As you probably already know, acne can be caused by a wide variety of issues ranging from hormones to stress, and much more. Although there are numerous acne treatments available, benzoyl peroxide-based products are usually a good place to start.
Featuring the ability to unclog skin pores and target acne-causing bacteria, benzoyl peroxide boasts the added benefit of having a low incidence of side effects, namely drying and irritation. Many acne-fighting regimens make use of various products — and if you plan on utilizing benzoyl peroxide to fight your blackheads, whiteheads, and pimples, than you may wish to consider investing in some of the following products as well:
● Glycolic Acid. A gentle exfoliating substance, glycolic acid-based skin care products can complement the effects of benzoyl peroxide with a minor increased risk of dryness or peeling.
● Retinol. If you are looking to strengthen your cleansing routine substantially, however, retinol is an excellent treatment. A highly concentrated extract of vitamin A, retinol is a powerful exfoliator with anti-inflammatory properties. The MMD Retinol Rejuvenation Serum is an excellent night time treatment.
● Sunscreen. Because acne-fighting products such as benzoyl peroxide and retinol make the skin more susceptible to sun sensitivity, using sunscreen takes on a special importance for people using such products.
● Moisturizers. As we already mentioned, dryness is a frequent complaint of people using acne-fighting products, so a rich moisturizer such as the MehrabiMD Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Serum is a smart choice to keep your skin smooth, comfortable, and hydrated.