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Combine Benzoyl Peroxide and Adaplene For Quick Acne Treatment

Combine Benzoyl Peroxide and Adaplene For Quick Acne Treatment

Benzoyl Peroxide is one of the most commonly used treatment for acne. Adaplene is a retinoid and comparatively a recent entrant for treatment of spots. It was found in a study that combining both and applying on acne gives quicker results compared to the results of treating with a single drug. Before we discuss more, let us find out about these two drugs.

Benzoyl Peroxide:
Benzoyl Peroxide is available in many forms such as soap bars, washing lotions, creams, gels, etc. Benzoyl Peroxide is available as both OTC (over the counter) and by prescription. It removes excess oil, unclogs closed pores, and kills the bacteria. By removing excess oil, Benzoyl Peroxide dries the skin. The drying quality is why some people find it irritating. If you have dry skin, use a moisturizer while using Benzoyl Peroxide. As the excess oil gets removed, the possibility of new acne developing reduces. By unclogging the pores, Benzoyl Peroxide opens the passage for oil and other matter inside to go out and clears the acne. By killing bacteria P.acnes, Benzoyl Peroxide reduces infection and also inflammation.

Adaplene is a retinoid and a derivative of Vitamin A. Adaplene is mainly used to treat Acne. It multiplies the cell turnover of the skin, removes the skin oils, decreases inflammation and speeds up the healing of acne. It not only treats acne but also helps to prevent new acne from forming.

Care While Using Adaplene
Adaplene is available in liquid, gel or cream. It should be applied to acne-prone skin and acne-affected skin. In the beginning, you may find that your acne is getting worse. Keep using Adaplene and slowly the acne will clear. It takes about two to three months for acne to clear with Adaplene usage.

Adaplene should not be applied to skin affected with eczema. If your skin is sun burnt, broken or cut, do not use Adaplene until the skin heals. If you are using any other skin care product, inform your doctor. Many skin care products may irritate the skin if they are used along with Adaplene. For example, products that contain Alpha Hydroxy Acids, Sulphur, Salicylic Acid, Resorcinol and Alcohol should be avoided if you are using Adaplene. You should also look at the label of the cosmetics you use as they may contain an ingredient that may cause irritation if used with Adaplene.

Combination Of Benzoyl Peroxide & Adaplene:
Ask your doctor if you should combine both and use to treat acne. If a combination is not available, you can buy both the products and use them one after another on skin and mix properly. You will get results much quicker and will be free of acne soon.

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