How to use benzoyl peroxide 5% wash
- Wet the area you want to treat.
- Place a small amount of the product onto your hands.
- Smooth it onto the affected area.
- Keep the wash on your skin for no more than 1 to 2 minutes.
- Rinse your face thoroughly with water.
- Gently pat your skin dry.
Do you apply moisturizer before or after benzoyl peroxide?
If you’ve already succumbed to benzoyl peroxide-induced dryness and flakiness, slather on moisturizer as often as necessary. Definitely use it immediately after cleansing, just before applying your benzoyl peroxide treatment, and right before bed.
Should benzoyl peroxide be left on overnight?
Can I Leave Benzoyl Peroxide on Overnight? Benzoyl peroxide in the form of a wash is a short-term contact therapy that you leave on for a few minutes and then wash it off. Gels or creams might work better as a leave-on treatment.
Do you have to wash off benzoyl peroxide?
Don’t leave wash-off benzoyl peroxide products on your skin, as this can increase the chances of irritation and dryness. Since all benzoyl peroxide products – especially at higher concentrations – can have a drying effect on the skin, it’s a good idea to use a non-oily moisturizer after each use.
What should you not use benzoyl peroxide with?
Unless your doctor tells you otherwise, it is especially important to avoid using the following skin products on the same area as benzoyl peroxide: Any other topical acne product or skin product containing a peeling agent (eg, resorcinol, salicylic acid, sulfur, or tretinoin);