For best results, Humane Acne Wash must be used consistently, and left on skin for a minimum of 1-2 minutes before rinsing. Benzoyl peroxide needs time to oxidize and absorb: The longer you can tolerate it before rinsing, the more effective it should be.
If you’ve never used an acne treatment with benzoyl peroxide before, we recommend patch-testing a small, affected area of skin first and watching it for a few days. If you don’t experience any unusual sensitivity, you can begin treatment.
In some cases, benzoyl peroxide can cause minor temporary redness, irritation, dryness, burning, peeling, or swelling. If any of these reactions occur, reduce usage to once daily or every other day. These types of reactions are not considered serious and often can be minimized simply by using the products less often. Once you confirm that you can tolerate it, we recommend using the product twice daily.
1) Wash: Massage a dime-size amount of Humane Acne Wash into damp skin, avoiding the area near eyes. Let solution sit on skin for 1 minute initially, and gradually increase to 2-3 minutes if you can tolerate it. Rinse thoroughly with warm water and pat dry.
2) Hydrate: After cleansing, apply a high-quality moisturizer (such as Humane Oil-Free Moisturizer) to skin to soothe and rehydrate. Follow with a broad-spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen if going outdoors.