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What is a natural acne remedy we used alcohol and peroxide

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dare1

Asked by dare1 at 10:24 AM on Apr. 4, 2011 in Teens (13-17)

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  • I always used Witch Hazel as an astringent.
    Philly247

    Answer by Philly247 at 10:26 AM on Apr. 4, 2011

  • honey. Dab honey on the spot, cover with a band'aid. Should help overnight. Honey has antibacterial properties.
    Kimimale

    Answer by Kimimale at 10:31 AM on Apr. 4, 2011

  • Watch how they wash their face. Wash gently with soap & water, rinse, PAT dry, don't rub. Rubbing activates the oils in the skin. Another thing you can use is Teatree oil. Dab it on the spots. Doesn't do as good as honey, though.
    Kimimale

    Answer by Kimimale at 10:34 AM on Apr. 4, 2011

  • Do you mean for spot treatment? Toothpaste on a zit overnight will make it shrink, and witch hazel is a grea astringent, I have heard hone works as well!
    kimigogo

    Answer by kimigogo at 10:41 AM on Apr. 4, 2011

  • My skin reacts to A LOT of conventional treatments. A dermatologist turned me onto something that has worked wonders. Simply make a paste from baking soda and water. Rub it on the face and wait five minutes. Then, rinse. I have struggled with acne all my life and have the facial scars to back it up. Now, I might have a pimple come up but only that accompany moon days. Still, the baking soda helps those right away. Sometimes they might at the worst be a bump but nothing more than that.
    For those who are NOT ASPIRIN SENSITIVE you can also make a paste with Aspirin and use the same procedure. I am aspirin sensitive so I can't use it, but my family swears by it.
    Good Luck!
    blainesgirl

    Answer by blainesgirl at 1:32 PM on Apr. 4, 2011

  • Alcohol is much too drying for faces!

    Here is how my teen handles her acne: wash your face twice a day with a very mild soap (like unscented baby soap) and a soft wash cloth; follow with a light, oil free moisturizer (like Just Tomatoes or Lush). Once a day, before you wash your face, put on a honey mask (just honey, a great anti-bacterial). Every three days add a pinch of baking soda to the honey to exfoliate. Check back with me in two weeks and tell me how this worked.
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 9:53 PM on Apr. 4, 2011

  • My son had (and gets outbreaks still) badly on face/chest and back. Last summer on vacation at the beach - one day of playing in the ocean/sun dried it up......so at home i bought epsom salts and when he gets a outbreak he bathes 2-3 times a week in a warm salt bath. Well he actually just lays there then showers :)
    brypmom

    Answer by brypmom at 11:11 AM on Apr. 5, 2011

  • Witch hazel
    1smartcookie

    Answer by 1smartcookie at 12:57 PM on Apr. 5, 2011

  • no advice sorry
    mommyof3-2008

    Answer by mommyof3-2008 at 4:53 PM on May. 25, 2011

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