You have come across benzyl peroxide containing cleansers, scrubs and cream since your first acne breakout. Nothing new, it is being used for many years due acne-fighting abilities. Little amount can help to control acne breakouts. Keep reading to know about how it works.
- Acts as anti-biotic
Due to its anti-biotic property, benzoyl peroxide can be used antibiotics to treat acne. As we know, long-term use of antibiotics can increase the risk of anti-microbial
Due to its anti-biotic property, benzoyl peroxide can be used antibiotics to treat acne. As we know, long-term use of antibiotics can increase the risk of anti-microbial resistance. So, Benzoyl peroxide is more reliable for long term use.
- Acts as anti-acne ingredient
Benzoyl peroxide is suitable to fight all type of acne. You don’t need a prescription for using it. Product containing 2.5% to 5% benzoyl peroxide can be used over-the-counter. First, you should start with lower concentrations and then gradually increase to make it effective.
- Acts as Exfoliator
Benzoyl peroxide is an amazing exfoliator. It unclog pores by removing debris and blackheads out of the skin
Precautions to take:
Benzoyl peroxide can bleach the clothes. So, rinse-off thoroughly after using product containing benzoyl peroxide. . Always consult your pharmacist before using it if you are pregnant and have sensitive skin.
Dr. Iqra Mubashar is a registered Pharmacist originally from Pakistan, Lahore. She has earned her pharmacy degree from the University of veterinary and animal sciences, Lahore. She has completed her internship as a trainee from Children hospital, Lahore. She has completed her research work in clinical pharmacy and pharmaceutics. She has worked as a healthcare documentation head in Al-Qasim enterprises, Islamabad. She has specialized in prescription handling, drugs information, literature research, patient counseling and pharmaceutical care plans. Her research work on coronavirus is under publication.