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Sensitive to Peroxide?

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I recently tried a 5% BP spot solution (Persa-gel) on my face, I only put it on top of pimples and a very small amount. When I woke up in the morning, my face was bright red and very painful. It made my skin feel really rough. Im wondering if this is a chemical burn or something like that, or maybe im just very sensitive to BP?

If so what other products would you recommend using. My skin is really dry right now, still healing from the BP, its been just over a week.

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I also want to add that I get the same reaction with Proactive. I want to try the regimen but im scared that ill get the same outcome, as it takes my skin about 2 weeks to fully recover.

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From the FAQs:

Q: My skin looks absolutely terrible. It is peeling off, red, and I am miserable. What do I do?

A: You are either allergic to benzoyl peroxide, or you started too fast. 1-3% of people are allergic to benzoyl peroxide and experience swelling and/or crusting. If your skin swells up, discontinue use immediately. Most likely if you are experiencing severe dryness/redness, you simply started too fast. It takes a few days to a few weeks for your skin to become acquainted with benzoyl peroxide, and the redness/dryness should subside with time. Using a non-overdrying liquid cleanser can help preven this dryness as well. If you really can't stand the dryness, stop the Regimen completely, give your skin a few days to recover, and begin again with a much smaller dosage, only ramping up the dosage as you feel comfortable. But remember, you eventually need to use A LOT of benzoyl peroxide to achieve total clearing.

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