Is a Benzyol Peroxide Burn Permanent?
- Asked by Kai Kai Anne
- 1 year ago
I applied benzyol peroxide to my face after an extremely embarrassing break out. I applied the BP 10% all over my face (stupidly) because the result ended with extremely, painfully dry skin and it has done nothing to lessen the break out. If anything it has only irritated it more. I have discontinued the use of the cream and haven't put anything on my face for the past 3 days. I wash my face with water and face soap and have tried letting everything subside. What can i do to help the dry skin?
Recommendation for dry skin after benzoyl peroxide
Since you do not mention red blotches, you had an irritation and dryness with benzoyl peroxide, not an allergy. This is good news since you will be able to use it again, but not as aggressively.
Wash gently with CeraVe cleanser and then apply CeraVe lotion. They will sooth your skin and not cause a flare in your acne.
You should consult a dermatologist to see which medications would be best for your acne. Mention your episode with benzoyl peroxide and she can formulate a treatment plan to help you.
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