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Things to Know About Benzyl Peroxide- an Amazing Acne Fighting Ingredient

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.

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  • Acts as Exfoliator

Benzoyl peroxide is an amazing exfoliator. It unclog pores by removing debris and blackheads out of the skin

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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.

Also Read: Makeup Wipes Removers: This Is Why You Should Not Use Them In Your Skin Routine

Dr. Iqra Mubashar
Dr. Iqra Mubashar

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.

 

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