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Beauty Corner: What You Need To Know About Benzoyl Peroxide

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The truth about benzoyl peroxide.

When it comes to acne treatment, skin care professionals like dermatologists usually swear by products which contain benzoyl peroxide. Such treatments are normally accompanied by antibiotics to help with bacteria that causes acne.  The use of benzoyl has done wonders for many that suffer from harsh skin anomalies.

What is benzoyl peroxide?

Benzoyl peroxide is a medication used to treat mild to moderate acne problems. It works by killing bacteria in the skin and is also suitable for acne treatments by applying on affected areas.

What forms of benzoyl peroxide are available?

Fortunately, for those without prescriptions from medical professionals, benzoyl peroxide is available over the counter in a form of a liquid cleanser, bar, lotions, or gel for application on the affected areas. Always make sure that you also understand the application process which is mentioned in the prescription label or the package.

What is the purpose of Benzoyl in beauty products?

When applied to the skin, benzoyl peroxide works by reducing the amount of acne-causing bacteria found in pimples by drying out the infection and cutting down harmful bacteria.

Who will most likely to benefit from benzoyl peroxide?

Anyone that suffers from mild and severe acne can benefit from benzoyl peroxide. However, this powerful ingredient can cause side effects such as peeling, inflammation , itching and redness.

If you’re experiencing acne, get the products mentioned above or contact a skin specialist.

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Blogger Acalaca shares tips on how she got rid of acne

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Acalaca has been struggling with acne for eight years.

Acne is a common condition that affects most people including celebrities. Well-known businesswoman Akona ‘Acalaca’ Lali shares on how she dealt with the skin issue.

Growing up in the Eastern Cape, Akona had to live those awkward teen years hiding her face behind funky hairstyles, bold accessories and fashionable clothes.  And, in a recent Instagram post, the beaut opened up about how people used to make fun of her,

I thought I would have “bad skin” for the rest of my life and  remember some guy saying I look like a lunch bar, I got home and cried so much

She says.

Having tried countless skin products in the market with no results, the digital entrepreneur found other methods to help combat her skin condition. 

She was put on Oratane, a medical treatment that fights off bacteria and reduce the inflammation for six months, but that had to be cut short due to harsh side effects,

I stopped using it on my 4th month I just couldn’t deal with the side effects

She explains.

She then tried the Vampire Facial, a procedure done by aesthetic professionals which involves taking a sample of your own blood and then injecting it with needles back in your face.

And, that’s when she noticed a difference which led her to make a lifestyle change,

My lifestyle definitely contributes to the health of my skin, hair and nails in fact my entire well being. I’m vegan, I don’t drink alcohol or smoke tobacco

She explains.

How does she maintain such radiant skin?

She eats a well balanced diet and drinks plenty of water. She also produces skin care products which will be launching soon.

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