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!
HYDROGEN PEROXIDE & ACNE REVIEWS
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