The skincare industry is flooded with different kinds of treatments to treat acne. Peels, masks, pore strips and cleansers, you name it and it’s there. However, the one skincare ingredient that works wonders on acne is standing strong. I’m talking about none other than benzoyl peroxide. This miracle ingredient has been prescribed to acne patients by dermatologists for decades now and for good reason. Since it has a stable formulation and robust anti-bacterial properties, it’s perfect to treat acne. If you’ve been wanting to try out products with benzoyl peroxide then here’s what you need to know beforehand:
Benzoyl peroxide, which is also known as BPO, is an over the counter treatment that helps kill the acne-causing bacteria in your pores. It’s very effective and gives you results as early as five days since you begin using it. It destroys the bacteria in your pores, removes excess sebum and dead skin cells. Hence, it’s every dermatologists’ go-to recommendation to treat pimples. It comes in different concentrations. However, if you’ve never used BPO before, you should start with the 2.5% concentration and work your way up to the higher concentrations.
There’s a reason, or rather in the case of benzoyl peroxide, there are many reasons why everyone loves to use it for treating their breakouts. If you’ve been wondering whether you should give it a try, then have a look at its benefits:
Just like everything else that’s good in life benzoyl peroxide also has its own downsides. So before you make your decision to try it out, have a look at its cons:
There are many options out there so that you can take your pick. OTC benzoyl peroxide treatments range from concentrations between 2.5-10%. If you’ve never used this ingredient then start with a treatment that has a lower concentration. Here are some BPO products that we love:
Before you try out this ingredient, it’s best that you consult your dermatologist first.
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