It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Acne Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 08-16-2003, 10:45 AM   #1
Senior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: US
Posts: 299
zusanna HB User
Red face Is this true about benzoyl peroxide???

I just read that benzoyl peroxide can cause cancer and premature aging of the skin is this true???

 
Old 08-16-2003, 10:54 AM   #2
Member
(female)
 
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 69
gobbleduck HB User
Post

I don't know if the cancer thing is true, but I developed some fine lines on my forehead after using it. It really irritated and dried out my skin - but just about anything that irritates/dries out your skin will cause premature aging. The lines disappeared when I started using Tazorac.

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 08-16-2003, 11:15 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 124
Frogjive HB User
Post

You know if you did enough research, everything we do, eat, breathe, drink or whatever causes cancer.

 
Old 08-16-2003, 12:06 PM   #4
Veteran
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: United States
Posts: 362
TimDream HB User
Lightbulb

I agree with what Frogjive said about the "cancer scare."

However, I also agree with what gobbleduck said about the lines. BPO has been known to cause wrinkles because it oxidizes the skin. I guess you just have to weigh the costs and benefits for yourself.

 
Old 08-16-2003, 12:11 PM   #5
Senior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: US
Posts: 299
zusanna HB User
Post

I only use 2.5% benzoyl peroxide and I also have very oily skin (and I'm also only 18). Do you think I'm at risk for premature aging??

 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Benzoyl Peroxide 5% Gel Zitful Delight Acne 5 10-24-2006 01:25 PM
Something I been wondering about Benzoyl Peroxide products DjTiesto Acne 3 04-02-2006 01:21 PM
Benzoyl Peroxide theb1971 Pregnancy 5 09-02-2005 10:24 PM
Benzoyl Peroxide Vs. Salycic Acid?? Smartpants Acne 6 02-22-2005 02:40 PM
Salicylic Acid vs. Benzoyl Peroxide 123456789 Acne 12 10-06-2004 06:06 PM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Join Our Newsletter

Stay healthy through tips curated by our health experts.

Whoops,

There was a problem adding your email Try again

Thank You

Your email has been added




Top 10 Drugs Discussed on this Board.
(Go to DrugTalk.com for complete list)
Accutane
Aspirin
Benzoyl
Clindamycin
Differin
  Accutane
Aspirin
Benzoyl
Clindamycin
Differin




TOP THANKED CONTRIBUTORS



WhenItRains (10), ClearSkinRomy (6), MSNik (5), mmisty (5), jonnstar (3), poozers (3), Debaloo (2), MG098 (2), LitS917 (2), lisamariemoon (2)

Site Wide Totals

teteri66 (1180), MSJayhawk (1005), Apollo123 (905), Titchou (848), janewhite1 (823), Gabriel (759), ladybud (754), midwest1 (669), sammy64 (668), BlueSkies14 (607)



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:40 AM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!