Treat The Entire Area That Tends To Break Out
Apply about a nickel size amount of medication with your fingers and gently work it into your skin until it is fully absorbed.
Most benzoyl peroxide acne treatment products instruct the user to "apply to the affected area". This does not mean, "apply to blemishes" -- it means apply to any and all areas that regularly break out with any type of acne.
In order for benzoyl peroxide to prevent acne, you must consistently apply the medication to the entire area that tends to break out.
For example, if you typically break out on the nose and cheeks -- apply your benzoyl peroxide over the entire area, even if you only have a few visible blemishes. We never know which pores will become clogged next, and microscopic acne plugs are forming every day as skin cells shed and collect in your pores.
In order to prevent future blemishes, you must treat the entire affected area daily.
Once your skin is clear, you'll continue to apply benzoyl peroxide daily to keep new acne lesions from forming.
This technique works much better than simply using BPO as a spot treatment once you already have a blemish. It's the key to getting & keeping clear skin.