A Closer Look at a Powerful Skincare Ingredient
Benzoyl Peroxide is a powerful and effective acne-fighting ingredient that has been used to address breakouts for years. However, as beneficial as it is, Benzoyl Peroxide can be too potent at times, leading to over-drying of the skin which then causes dehydration and irritation. To maintain healthy skin balance while using this product it is important to note when and how often you should apply it on your face or other areas affected by breakouts.
Benzoyl Peroxide is the perfect solution to tackle those pesky acne-causing bacteria, as it helps clear out dead skin cells from follicles. With this powerhouse ingredient coming in various concentrations ranging between 2-10%, study results have revealed that higher percentages aren’t always better – according to the American Academy of Dermatology. Although effective, Benzoyl Peroxide can also be drying for your skin and should not be used on a regular basis; plus, use caution when applying so you don’t unintentionally bleach any bedding or towels.
Far from needing to be avoided, Benzoyl Peroxide is in fact an established, effective treatment for acne. When new breakouts arise, apply it daily with a Cream such as Clear Skin Spot Treatment and monitor your skin – if irritation occurs then simply reduce use until the breakout heals before discontinuing altogether.