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Benzoyl peroxide reduces oil production and has antibacterial properties. But use it carefully, as it might leave your skin dry and flaky. (It can also bleach out clothing, towels and bedsheets.)Try to use it just before bedtime.

From: Teens and Acne WebMD Medical Reference

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Kaminer, M. , 1995. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology

Chiu, A. . Archives of Dermatology

Bergfeld, W. 1996. Clinician,

Harper, J. July 2004. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology,

American Academy of Dermatology web site.

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SOURCES:

Kaminer, M. , 1995. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology

Chiu, A. . Archives of Dermatology

Bergfeld, W. 1996. Clinician,

Harper, J. July 2004. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology,

American Academy of Dermatology web site.

NCE Health Care Sites.

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on November 02, 2018

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