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Facial Redness Due To Benzoyl Peroxide


I've noticed that my face would get really red after I apply benzoyl peroxide in the morning. Is there a way I can soothe the redness?

I use 5% benzoyl peroxide and neutrogena ultra sheer SPF 85.


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BP will cause some redness, especially in the beginning, but here are some tips that may help minimize it.

1. Introduce it slowly in small amounts and gradually work up to the amount you want to use.

2. Use a milder strength such as 2.5% which is what Dan recommends. Here's why. http://www.acne.org/faq.html#higherpercentagebp

3. Make sure you aren't using an overly drying or medicated cleanser before you apply the bp.

4. Moisturize well after applying it.

5. Jojoba oil drops added to your moisturizer can really soothe the skin and in my experience helps to tone down redness.

Hope that helps!

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