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Foljiny

BP bad for skin?

Is it true that Benzoyl peroxide treatments ruin the ph balance of your skin and once your skin gets used to it, the bacteria just buries itself deeper into the surface where the BP can't reach it, causing deep cystic pimples/boils?

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I'm not questioning the safety of BP, but rather the effect it has on the ph of your skin

http:// www.excitris.com/2006/04/21/acne-a-question-of-ph/

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I'm not questioning the safety of BP, but rather the effect it has on the ph of your skin

http:// www.excitris.com/2006/04/21/acne-a-question-of-ph/

That's not a matter of BP affecting pH. It's a matter of that individual poster liking salicylic acid more than BP. ;)

BP products are usually pH balanced to match the skin's pH.

Please read the following post on pH and why your skin prefers acidic products. http://www.acne.org/messageboard/pH-import...-p-t144725.html

The poster of that article admits that acne is a multi-factorial condition and that pH is only ONE of many factors, including excess sebum, hyperkeratinization, p. acnes, inflammation, etc.

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In addition to what Wynne said, Dan's bp is pH balanced at 5.5 which is right at what the skin's natural pH is.

Are the rest of his products balanced? Where does he state this?

Thanks for the help

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Guest Timehealsall

yea, is his moisturizer PH balanced as well?

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Here is the pH of all the products.

AHA 4-4.1

Moisturizer 6.56 (this was the original moisturizer. I'll double-check with Dan to see if it's the same with the new one)

Cleanser and benzoyl peroxide 5.5

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Guest Timehealsall

6.56 :think:

i wonder if thats fine for the skin?

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