Benzoyl peroxide has been a mainstay of acne treatment for decades. When applied correctly, within a regimen that does not irritate the skin, it can effectively clear acne in most people until acne naturally subsides on its own.
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Benzoyl Peroxide What is Benzoic Acid and Can it Help Clear Acne? After you apply benzoyl peroxide to the skin it breaks down into (1) hydrogen peroxide, and (2) benzoic acid. Hydrogen peroxide kills acne bacteria. But what does benzoic acid do? It is hypothesized that it helps exfoliate the skin, reduce inflammation, clear clogged pores, and reduce bacteria. April 26, 2020
Benzoyl Peroxide Everything You Need to Know About Benzoyl Peroxide Benzoyl peroxide is available both over-the-counter and as a prescription in 2.5% - 10% strength. It kills bacteria, exfoliates the skin, and may reduce inflammation, all of which can help clear acne. It comes with side effects, especially during the first month. April 26, 2020
Benzoyl Peroxide Does Benzoyl Peroxide Cause the Skin to Age Faster? Benzoyl peroxide produces free radicals, and therefore some concern exists that this might lead to skin aging. However, benzoyl radicals may also reduce inflammation, which could reduce skin aging. To be safe, apply an antioxidant-containing moisturizer after treating with benzoyl peroxide. April 25, 2020
Benzoyl Peroxide Does Benzoyl Peroxide Make Hyperpigmentation Worse? There is no evidence to date that benzoyl peroxide makes hyperpigmentation worse. February 03, 2020
Benzoyl Peroxide Is Benzoyl Peroxide Safe? The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has concluded that benzoyl peroxide is a safe and effective acne treatment. It comes with side effects, such as dryness and irritation, particularly in the first few weeks of use, but it is safe to use. December 01, 2019