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Article: Using a Benzoyl Peroxide Cleansing Scrub Gives You Clear Skin without Excessive Dryness

Using a Benzoyl Peroxide Cleansing Scrub Gives You Clear Skin without Excessive Dryness

Using a Benzoyl Peroxide Cleansing Scrub Gives You Clear Skin without Excessive Dryness

Benzoyl peroxide is used in many products to treat acne – it is an organic peroxide with oxidizing activity, meaning it has the ability to release oxygen on the skin to kill bacteria that leads to pimples.

Why is benzoyl peroxide used for acne?

It is an antiseptic used to kill bacteria on the surface of the skin. Besides its antimicrobial properties, benzoyl peroxide is anti-inflammatory and can open up clogged pores on the skin. Being a topical medication, it is found in both wash-off and leave-on products like cleansers, lotions, gels, creams and toners. It is great for mild to moderate acne.

What are the benefits of a Benzoyl Peroxide Cleansing Scrub?

Less overall skin flaking and dryness
Big benefit of using a benzoyl peroxide over-the-counter acne scrub is that it prevents your skin from drying out excessively vs. intense exposure to the active ingredient in leave-on products.
Easier to start and continue your treatment
Leave-on benzoyl peroxide acne treatments can trigger severe skin flaking and peeling for the first few days of use, which can make people less likely to continue using them. A wash-off treatment usually doesn’t cause the same level of initial skin peeling, so it is more convenient.
Fits into your daily skincare routine
Switching your usual twice-daily facial cleanser to a benzoyl peroxide face scrub is a fuss-free way to instantly upgrade your skincare routine, instead of adding a leave-on product to the mix.
Simple to use on larger body areas
A wash-off product is quick and easy to apply to all acne-prone areas, including back, chest and
shoulders. For example, it is formulated for easy use in the shower. Moreover, a scrub means
that it is fine to apply makeup at any time
Since benzoyl peroxide works to prevent acne, it should be used all over the affected skin, including where there currently aren’t any pimples. A cleansing scrub is a really simple way to clean large areas of skin all at once.

Tips for using Benzoyl Peroxide Cleansing Scrub

  • As mentioned, daily benzoyl peroxide scrubbing can be a part of your morning and evening skincare routine without any hassles. You also don’t need to use any other skin cleanser.
  • Washing your face with warm water opens the pores and allows the active ingredient to penetrate, and then rinsing with cold water helps to close the cleaned pores.
  • Don’t leave wash-off benzoyl peroxide products on your skin, as this can increase the chances of irritation and dryness.
  • Since all benzoyl peroxide products – especially at higher concentrations – can have a drying  effect.                                                                                           

Purchase it only if your esthetician  gives the green  light, or it can have adverse effects on skin.

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