating acne including different topical treatments and some oral medications you can try. The specific treatment depends on the type of acne you have. Your physician can evaluate your acne and recommend the correct treatment for you which may actually be a combination of different medications. Read more...
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...

Can I expose my skin to the sun if I'm using benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide)?

Sun sensitivity. BenzaClin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) is a combination of Benzoyl peroxide and Clindamycin. The former agent causes sensitivity to the sun, and can result in reddish blotchy rashes on the skin of the face. We should generally apply BenzaClin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) in the evening, once we're in for the day. Read more...

While using benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) I get really dry and flakin in the morning. How can I prevent this from happening?

Apply moisturizer. Benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide) actually works by causing some irritation of skin, drying, and flaking. That is how the pores of the skin are opened and thus acne reduced. If you do not like it, you may apply moisturizers before or after applying benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide). Read more...

What face wash should I be using with benzaclin (clindamycin and benzoyl peroxide)?

Salicylic or glycoli. I like salicylic or glycolic acid cleansers, obagi, skinmedica, and replenix are my three favorite that i carry in the office. Make sure you use your cleanser for two full minutes to it can do its job and using a clarisonic pro device will really give you the best results. Read more...