Benzoyl Peroxide - Your Next Best Friend
Among the vast selection of well known skin products and medications, benzoyl peroxide may very well be one of the most commonly used and recommended. It has even been called the gold standard of topical acne relief. It is a strong and effective treatment that bacteria cannot develop resistance to, therefore it holds a major advantage over other antibiotic medications. Benzoyl peroxide is an organic compound in the peroxide family and is used for the treatment of acne and has antibacterial effects.
How does it work?
It works by reducing the amount of acne-causing bacteria by drying the skin as well as providing anti-inflammatory relief. It is also reduces the amount of:
Benzoyl peroxide can be formulated as a cleansing liquid, gel, foam washes, lotion, or cream and can be found over-the-counter as well as prescribed by your doctor. Gels may be too drying for some and foam washes could be tricky to use as well. Benzoyl peroxide comes in many sizes and concentrations but for certain skin issues, a large 8oz product with 10% concentration is a purchase worth considering.
As with every medication, there are some side effects worth mentioning about benzoyl peroxide:
How do I use it?
Benzoyl peroxide can be beneficial to your skin if you use it correctly. Many people think that layering on or using excessive amounts will heal their acne quicker and more effectively. The results of doing so may prove that theory to be true, however, it puts excess avoidable stress on the skin and can ultimately cause dependency on the medication. Coincidentally, using too little will lead to unsatisfactory results. The main idea to get here is that when using benzoyl peroxide, always follow directions given by your pharmacist or dermatologist - that way you can get healthy skin with lasting results. Make sure to ask your local Houston dermatologist what is recommended for your skin when it comes to benzoyl peroxide.
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