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Does Differin Kill Bacteria?

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It helps speed up cell turnover so old skin will shed faster. I suppose you could make the case that the improved skin shedding could be introducing more oxygen into the skin which bacteria can't survive in. But I'm not sure how well it really works to do that.

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So is there anyways I can kill the bad bacteria without using anti biotic?

Benzoyl peroxide kills bacteria and it isn't considered an antibiotic.


If you are suffering from continued side effects post-Accutane, read this:

http://www.acne.org/messageboard/Accutane-...So-t266765.html

also look for my posts toward the end of this thread:

http://www.acne.org/messageboard/answers-d...&start=2700


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I'm using Differin tho, I think BP and Differin would be 2 harsh for my skin.

honeslty, if your face is not too sensitive, it shouldnt be too harsh for your skin. I have a 10% BP cleanser by PCA that is very very gentle and has ingredients like jojoba oil in it. I love it! you can find some BP cleansers in the stores, but just be careful, if you have never used BP before, you might be sensitive to it at first, try it every other day at first. hope this helped!


My regimen:

Morning:

150mg tablet of Doryx

Cleanse with Purpose Cleanser

Apply Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel

Night:

Cleanse with PCA 5% benzol peroxide cleanser

wait 15 minutes

Apply Differin 0.3% gel


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Epiduo will kill bacteria. It's essentially Differin with Benzoyl Peroxide added.

You may also want to look into oral antibiotics as well.

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I'm using Differin tho, I think BP and Differin would be 2 harsh for my skin.

If you use a 2.5% Benzoyl peroxide cream it should be okay.


If you are suffering from continued side effects post-Accutane, read this:

http://www.acne.org/messageboard/Accutane-...So-t266765.html

also look for my posts toward the end of this thread:

http://www.acne.org/messageboard/answers-d...&start=2700


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