Hydrogen Peroxide - Anti-viral, Antibacterial & Anti-fungal
I was reading about free radicals and peroxide.
Somewhere on the net I read that some people use peroxide on skin. But other sources say not to use it.
Any thoughts from people here?
Hydrogen peroxide puts oxygen into the skin. Once peroxide is put onto the acne-prone areas of the face, it reduces down to water then the oxygen is released, meaning that bacteria can no longer grow on the skin and create zits. The water also helps drain clogged pores to stop blackheads from forming. A 3% concentration of peroxide is strong enough to treat acne with, it is not a good idea to use a stronger concentration as it can result in the skin becoming bleached or experiencing a burning feeling.
Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) is something you can also buy at the drug store. What you are buying is approximately 3-percent solution and meaning the bottle contains 97-percent water and also 3-percent hydrogen peroxide. Mostly people use it as an antiseptic.
The more popular peroxide for the face is benzoyl peroxide. What OP talking about is the H2O2 you put on cuts and bruises. Different usage I believe.
Originally Posted by farnandis