No. They work by different mechanisms one is keratolytic and peels salicylic acid and the other kills bacteria. The two can be used in combination.
Depends. Certain products work better for individuals than others. You need to try one for several weeks and if no improvement move on to another option.
Acne. There would be better penetration of your benzoyl peroxide into the skin if put on after salicyclic acid.
All slightly differ. All tend to dry out acne, but BP acts more like a topical antibiotic. Tea tree oil has some antibacterial properties, and salicylic acid actually deposits the acid in the acne follicles to clear them up. Depending on your type of acne I would still only pick one to try like a BP and then clean your face with either tea tree oil or salicylic acid wash. Then see derm if not improving.
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.
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.
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.
Hi drs......What is the preferable transdermal drug as a once/daily use for treating mild acne (benzoyl peroxide/salicylic acid/azeliac acid/other)?
A few options. For over the counter methods try using products that have benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, alcohol, and acetone. For prescription treatments you may be prescribed antibiotics, retinoids or vitamin a derivatives, azelaic acid, oral contraceptives, or spironolactone. Always ask a dermatologist about the possible affects and the risks vs benefits of each treatment. Make sure it's best for you.
How can I treat acne on sensitive skin very sensitive to benzoyl peroxide and moderately sensitive to salicylic acid skin is also dry?
Options. Your physician may offer you topical Clindamycin instead; you may be able to tolerate a retinoic acid derivative, an oral antibiotic may work its magic, or if you can take & want the oral contraceptive pill, it may clear you.
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.
Had acne for 2 years. Had an allergic reaction to benzoyl peroxide. Tried salicylic acid and just about everything else. Prefer natural ingredients.?
Requires a visit. Realistic treatment for acne requires that your health professional actually take your history and look at your skin to come up with a plan of treatment. Since acne can drag on for decades in some patients, it is good to become informed about your particular skin and how to keep it healthy.