Lounah Lounah
4 months ago

Hypochlorous acid

I just need more details about it. Is this something I can use daily? I’ve read good benefits about it.

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hypochlorous acid (HOCL) is an anti-bacterial ingredient. I can suppress the growth of acne-triggering bacteria. Its effect and mechanism of action is similar to benzoyl peroxide. It can work short-term, but it’s better to avoid long-term application. Also, better to use as spot treatment on inflamed blemishes or on larger areas in periods when you get a lot of inflamed spots.

The same as BP, it’s not a bad ingredient, but needs to be used with caution.

You can use it daily in theory to help manage the inflamed acne (if your skin tolerance allows) for a limited period of time. But ideally you have a combination approach with, for example, a retinoid & azelaic acid. These ingredients address the issue “deeper in skin” (help it to normalize its functions rather than just remove a superficial trigger), and they are better for managing acne long-term.

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Thank you so much! This is very helpful!

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Why only short term?

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I use Avenova spray on my eyelids daily and it has been amazing to help with my eyelid eczema. If my skin is especially angry at something, it’s the only thing that I find I can use on blemishes without irritation or stinging.

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