Benzoyl Peroxide in Proactiv: The Smart Choice for Acne Medication

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Misconceptions about BPO

If you happen to have acne, chances are, you’ve heard these common misconceptions about Benzoyl Peroxide or BPO while looking for an effective acne treatment:

“Your skin gets addicted to it.”
“Quitting its application will bring back acne faster, and with a vengeance.”

How Do We Get Acne?

Acne happens when a pore blocked by excess keratin, sebum and dead skin cells comes in contact with bacteria which cause the inflammation.

Benzoyl Peroxide or BPO To The Rescue

BPO is a compound that fights acne. BPO breaks down into benzoic acid and oxygen, where oxygen acts as a free radical destroying the cells that block the pores along with the bacteria growing on it.
In the early stages of acne formation, BPO is effective in preventing these skin outbreaks.

 The Truth about BPO

People forget that we each have different skin conditions. Because of this, my skin may not react the same way as your skin when using a certain product. And then we may not be using the product as it should be used.

This BPO scare comes from its misuse. Some may apply too much of it on the skin, thinking that this ensures that the acne-causing bacteria is eliminated from the surface. Its effect, however, is to give the skin unnecessary stress, rather than protection. That stress leaves the skin more vulnerable to more acne outbreaks after quitting from the BPO treatment.

When we use BPO correctly as prescribed, and strategically, it helps to drastically minimize the formation of acne and prevent future outbreaks.

Proactiv Solution 3-Step System

If you’re looking for a proven effective anti-acne solution, there’s Proactiv, America’s #1 acne treatment system. Proactiv Solution offers a 3-Step System that is developed and recommended by dermatologists. This skin care regimen helps clear existing acne and prevents future outbreaks while gently taking care of the skin.

Five minutes is all it takes to use the Proactiv 3-Step System.

First, applying Proactiv Renewing Cleanser that has Benzoyl Peroxide kills acne-causing bacteria. It has ultra-fine micro-crystal BPO that penetrates pores fast while being gentle on the skin. Tiny, round exfoliating beads unclog the pores of impurities, such as excess sebum, keratin, and dead skin cells.

Next is applying alcohol-free Proactiv Revitalizing Toner which refines and purifies pores, exfoliating the skin further by removing more dead skin cells and keeps pores unclogged. It also has soothing botanicals that gently balance the skin tone, removes excess oil for a refreshed, clear skin.

Last is the Proactiv Repairing Lotion which is an as-light-as-feather treatment that heals the blemishes off the skin and also helps in preventing new acne from forming.

Each kit comes with a free Proactiv Refining Mask that keeps the skin clear and acne-free. Formulated with sulfur, a proven acne-fighting ingredient, it reaches deep into the pores where blemishes begin. The Refining Mask unclogs pores, pampers inflamed skin, and softens the skin’s texture.

No Cause for Worries

Proactiv is safe to use daily as it contains only 2.5% BPO. At this concentration level BPO can already effectively kill acne-causing bacteria. This is even lower than other over-the-counter acne treatments.

So don’t be afraid of the BPO in Proactiv. Use it correctly, and you will never have to worry about acne again.

Set your skin free from acne. Proactiv, with its Benzoyl Peroxide or BPO, is the best acne treatment.

Proactiv Solution comes in 30-Day kit (Php 2,495) and 60-Day kit (Php 3,995) and is available at all Watsons stores nationwide. More details at http://my.proactiv.com.ph/.

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