Discussions that mention benzoyl

Acne board

Ok. I'm an 18 yr old male with moderate acne, mostly on my forehead and on the sides of my head like in my temple area. I've been using clearasil 10% benzoyl peroxide vanishing cream for two days now and already my zits have cleared up a lot. All the small whiteheads are gone and the few larger, redder zits I had have shrunk and become less red. The only problem is that my skin is now very dry and tight and I am guessing that it will start flaking within a couple days. I have heard before that dead skin cells due to very dry skin can cause break outs if you don't exfoliate the skin and get rid of the dead cells. My question is: is there any good mild cleanser/scrub out there that does a good job of getting rid of dry, dead skin cells? I don't want a cleanser with any harsh acne medications in it because that will just dry my skin out more. The benzoyl peroxide is doing the trick as far as the zits, but now I just need a gentle cleanser or scrub that will get rid of the dead skin. I have also heard of brushing the face with a toothbrush to remove dead cells....ANY SUGGESTIONS??? THANKS!