Benzoyl Peroxide Causes Aging!?benzoyl peroxide cancer aging tactuo epiduo topical minocycline benzaclin
Posted 28 September 2013 - 09:30 PM
Posted 29 September 2013 - 03:13 AM
Edited by maria199, 29 September 2013 - 03:19 AM.
Posted 29 September 2013 - 06:33 AM
I don't know about the cancer claim, but I definitely think BP causes your skin to look like it's aged - dull and dry. That said, the BP regimen + Clindets Pledgets (clindamycin) really helped keep my skin relatively clear for a long time. I've recently switched to medical grade skin care (i.e. cleanser, toner, glycolic gel) and my skin is in great shape. Haven't had a pimple/cyst in months. I'm also derma rolling every 3 days (.2mm) and I think that also makes a big difference because it's sloughing off the dead skin cells which can clog pores...but this is only when you're clear. Still need to deal with the scars though
Posted 29 September 2013 - 02:57 PM
Well, pretty much everything can cause cancer. That part I wouldn't be too worried about.
However, I do think we have found evidence that BP can age the skin. However that evidence is often downplayed on this forum because The Regimen is based on BP products.
Personally, I never liked what BP did to my skin and am glad I quit using it a long time ago.
A really great alternative to benzoyl peroxide is sulfur. Derms used to write prescriptions for sulfur creams. You can now get sulfur creams over the counter though, you can get one called De La Cruz Sulfur Cream at Walgreens for $10.
Edited by Green Gables, 29 September 2013 - 02:58 PM.
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