Get rid of back acne and more with these dermatologist's tips
What’s the single best skin cleanser to fight acne? Benzoyl peroxide cleansers. Benzoyl peroxide is a time-honored acne treatment ingredient that kills the acne causing germ P. acnes (now called C. acnes).
It’s affordable, easy to use in a cleanser form, and works extremely well. It is also more effective than all prescription-antibiotic medicines at killing the C. acnes. This is because the acne-causing bacteria develops resistance to antibiotics, but not benzoyl peroxide.
Benzoyl peroxide also is a keratolytic, meaning it helps to treat blackheads too.
Watch my latest video to learn about this acne-fighting ingredient, and the acne cleanser that I use in my practice to treat back and chest acne and facial acne. If you were stranded on a deserted island and had just one product to fight your acne, this would be the one to have.