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Sudocrem Day 0



Ok so this is what my face looks like at the moment (before treatment)

I don't know exactly what happened that made my chin area a red mark city but it's gotten really bad. I think it's because I started using benzoyl peroxide and my skin doesn't like it, that's my assumption but it could have been many things.

I'm using a 'clean and clear' facial wash every morning and night followed by a 'simple' moisturiser with SPF 15 but I'm looking into getting products that have been reviewed on acne.org as I'm conscious that these products may be irritating my skin.

I'm in the UK by the way so if you haven't heard of any of these products that may be why.

So I'm going to alter my regimen slightly by adding sudocrem on top of the moisturiser every morning and night as I have roughly 5 weeks until I start college (I'm 16)

I've seen all of the good reviews (and the few bad) and I'm hoping for the best but personally I can't see it working, I hope I'm incorrect though. I've read that it's good for redness which is pretty much all I have at the moment. Lets hope it works and this blog is successful.

Also please excuse my unshaven face, I'm really conscious about shaving at the moment.


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its very unlikely that benzol peroxide is causing your breakouts. get out of your own head and embrace the science. bp is proven to reduce breakouts. also, like I always say use amoxicillin or cephalexin. they will clear your chin in about three and a half weeks. good luck,

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I may have the wrong understanding but I thought benzoyl was mainly for drying out pimples? As I have just huge red marks with only a few pimples I thought it may have been doing more wrong than good as some of the side effects of benzoyl peroxide are redness and irritation I believe. Perhaps I should give bp another try for a longer period of time to see if this helps clear the redness. Thanks for your comment :)

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The way benzoyl peroxide works is by drying up sebum and delivering oxygen to the pores. The bacteria that cause acne cannot live in an oxygen rich environment. See http://customercare.proactiv.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/128

"Benzoyl peroxide (BPO) is an oxidizing agent that targets anaerobic P. acnes bacteria where it lives-on the skin's surface and deep inside the pore-like no other medicine. It's tried and true, recommended by dermatologists for more than 50 years. It's important to know that BPO is antimicrobial, not antibiotic--the difference is technical but critical; it basically means the P. acnes bacteria cannot develop resistance to BPO's killing action. If the medicine works for you today, it will work for you tomorrow. Unfortunately, the same can't be said for oral antibiotics."

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