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What is benzoyl peroxide?
One of the most studied, proven and dermatologist-recommended ingredients for treating acne, benzoyl peroxide targets the bacteria that cause breakouts. As an added plus, benzoyl peroxide products can also help ease the redness and inflammation associated with blemishes. Benzoyl peroxide improves acne quickly because it also promotes the skin’s natural exfoliation process, in turn minimizing the dead cells that can lead to clogged pores. The most common acne products with benzoyl peroxide are cleansers, lotions and spot treatments.[an-columns action="end column"] [an-columns action="end columns"]
FreFrequently Asked Questions About Benzoyl Peroxide
When you apply benzoyl peroxide products, the benzoyl peroxide carries oxygen deep into the pores, where acne-causing bacteria live and thrive. Since these bacteria cannot survive in an oxygen-rich environment, the benzoyl peroxide kills the bacteria—but it doesn’t stop there. In addition to eliminating the bacteria that lead to breakouts, benzoyl peroxide also helps reduce the oil that clogs the pores and keeps them clear as you continue to use benzoyl peroxide for acne.
If you experience breakouts ever, you should be using benzoyl peroxide for acne. AcneFree offers benzoyl peroxide products in an array of concentrations and formulations to minimize all types of breakouts (including mild, moderate and severe) in all types of skin, including sensitive. Benzoyl peroxide can also help prevent acne with regular use. Our Oil-Free Acne Cleanser contains 2.5% benzoyl peroxide, and this low concentration minimizes risk of irritation without sacrificing clear-skin results. Ideal for the face and body, you can take care of both in the shower—and it won’t bleach your towels or clothing because you rinse it off.
Acne products with benzoyl peroxide come in many forms, so it’s really up to you! Available in cleansers, treatment lotions and spot treatments, you can tailor your skincare regimen for your acne severity and skin’s tolerance (or keep it simple and try one of our step-by-step kits). Start with a benzoyl peroxide cleanser, and add on a treatment lotion if needed. Our Hydrating Acne Repair Lotion + Spot Treatment, can be used on the entire face for all-over breakout control, and as a spot treatment to help clear individual blemishes. The beauty of benzoyl peroxide products is you can adjust your routine as necessary.
Absolutely—and you should be using benzoyl peroxide for acne from head to toe! Our Oil-Free Acne Cleanser contains 2.5% benzoyl peroxide and is perfect for use in the shower. And since you rinse it off, you don’t have to worry about staining your towels or clothing.
Benzoyl peroxide is an effective treatment for acne on its own, but it works even better with other blemish-fighting ingredients, especially salicylic acid and sulfur. Since these ingredients all work in different ways to control acne, using benzoyl peroxide products in conjunction with other anti-acne ingredients helps minimize all of the factors that lead to breakouts.
Every skincare regimen (with or without benzoyl peroxide) should include a daily sunscreen that is applied every morning, rain or shine, and reapplied at least every two hours during extended periods of sun exposure. But if you’re using benzoyl peroxide for acne, it’s a good idea to be extra diligent because this ingredient has an exfoliating effect that removes the uppermost layer of skin, which can leave skin more vulnerable to sunburn.
Because benzoyl peroxide works by increasing oxygen, it can react with the dyes in your clothing, bedding or towels and lead to bleaching. To avoid this, make sure you allow time for benzoyl peroxide products to absorb before getting dressed or getting into bed. One way to avoid this potential issue is to use our Oil-Free Acne Cleanser. You don’t have to worry about staining your towels or clothing since you rinse it off.Benzoyl peroxide is an effective treatment for acne on its own, but it works even better with other blemish-fighting ingredients, especially salicylic acid and sulfur. Since these ingredients all work in different ways to control acne, using benzoyl peroxide products in conjunction with other anti-acne ingredients helps minimize all of the factors that lead to breakouts.