Is it OK to put benzoyl peroxide on a pimple?

Is it OK to put benzoyl peroxide on a pimple?

But for an occasional breakout, there’s an effective way to tame it at home. The best way to make a zit go away fast is to apply a dab of benzoyl peroxide, which you can buy at a drug store in cream, gel or patch form, says Shilpi Khetarpal, MD. It works by killing bacteria that clogs pores and causes inflammation.

What UK products contain benzoyl peroxide?

The best benzoyl peroxide products

  • Acnecide Gel. £10.49. SHOP NOW.
  • Obagi Benzoyl Peroxide 5% US$84.00. SHOP NOW.
  • Epiduo Gel. £35.00. SHOP NOW.
  • Acnecide Face Wash. £9.99. SHOP NOW.

Is 3.5 benzoyl peroxide good for acne?

Is benzoyl peroxide good for your skin? If you have acne, yes! Benzoyl peroxide kills p. acnes (the bad bacteria on your skin that’s responsible for breakouts), help minimize oil production, sheds pore-clogging dead skin cells, and helps reduce the redness and swelling associated with inflammatory pimples.

What spot cream has benzoyl peroxide in it?

Acnecide Face Gel is an effective leave on treatment for mild acne of the face. Contains the active ingredient benzoyl peroxide which effectively kills up to 95% of bacteria causing spots.

Does benzoyl peroxide clear acne scars?

Benzoyl peroxide is one of the many options available for treating acne. Its enduring popularity goes beyond its availability and affordability — benzoyl peroxide can help treat inflammatory acne lesions and related scarring. It’s most helpful when used together with other treatments, such as topical retinoids.

Which benzoyl peroxide is best for pimples? 2.5% Benzoyl Peroxide. This gel is said to penetrate the skin more effectively without drying it out. Neutrogena On-the-Spot Acne Treatment. With 2.5 percent benzoyl peroxide, this formula also dries quickly on your skin.

Can I mix benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid?

Using both benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid together can help increase their effectiveness. Many OTC products contain both benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid. You could even use a cleanser containing salicylic acid, for example, followed by a benzoyl peroxide lotion.

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