Friday, April 29, 2011

Hydrogen Peroxide and Pimple Experiment

From previous experiences, I knew that applying coconut oil to my face would cause acne, but I just had to ignore that lesson, didn't I?  Well, the result was worse than expected; by Monday I had a humongous pimple on my nose.  Ahhh!!  It's probably one of the largest (if not the largest) pimples I've ever had.  Anyway, I immediately went to the toothpaste trick and then the baking soda scrub (more of a preventative aid than a treatment).  Though both methods were helping, the shrinking was an extremely gradual process.  I needed the monstrosity gone by Friday for an event I was to attend.  There had to be a faster method, right? ....


Well, after perusing the Web I came across one interesting reality.  Reducing the bacteria involved in acne can speed up the shrinking process.  Benzoyl peroxide was recommended (which I've tried in the past but had little success with from what I can recall).  Rather than go purchase another product with this compound, I decided to use what was already in my cabinet - hydrogen peroxide.  Well, what'd you know.  The pimple shrunk so fast overnight. I'm impressed!

MORE READS:
HYDROGEN PEROXIDE & ACNE REVIEWS
BACTERIA AND ACNE #1
BACTERIA AND ACNE #2
BACTERIA AND ACNE #3

6 comments:

  1. Does that mean honey may possibly work as an overnight solution?

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  2. Hmm, good question. With its natural anti-bacterial properties, I wonder. It wouldn't hurt to give it a try. :o)

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  3. Wow I can't wait to try HP for pimples. I"ve been trying to stick to a once a week mask with bentonite clay but I'm afraid of breaking out into multiple pimples because ofthe purifying process.

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  4. @Chan: Let me know how it goes! :o)

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  5. I've been doing an oil wash regimen since January 2011. I use a combo of grapeseed oil (75%) and almond oil (25%). I massage it into my face and back, then using a very hot towel I let the heat open my pores so the oil can penetrate. I wipe off any excess oil using a warm towel. I follow up with a cold towel to close up my pores. If needed I will apply a small amount of the same oil combo to keep my skin moisturized. I do this twice daily, am and pm. I have had far fewer breakouts than ever in my life. Also I have gotten tons of compliments on my complexion.

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  6. Nice post! I like using tea tree oil and/or honey as acne spot treatments. Now I have another one to try. Thanks!

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