Anyone have success with Benzoyl peroxide? I currently use cleocin t solution and it makes my face all shiny and oily and i am breaking out again. Just curious on brands to use and how to use and if it even works. thanks
B.P is the only product i have ever really relied on,when other products have broken me out B.P has cleared me up,it's not a cure but it sure does help.
I would reccomend that you use a low strength B.P to start with and if it works stick with it.
I used 10% for many years and my skin was spot free most of the time but it was very oily and flaky,after reading about other peoples experiences with B.P on here i decided to give the 5% a go and now my skin is nearly spot free and not as dry and flaky as it was.
I still get the odd spot but lets be realisitc we are never going to prevent that.
I agree with the post above, in saying that BP is really the only consistent acne medication I've ever relied on. The other popular drugstore alternative, salicylic acid, does nothing for me. I took antibiotics last year for 3 months, and since then my skin has stayed mainly clear just by keeping up with my Proactiv regimen, which essentially is just a BP face wash and a 5% BP lotion.
I think BP is the best!!! I started out with minocycline and Benzamycin which i think has like 3-5 percent benzoyl peroxide. However after 5-6 months my body built a resistence to it. Anyways its been a frustrating 3-4 months right now trying to find out what medicine i'm should be on and along the way my face is breaking A LOT. Yesterday my dad who is a doctor put me on benzoyl peroxide 10% gel. I'm also supposed to be using clindamycin and taking tetracycline 500 mg twice a day. However i refrained from using the clindamycine cause it too oily for me and i think i break out from it. Has anyone used it and broke out but kept using it and it got better? Please tell me about it. Thanks
i've been using clean and clear's persa gel occasionally and i guess it works for smaller pimples but i had a medium sized pimple that just did not come to a head or get smaller when treated with this gel. overall my face tolerates it well and i sometimes apply a thin layer of it on my chin as a preventative.
cookie same thing just happened to me with the persa gel/ -did you use the ten percent one? i just posted a help question on the board about it-I think their formulation maybe too strong or something.
anyway-i tink bp is great for getting rid of pimples you already have but its not good as a preventitive. Also-some forms of it have really irritated my skin-i used Pro ACtive's BP lotion a few times and my skin got really red and swollen-the areas by my nose still havent recovered from it in my opinion. But that's the only really negative thing I have to say other than dont use ten percent less you really need to.
I agree, I think BP is one of the most effective topicals. I've been using Clindoxyl (5% BP and 1% Clindamycin) once a day and minocin and it seems to be helping. I've also been exercising more and worrying less about my acne. I still break out but I try not to let it bother me so much any more.
BP works great for me most times, I've only ever used 5% but I want to try a 10%. I used BP all last year and my skin was nice, not completely clear but clear enough. I think it's the only ingredient that actually works, and usually pretty fast.