Using BenzaClin to Treat Acne


BenzaClin is an effective acne treatment medication that brings you the power of two acne medicines in one. These two acne fighting ingredients are benzoyl peroxide (5%) and topical antibiotic clindamycin (1%). When combined together in the form of BenzaClin, they prove be a much more effective acne treatment than when used separately. There are several acne treatment products available in the market containing BenzaClin. They come in the forms of gel or cream and are used to treat mild to moderate types of acne.

What makes BenzaClin, an Effective Acne Treatment?

The unchecked growth of Propionibacterium acnes or P. acnes causes acne. Both benzoyl peroxide and clindamycin are known to effectively treat acne by reducing the growth of Propionibacterium acnes. BenzaClin is also expected to behave in the same manner. Reduction in the growth of Propionibacterium acnes means considerably decreased acne breakouts.

This combination works really well, especially for inflamed acne breakouts. Researches have proven that the combination of benzoyl peroxide and clindamycin works much faster than adapalene, a topical retinoid, at reducing inflammatory acne breakout activity.

Just like all other acne treatment medications, BenzaClin takes some time to show results. After you begin the treatment, your acne may worsen initially. This is quite normal so you needn’t panic. Don’t stop your acne treatment. You must apply it for at least 8 to 12 weeks before it starts showing effective results.

Usage directions for BenzaClin:

BenzaClin must be applied twice a day, usually in the morning and before going to bed. Wash you face thoroughly with a mild cleanser before applying the acne treatment gel. Apply it smoothly over the entire affected area. The acne medication should be entirely absorbed into the skin before using a moisturizer. Don’t use too much of the acne medication as it can be very drying. Use as directed by your dermatologist.

An important thing to note: BenzaClin acne treatment gel or cream must be used within 12 weeks. If there is any unused acne medication, discarded it after that period of time. The benzoyl peroxide will still be active, but the clindamycin will have lost its effectiveness.

Protection while using BenzaClin:

When you are on an acne treatment system based on BenzaClin, then you must use a noncomedogenic sunscreen which has at least SPF 15. BenzaClin will make your skin sensitive to sun causing sun damage, premature aging, and possibly skin cancer.

BenzaClin contains benzoyl peroxide, a bleaching agents. Therefore it is recommended that you wash your hands well after applying the acne treatment medication and use household fabrics such as towels and pillowcases that are bleach safe.

BenzaClin may also cause dryness and flaking of the skin. Therefore, it is suggested that you use a good moisturizer suiting your skin type. It is suggested that you use one that is labeled as oil-free and noncomedogenic.

You should not use any other type of topical acne treatment along with BenzaClin, unless your dermatologist prescribes you to do so.

In 1995, benzoyl peroxide was removed from the FDA list of safety approved drugs. This chemical deposits free radicals directly onto the skin and can cause premature aging and cancer in other places in the body than where the product has been applied. For those with a family history of cancer, an all natural product should be advised.