There are quite a few household ingredients that can help with acne. You’ll find a variety of posts on this blog on home remedies for acne. H202 or hydrogen peroxide is a common treatment for acne. Read on for some information about using peroxide for your face as a way to help you treat and prevent pimples and blackheads.
Hydrogen Peroxide: A Cheap & Effective Acne Fighter
One of the big pluses of hydrogen peroxide is that it’s very inexpensive. You can often buy a large bottle for about $1 and it can be used for a wide variety of things above and beyond fighting acne. (More on the many potential uses of H202 below).
What does H202 do for Your Skin?
Hydrogen peroxide has great antibacterial properties. It also has significant oxidation properties as well. It can help clear up blemishes and can help keep your pores clean, reducing the chance of new pimples and blackheads.
Be careful not to ingest or to get it in your eyes. Avoid your hair and eyebrows or you could wind up with peroxide blonde hair! Many people use a fresh cotton ball for each use and simply dab it on the skin either on a regular basis or on an as-needed basis. Many recommend using a good moisturiser afterwards as it can be drying. You may want to use it once on a single area of your face in case your skin doesn’t react well (most people are able to tolerate dabbing of peroxide without any major problems)
Additional Reasons to Keep Hydrogen Peroxide in Your Medicine Cabinet
Beyond being an acne remedy, this product can also be used for:
- Cleaning wounds
- Whitening teeth
- Helping clear out ear wax
- It Helps houseplants
- It can help kill nail fungus
- Use it as a rinse when you have a tooth ache
- Use it in your laundry as a bleach alternative
- Cleaning and disinfecting at home
- And more
(Tip: Do some research to get directions on any of the above options for maximum efficacy)
Important Peroxide Tip:
Be sure to use 3% food grade hydrogen peroxide. There are people that recommend taking it orally, as well, for a variety of ailments but there are major debates about this topic and many doctors advise against it so exercise caution with any use of this substance. You can feel fairly safe when erms of topical application, there can be a number of benefits of hydrogen peroxide including helping you get rid of acne.
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