I am brown-skinned and have sensitive( i mean really sensitive skin). If i use anything with benzoyl peroxide in it my skin breaks out in to rashes and itches like crazy. I found this out when i tried clean and clear and proactiv. I had been using Dr. Murad which has 1.5% salycic acid in it and I just recently i switched to DDF line which has 2% salycic acid. i don't see any help at all in my acne and the dark spots are still forming after the pimples as well. I actually feel my skin getting rough dry patches in certain areas so i am thinking maybe i should switch again. I work as a temp so i can't go see a derm because i don't have health insurance.
Now i read a book by a black derm that says that hyperpigmentated skin should not use salycic acid or benzoyl peroxide and all the alphahydroxy acid, toners, astringents with alcohol, witch hazel and things of that nature. Well then she turns around and says to use it for acne prone skin. She says these things make hyperpgigmentated skin cause dark marks. Well what do i do if i have both hyperpigmental and acne prone skin? Is there something out here i can use geared people with both skin types? I need serious advice on this ladies cause i have had it with my skin.