Benzoyl peroxide is an organic compound in the peroxide family. Benzoyl peroxide is used as an acne treatment ,for bleaching hair an teeth and many other uses.
Benzoyl peroxide works as a peeling agent. It is clearing pores and reducing the bacterial count as well is acting directly as an antimicrobial.
Benzoyl peroxide is a topical antibiotic that kills the bacteria that causes acne( Propionibacterium acnes)and also reduces inflammation. Containing benzoic acid and oxygen, benzoyl peroxide kills P acnes (the bacteria that contributes to acne).Benzoyl is powerful treatment that can penetrate deeply into pores.
- apply benzoyl peroxide before going to bed on the affected skin area.
Benzoyl peroxide is also a keratolyc, providing exfoliating benefits in the pores to prevent clogging. Benzoyl peroxide may decrease the skin oil production.
You can use benzoyl peroxide as a cream , gel or lotion and it can help you getting rid of acne.
Be careful because the substance that reduces oil production you can observe dry skin as a side effect, but it can be treated with a non-oily moisturizer.
Acne occurs when sebaceous glands become overactive.It can appear on face, back, chest, shoulders.
The sebaceous glands, which produce sebum, exist inside the pores of our skin; dead cells are left behind and get stuck by sebum causing a blockage in the pores. The accumulated sebum has bacteria, the bacterium feed by sebum produce a substance leading to inflammation of the skin.
Acne is most common at teenagers, also at adult people.It is usually treatable but to get maxim effect and maintenance the results sometimes it is necessary to combine different treatments, you can treat acne in your home:
Try using lemon juice as an acne remedy. Lemons containing citric acids, attacks the bacteria that cause acne, is an excellent toner:
- cut a lemon in half and gently apply onto acne, leave on 15-20 minutes, then wash the juice off.
Use tea tree oil, an antibacterial and anti fungal. In a study comparing the efficacy of tea tree oil and benzoyl peroxide, tea tree oil proved effective in fighting acne( but benzoyl peroxide works quicker than tea tree oil).
Coconut oil also an antibacterial, it helps reducing redness and fights the bacteria. Apply coconut oil over your acne and massage soft.
Egg whites, reduce the oil and minimize the pores. Apply on your face ,leave on 25 minutes then wash your face.
Take probiotics, reduce refined carbohydrates, and stop eating sugar, eat more vegetables and drink plenty of water.