"I am a skin therapist and owner of a treatment center. I had a new client last week come in for facial waxing. During the consultation she told me her dermatologist said to use Hydrogen Peroxide on her face. She doesn't use a cleanser or a moisturizer – just Hydrogen Peroxide. Her skin is sensitized, dry and flaking. Why would he recommend this? "
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While we can't speak on behalf of any dermatologists, my guess is that he's recommending Hydrogen Peroxide because it's a strong oxidant that may kill any bacteria that is causing mild acne. It may also be oxidizing the lipids that are part of the protective lipid layer that prevents dehydration of the skin. We definitely recommend you put her on a mild cleanser, not Hydrogen Peroxide.

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