This medication is used to treat mild to moderate acne. It may be used in combination with other acne treatments. When applied to the skin, benzoyl peroxide works by reducing the amount of acne-causing bacteria and by causing the skin to dry and peel.
Make sure your face is wet and well-rinsed before you wash it with bar soap. Your hands should be clean before you begin. Work the soap into a nice lather and apply it to your face with your hands. Gently massage it into your skin with a circular motion for about 30 seconds.