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What is benzoyl peroxide?

Ben Kaminsky
Dermatology
Benzoyl peroxide, an antibacterial agent with a drying effect on skin, is most effective for inflammatory acne consisting of pustules (sores), papules (bumps), and comedons (whiteheads). When using this ingredient, always wear an oil-free sunscreen to protect your skin.
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Benzoyl peroxide is a cleansing bar or liquid, lotion, cream gel or pad that is used to treat acne. This prescription medication is used for moderate cases of acne to help clear up the affected area. Be sure you do not get the medication in your eyes, mouth or nose. Keep this medication out of the reach of children and simply store at room temperature.

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