How To Use Acnecide?

acnecide cleanser

Step 1: Cleanse

Get your skin prepped and ready for the treatment application: You want to have a nice clean skin surface for the treatment to get to work on!

Cleanse your skin with a gentle daily cleanser that is suitable for your skin type, so it is clean and free of daily dirt, oil and makeup, or overnight oils, dead skin cells and night creams. 

Gently pat skin dry with a towel.

Step 2: Choose your Acnecide 5% Benzoyl Peroxide Treatment

Acnecide Face Gel (leave-on treatment)

Apply the gel in a thin layer to just the affected areas on your face.
Avoid the more sensitive areas like eyes, mouth/lips, nose lining and neck.
Avoid the temptation! Using more than a thin layer in the areas needed won’t get rid of your spots any quicker, but your skin may become irritated!

When you first start using Acnecide Face Gel:
Start using it on alternate days until you build up tolerance to it. Then gradually build up to a max of twice daily applications as follows:
Apply once daily, in the evening before bed.
After 2-3 days if your skin is tolerating the once-daily treatment, you can use it twice daily- morning and evening.
Drop back to once daily or take a break if your skin becomes too irritated.

Acnecide Face Wash (wash-off treatment)

Wet your face again with cool water, in the areas to be treated.
Apply a small amount of the face wash gel to finger tips and massage over the affected areas. Leave it on the skin for 1-2 minutes of contact time followed by thorough rinsing with clean water to remove all traces of the Wash Gel. Gently pat skin dry with a towel.
Avoid the tempatation! Using more than a small amount won’t get rid of your spots any quicker, but your skin may become irritated!

When you first start using Acnecide Face Wash Gel:
Start using it on alternate days until you build up tolerance to it. Then gradually build up to a max of twice daily applications as follows:
Apply once daily, in the evening before bed.
After 2-3 days if your skin is tolerating the once-daily treatment, you can use it twice daily- morning and evening.
Drop back to once daily or take a break if your skin becomes too irritated.

What's the difference between the leave-on gel and the wash-off treatment?

Both preparations contain 5% benzoyl peroxide, which effectively kills up to 95% of bacteria causing spots.

The difference between the Gel and Wash is only in the formulations, the Gel being formulated to be a leave-on treatment and the Wash to be washed off instead. Some people may find that the wash-off format of treatment is better to use if their skin is already prone to sensitivity.

Step 3: Moisturise

Using a moisturiser after you’ve applied and used treatment can help to minimise possible irritation or dryness benzoyl peroxide treatments may cause. Look for non-comedogenic moisturisers that are suitable for your skin.

Acnecide medicinal treatments can cause skin to become sensitive to sunlight, so a daytime moisturiser with added UVA/UVB protection may be useful, alongside avoiding excessive sun exposure.

How to use Acnecide 5% Face Gel (Leave On Treatment)

How to use Acnecide 5% Face Wash Gel (Wash-Off Treatment)

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