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    Old 09-01-2004, 05:03 AM   #1
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    Question Benzoyl Peroxide and Salicylic acid

    What is the difference between the two? What are they supposed to do exactly? How do the work? Which is better?

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    Old 09-01-2004, 08:09 AM   #2
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    Re: Benzoyl Peroxide and Salicylic acid

    Benzoyl Peroxide kills the bacteria that causes acne, and Salicylic Acid exfoliates the surface of the skin as well as inside the pores. Both are products that need to be left on the skin in order for them to work. It's impossible to say which is better since they do two totally different things. A combination of the two would be best, using one in the morning and one in the evening. Since both can be irritating it's best to get the weakest (smallest percentage) first and then move up to a higher percentage only if you are not seeing results.

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