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JaggedHandsome

Eliminating Benzoyl Peroxide

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I am 42 years old and I have been utilizing Benzoyl Peroxide for about 20 years.  Either through Proactive in the early 2000's to now "The Regimen" with Dan and Acne.org.  

I decided in Feb of 2021 that I would end my relationship with Benzoyl Peroxide.  This was due to the fact that I found some evidence that Benzoyl Peroxide could perpetuate the acne process.

By oxidizing your face, Benzoyl Peroxide builds the perfect environment for Squalene Peroxide to occur, which it was ultimately leads to a pimple.  

It's been about 3 months since I started this process, COLD TURKEY.  

I can tell you that it has been an awful 3 months.  My skin has broken out more than it ever has in my life.  It's likely the worst I've ever looked.  It has taken a toll emotionally and mentally.

But I am resilient.  And I really believe that my skin will eventually balance itself out.

I work out 6 days a week and I'm in pretty good health.  

 

So far, it seems as though almost every pore on my face is broken out.  I have huge large cysts and nodules.

I am still using the acne.org cleanser.   I used it on other parts of my body, without  Benzoyl Peroxide, and my chest and back have stayed pretty clear.  So I'm not looking to change my soap at the moment.  Going to stick with it.

This post will be my journal for this journey.  Please partake.  Thank you

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