Oxygen has many benefits to the skin, one is its ability to help in the fight against acne. Acne is one of the most common skin conditions in America. More serious grades of acne can cause permanent scarring and skin damage, but even mild to moderate acne can cause a person severe emotional damage. Using targeted methods to clear acne quickly can help truly change a person’s life. One important piece of the acne-clearing puzzle is oxygen.
The bacteria that proliferate and fuel acne are called proionibacterium acnes (P. acnes). These bacteria are anaerobic, meaning they cannot survive in the presence of oxygen. Many of the time tested acne-controlling ingredients work by delivering oxygen into the follicle where the bacteria thrive, therefore killing them off. One of these ingredients is benzoyl peroxide. Another oxygen-delivering ingredient is hydrogen peroxide.
If you remember skinning your knee as a child and having hydrogen peroxide put on your cut it would foam. This was the hydrogen peroxide working to kill bacteria so your cut wouldn’t get infected. Using a professional treatment that uses this same type of action will help alleviate bacteria in breakout-prone skin. Choose a treatment that provides the skin with low level AHA as well as stabilized hydrogen peroxide to kill bacteria and detox the skin, You can also use this on dull or sluggish complexions, as well as on smokers who’s skin is chronically deprived of oxygen.
So give your patients healthy skin with a breath of fresh air.