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Need Help With Acne! Am I Doing It Right?

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Hello thar!

Some background information.. I've started using Benzoylperoxide (BP) 5% about a week ago together with some antibiotics that I got from my doctor. The BP made my skin really dry to the point that it started flaking quite badly. I bought a moisturizer and that seems to help, but I scraped all of the dead, dry skin off and now my skin is soft again.

Anyway, am I doing it right? Was I meant to remove the dry skin? And what can you tell from my pictures? I just want my acne gone..



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Don't scrape- your fingernails spread bacteria. Use a washcloth, gently, what doesn't come off has to fall off.

If the BP irritates, mix it with the moisturizer (1/2 what you normally use mixed with the moisturizer)

Only put it on your acne (and lightly in your T-zone if you get blackheads.)

A salicylic cleanser will help slough the skin that BP dries out.

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