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Hello, I used clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) gel wash and it peeled of my skin. And burnt it so bad. How do I treat it? Thanks

Chemical burn. You are sensitive to either the harsh astringent or other chemicals in that product. Use OTC hydrocortisone cream with moisturizing cream or lotions. Try using smaller quantities and rinse better next time you use similar products. Read more...

What should I do if clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) overnight wash irritates my skin?

Switch. The active ingredient is 2% salicylic acid so you could try another otc product with a different active ingredient such as benzoyl peroxide. Be careful because it can bleach towels etc. Also with any products it is important to moisturize because while they are drying out your acne they can be drying to the rest of your face. Read more...
Clearasil (benzoyl peroxide) Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur while taking salicylic acid topical: skin irritation not present before use of this medicine (moderate or severe), dryness and peeling of skin, flushing, redness of skin, unusually warm skin. You may be having an adverse reaction to the clearasil (benzoyl peroxide). Read more...

Is a side effect of benzoyl peroxide skin aging?

No but dry skin. Ehuch may appear aged. Use sparingly as needed and in combination with an appropriate oil free moisturizer, retinoids, and gentle exfoliation. Read more...

Can I use Benzoyl Peroxide for my skin? I am 16 years old and I kinda have an Oily skin.

Yes. Benzoyl Peroxide is a good 1st-line therapy for acne and can be purchased over-the-counter. You can also see your doc or place a consult here on HealthTap to have a prescription for a stronger preparation placed in your pharmacy. Hope this helps! Read more...

I like the benzoyl peroxide in it, its proven to be very effective for my oily skin. Should I recommend it to others?

Careful. Not everyone has the same problems or responds in the same way. The reason it has been over the counter since the early 1980's is that most people are fairly resistent to that product. Read more...