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There are a lot of medications available in the market today that promises to clear up acne. The problem is discerning which among them actually stays true to its promise of clear, unblemished skin. For many years now, Benzoyl Peroxide has been the gold standard in treating mild to moderate acne. According to Wikipedia, Benzoyl Peroxide is one of the most organic peroxides in terms of the scale of its production and its applications. This is used for improving flour, for bleaching teeth and hair, for polymerising polyster, but most importantly it is used as an acne treatment. In fact, it is included in the World Health Organization’s List of Essential Medicines, a list of  the most important medication essential in a basic health system. This topical antimicrobial medicine has an oxidizing agent that specifically kills P. acnes, the bacteria causing acne breakouts. It also helps unblock pores and has anti-inflammatory effect, as well. BPO, as it is more commonly known, is not an antibiotic, and in 50 years of use, there has never been a documented case of BPO bacterial resistance, which makes for the cornerstone of prescription, as well as OTC {over-the-counter} acne therapy.

This is the very reason why Proactiv Solution has Micro-crystals {micro-crystal medicine} beonzoyl peroxide, a crystalline BPO finally milled to achieve pore penetration required to control the acne cycle. The exclusive form of benzoyl peroxide {or BPO} found in the Proactiv 3-Step System’s Renewing Cleanser {Step 1} and Repairing Tretment {Step 3} features exceptionally small and uniform particles which are designed to specifically penetrate pores faster while being gentler on the skin.

Alternative Ways To Treat Acne

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  1. Proactiv Solution VS Soap ~ Harsh scrubbing does not unclog pores any better than gentle cleansing and may actually worsen your acne instead of clearing it. Cleansing and scrubbing simply reduce surface oils and dead skin cells. A lot of people use harsh products, mostly laden with alcohol and foamy surfactants {or detergents} that often produce irritation and only worsen acne. Proactiv Solution effectively unplug pores with fine polyethylene beads that gently relieve impacted pores without irritation. In the same manner, Proactiv Solution does not contain any surfactants,  responsible for a sudsy foam and lather that strip the ski of its essential oils, thereby damaging the skin’s barriers and making the skin vulnerable to infection and irritation. In the same manner, Proactiv® Renewing Cleanser is formulated without these harsh detergents, promising only clear and fair skin.
  2. Proactiv Solution VS Salicylic Acid ~ Although Salicylic acid breaks through the plug, it does not kill the bacteria that causes acne breakouts, or what we call the P. acnes bacteria. As acne is caused by a variety of factors that take place below the skin surface, it is best to gently wash with medicated cleanser with proven ingredients, like benzoyl peroxide or sulfur, that can penetrate the skin and help unclog pores, kill bacteria and reduce inflammation.
  3. Proactiv Solution VS Oral Drugs ~ Oral drugs, like isotretinoin or hormonal pills, are sometimes prescribed by dermatologists in cases of severe acne. There are studies indicating these methods are extremely effective for sever cases, however the nature of these drugs, and their side effects, make it questionable if their benefits truly outweigh the cons. In 2010, for example, there were reports linking suicidal tendencies, as well as psychotic behaviors among acne patients who took isotretinoin. Hormonal pills, on the other hand, are mainly indicated as contraceptives and sometimes causes water retention, mood swings, weight gain, and after prolonged use, even breast cancer. Proactiv Solution users can rest assured that their acne solution is clear of these harmful and frightening side effects.

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