Is it Okay to use Olay Total Effects Daily Moisturizer after applying Benzoyl Peroxide?

Question by : Is it Okay to use Olay Total Effects Daily Moisturizer after applying Benzoyl Peroxide?
I’ve read the regimen for Benzoyl Peroxide and I read that you need to use a facial moisturizer after using Benzoyl P. I’m using 2.5%. so is it okay to use Olay TE Daily Moisturizer is it different from other facial Moisturizers or are they just the same?

Follow-Up Question: Does Olay Total Effects D.Moisturizer clear up brown spots left by acne?

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Answer by God’s Child
i use a salicylic acid and it says to apply after cleansing and moisturizing so that is wierd that benzoyl peroxide wants you to do moisturizer afterwards, guess they are just different. im sure that moisturizer would be fine to use, i would just make sure it wont dry out your skin.

as for the brown spots you will probably need to get something that is specific for fading acne scars. i use the neutrogena 2 in 1 fight and fade gel. it helps get rid of pimples as well as suppose to help remove scars.

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  1. Samantha says:

    Yeah, that is absolutely fine. Benzoyl peroxide is not really reactive with anything. And Total Effects doesn’t use percentages of products that are high, so it’s not dangerous.

    The reason they want you to moisturize afterwards is because benzoyl peroxide is very strong and VERY drying. It is very closely related to hydrogen peroxide.

    As for clearing up brown spots. Not very likely. Skin pigmentation is very difficult to get rid of. So don’t get discouraged if you don’t see it fading. Best way to get rid of pigmentation is to shun the sun from now on. And then doing exfoliation treatments to help the skin process faster. Even with all that, the cause of pigmentation is actually deep down below what you can see. It’s sun damage that is permanent. So just keep that in mind as you try to remove pigment.

    Best ingredients to help remove pigment – hydroquinone, CoQ10, bearberry, and kojic acid.

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