Breakouts suck. There is no way around it. But lucky for us, an old stand-by Benzoyl peroxide has been improved upon lately. This go-to zit fighter works so well because it kills acne-causing bacteria by bombarding the pores with oxygen (these bacteria can’t survive in oxygen-rich environments). But scientists have figure out how to create micro-sized benzoyl peroxide particles that are 60 times smaller than conventional benzoyl peroxide. This means that it gets into the skin much easier to work on those stubborn zits, you see results faster and it’s less irritating all around. Try AcneFree Sensitive Skin 24 Hour Skin Clearing System, $18 which includes a cleanser, toner and hydrating acne repair lotion/spot treatment. Benzoyl peroxide, even when micronized, is still very strong and can irritate skin, so dermatologist Hilary Baldwin, MD, recommends starting your treatment every other day and working your way up to every day. She also advises you to use just a pea size amount of treatment cream — too much can be irritating on skin. Her tip to get it evenly distributed: Place a dot between two fingers, then dab that gently on each side of your forehead, cheeks and chin. Then rub in each section individually to make a small amount go a long way.
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