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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology

In brief: Acne Treatment

Benzoyl peroxide is one of the most effective over-the-counter treatments for acne.
It is a disinfectant that can penetrate into the hair follicle, killing the bacteria that cause blemishes. Benzoyl peroxide can, however, dry out the skin. Consumers should therefore start with the lowest dosage possible (2.5 percent) once a day and increase in frequency and concentration only as needed.

In brief: Acne Treatment

Benzoyl peroxide is one of the most effective over-the-counter treatments for acne.
It is a disinfectant that can penetrate into the hair follicle, killing the bacteria that cause blemishes. Benzoyl peroxide can, however, dry out the skin. Consumers should therefore start with the lowest dosage possible (2.5 percent) once a day and increase in frequency and concentration only as needed.
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