What Do You Rec for a Possible Face Burn from Products?
- Asked by terezie in Tomball, TX
- 2 years ago
i've been using olay night regenerist elixer on my face now for a bout 3 wks. it's supposed to be like a SUPER light chemical peel. i wasn't thinking & used my usual benzoyl peroxide mask (3.5%). i rinsed the mask off & now my face is bright red (like a severe sunburn) & it feels like it's on fire. did i burn my skin w/the mask? what should i do and/or expect?
Reaction to mixture of products
Discontinuation of the potential offending agents is important. Use of a bland emollient or moisturizer on the face should take place a few times per day. There should be avoidance of sun exposure post-burn. If there is any drainage, crusting, oozing, pus or pain, evaluation by a dermatologist or other health care provider is indicated.
Probable irritant reaction
You probably have an irritant contact dermatitis. Try some 1% hydrocortisone ointment at bedtime. If not a lot better in a couple of days see as dermatologist.
Web reference: http://brookwooddermatology.com