TOO DRYING? The 3 Best Ways to Apply Benzoyl Peroxide

  • Antibacterial: BP uses free radicals to attack those pesky acne-inducing buggers (not all free radicals are bad!).
  • Oil-soluble: Clears out your pores by loosening the skin cells that were clogged by oil.
  • Anti-inflammatory: IMO this is the best effect of BP as long-term inflammation of the skin can be irritating and painful — physically and emotionally!
  • Well-researched: In the realm of cosmetic chemistry, few ingredients are as readily proven to work as BP! This, of course, is no shade to any new ingredients on that market — they most definitely can work; science just can’t say.
  • Affordable: There are a lot of drugstore options with BP! In fact, there’s more drugstore ones than high-end 😉
  • Instead of the classic 10% that most people have used and suffered dryness from, go for a 2.5% concentration.
  • Use a 4% BP facial cleanser instead of a leave-on product, as even 5 minutes of BP will still be very effective!
  • Spot treat! This is my favorite for large pimples that show up at the worst possible times and useful when I can only find 10% concentrations.

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Diane Chang is the founder and Creative Director of Akushio, launching on September 14, 2021 with the world’s first antimicrobial toiletry bag on Kickstarter.

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Diane Chang

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Diane Chang is the founder and Creative Director of Akushio, launching on September 14, 2021 with the world’s first antimicrobial toiletry bag on Kickstarter.

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