Questions

Benzoyl Peroxide/Sun Damage/Options

Question: Thanks for taking my question! The skin on my face seems very prone to moles/freckles that are definitely annoying. The only acne treatment that seems to work for me is a covering of 2.5% benzoyl peroxide gel cream when I go to bed at night...but it makes my skin more prone to mole/freckle. In 2 wks i'm leaving to work the rest of the summer on an island under the sun. I use sunscreen and wear a hat...but the moles keep coming since I've found this "Acne Solution" of BP. Any suggestions for new treatment/sun damage protection?
Answer:

If you have not already tried a salicylic acid or sulfuric acne treatment that is what I would recommend in place of the BP. I recommend the following treatment products for breakouts, CosMedix Clear or CosMedix Clarity Serum. You are currently using good practice to avoid freckles, moles – which is using a good sunscreen. Keep in mind reapplication throughout the day is essential as well. Lastly, you may also want to consider a more complete regimen to assist with breakout issues. If you are interested please feel free to contact me. Best skin care wishes.

Meagan, Esthetician