The Dangers of Benzoyl Peroxide

Benzoyl Peroxide use is so prevalent in acne products that they are making sheets resistant to its bleaching properties

Benzoyl Peroxide use is so prevalent in acne products that they are making sheets resistant to its bleaching properties

Notice anything ALARMING about these sheets? They are marketed as being resistant to Benzoyl Peroxide – the harsh, toxic chemical used in many acne products, including the widely-used line, ProActiv.

Why is this upsetting? It means that enough teens and adolescents are using Benzoyl Peroxide on their skin to warrant having sheets made that are resistant to its bleaching properties.

BENZOYL PEROXIDE IS HARMFUL to your skin. While it can mildly reduce bacteria, it interferes with wound healing and depletes antioxidants – aging the skin and increasing the likelihood of scarring.

Using harsh acne products actually creates MORE INFLAMMATION in the skin – over-drying and irritating the skin and worsening acne. The skin overproduces oil to compensate and a vicious cycle begins.

If you (or your teen) are struggling with acne and breakouts, please come see me for a natural clarifying facial treatment. There are healthy, effective ways to heal acne, restore balance, normalize oil production and reduce scarring. Call or text 828-450-2710 to schedule your Clarifying Facial Treatment today!

 

 

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