Peroxide for acne: effectiveness and usage
Oxidizing agents have a property detrimental to act on the microbial cell, which allows their use for combating bacterial and fungal infections. Antiseptic and bactericidal effect characteristic of hydrogen peroxide is well known and has a wide range of action of the drug. The feedback on its application can be found in the field of cosmetology. Peroxide for acne – «first aid» or long-term therapy? Will be discussed further.
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The effect of the drug on the skin
The tool itself is a clear solution with a slight «metallic» odor. By direct contact with the skin is the breakdown of substances to water and oxygen molecules, resulting in the development of oxidative reactions. It is on this reaction is based the effectiveness of the peroxide against inflamed pimples.
Oxidation has a detrimental effect on the microbial cells, causing coagulation of proteins and disturbance of vital functions. Formed foam washes away microorganisms and products of metabolic reactions. Peroxide operates equally pathological lesions and healthy tissue, so its use should be done with caution.
Not to be confused with the familiar diluted to 3% solution of peroxide and perhydrol (30%) used in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries.
Indications for use
In the field of cosmetology peroxide is used to deal with the following conditions:
The maximum effect could be reached if you use peroxide in combating acne temporary (appear periodically in small groups), with lesions on the background of colds, in the case that the cause of acne become infection of the skin.
For the treatment of General systemic diseases the drug is taken orally (diluted form) and topically in the form of rinses, applications, greasing, coating with a tampon. Common indications include:
What to do in case of hypersensitivity of the skin
The individual characteristics of the organism require a more careful approach to the choice of remedies for treatment. There is a misconception that hydrogen peroxide is used to ablate pathological elements (such as iodine solution), however, its main effect is bactericidal and dezinfeciruyuhimi effect that requires more extensive treatment.
If you have sensitive skin before using drugstore peroxide solution diluted by one third or one half with water. You can add antibacterial tonic or lotion.
Rules for the treatment of pimples and acne with hydrogen peroxide
There are several ways of dealing with pathological inflamed areas.
First treatment areas of inflammation solution. For this purchased in the pharmacy point drug with a 3% concentration, slightly heated and applied on a cotton pad. Wipe the area with elements of the rash. The procedure is repeated several times with intervals of 3-5 minutes. The drug will reduce redness, will have a drying effect.
The second method is a medical treatment slurry. Mix baby powder, some ground into a powder tablets Streptotsida and peroxide. The obtained thick mass is applied on the pathological elements of acupressure, and after drying just shaken off from the surface of the skin. Do not apply more than 2 days.
The third method is the therapeutic lotion. Linden honey mixed with aloe leaf juice and peroxide in equal amounts. Wipe skin areas with acne twice a week.
Recipes effective masks
To increase the effectiveness of the peroxide solution combined with other substances having therapeutic properties. The resulting mass is used for application to the skin as a mask. Below are some of the most effective recipes.
Do not apply in the treatment of subcutaneous pimples.
Mask with cream cheese
- A tablespoon of fat cottage cheese mix with whipped chicken egg yolk, 5 drops of peroxide and a tablespoon of lime honey.
- Applied to the pathological area with light massage movements.
- After 15 minutes the weight off and moisturise your skin with a nourishing cream.
Add the honey only in the absence of individual hypersensitivity of the body.
The yeast mass
2 tablespoons of yeast mixed with hydrogen peroxide to obtain a creamy consistency. You can apply as a mask on all night or to treat the inflamed areas several times with an interval of 5-10 minutes.
Mask of concoctions
- Purchase pharmacy sachet powder concoctions.
- Pour the contents into a glass container.
- Add 10 drops of hydrogen peroxide.
- Stir until smooth.
- Apply to face area avoiding the eye area.
- After 20 minutes, wash off the ground.
- Apply a nourishing cream on the skin.
This mask can help to whiten the skin after acne, eliminate residual effects. When the milk is heated and steamed oatmeal combined in the same amounts (2-3 tbsp). Here you add the peroxide in the amount of 2 drops in a spoonful of the mixture. Used by the standard rules applying treatment mask.
Recipes scrubs against acne
The mask will not have the desired result in the fight with black dots. The best helper in this matter scrub.
Recipe scrub with peroxide sea salt: substances are mixed in equal proportions, but the main condition is the absence of aromatic additives in the sea salt. Mix gently rubbed the face, excluding the area of the lips and eyelids. Wash off first with warm, then cold water.
Scrub can be prepared on the basis of soda. In ½ tsp of baking soda, dissolve 3-4 drops of peroxide. The resulting mass RUB the skin massaging movements. Rinse with water.
Contraindications for topical application
Peroxide is widely used in various fields of medicine and cosmetology, however, there are a number of States in which the need of application is considered individually:
Why the tool does not help?
You can hear that the outbreak of pimples and acne with hydrogen peroxide showed good expected results, but the rash appear again and again. Does the drug stopped working?
Pimples are indications of any violations on the part of the body, including hormonal imbalances, dysbiosis, thyroid pathologies. The main point of treatment is the precise definition of a provoking factor. If this is not done, then the rashes will appear again even after a complete disappearance.
Peroxide does not remove the cause of the problem. It is used in complex therapy as a drug for local treatment. Parallel should be applied to products to eliminate the main etiological factor (hormone, antihistamines, probiotics, etc.).
Negative aspects of therapy
Supporters of the treatment with hydrogen peroxide assert its effectiveness, availability, fast bactericidal effect, bleaching properties. Opponents emphasize the rapid aging of the skin cells under the influence of the oxidation reactions, because together with the microbial cells is the destruction of healthy tissue.
Also there is a reduction of local protective reactions of the organism from the negative impact of pathological microorganisms.
It was decided that the hydrogen peroxide should be considered «first aid» in the treatment of acne and blackheads, but not used for long-term treatment.
Use for medicinal purposes (including internal use) can lead to the development of adverse events:
Where to buy
The drug can be purchased in any pharmacy item. It is available in bottles, tubes-droppers, spray and felt-tip pen for easy application. Depending on the method of production price ranges from 6 to 50 rubles.
Any means, including the most safe, should be used after consultation with a specialist. This will increase the performance and to achieve the maximum effect.
Ways to use hydrogen peroxide.