Dryness, redness and scaly skin
are experienced if the product is in
itially used <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>in</span>
too high a concentration, or applied too often. Occasionally, these symptoms, if severe, may signal an allergy to benzoyl peroxide, and often in
g or tenderness. Dilute an over-the-counter, cream-based hydrocortisone cream with a little water to treat existin
g irritation. Allergy aside
, the skin
will adjust to benzoyl peroxide over a period of a few weeks.