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BP = Free Radicals?

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I never had acne until I started washing my face, 5 years ago. I am now 24, and it can get pretty bad usually on my cheeks/jawline. Right now I use the Neutrogena mask/cleanse benzoyl peroxide product twice a day with an exfoliating pad, followed by a witchhazel toner, then a non-comedogenic lotion. I recently read that BP produces free radicals, which is something we're supposed to avoid, right?

So should I use a different product, or get another damn product that rids free radicals?

I'm also thinking about getting the birth control pill, wondering how well that works?

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I never had acne until I started washing my face, 5 years ago. I am now 24, and it can get pretty bad usually on my cheeks/jawline. Right now I use the Neutrogena mask/cleanse benzoyl peroxide product twice a day with an exfoliating pad, followed by a witchhazel toner, then a non-comedogenic lotion. I recently read that BP produces free radicals, which is something we're supposed to avoid, right?

So should I use a different product, or get another damn product that rids free radicals?

I'm also thinking about getting the birth control pill, wondering how well that works?

You are 100% correct. Also promotes early wrinkling. You are better off using a retinoid like Retin-A or Differin which will also help with free radicals and premature aging.

I've been on the BCP for years. I recently switched to Yaz and I really like it. I think it has helped with acne around the mouth (supposedly attributed to horomonal acne).

Good luck!!!

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I've also read reports of BP inducing wrinkling. It's quite drying, but there is another scientific explanation that coincides with the free radicals. I'm not scientific enough to explain it though. :razz:

I agree that a retinoid (since you're closing in on your mid-twenties) might be a better route. If you do try it, Green Cream is a popular OTC retinoid cream. Start off at the lowest strength and work your way up. If you'd rather visit the doctor, Retin-a Micro .04% is relatively weak compared to the other prescription retinoids out there since it's time released (I use this now and love it).

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