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Hydrogen Peroxide Cure for Acne

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Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Cari (Old Greenwich, Ct) on 06/07/2014
5 out of 5 stars

I tried the hydrogen peroxide remedy on a few pimples last night that had just started to look ugle (white puss at top). I held a cotton ball with the peroxide on each one for about a minutes. Couldn't believe it.. the next morning they had almost disappeared. Amazing! Better than the OTC creams that dry the pimple out, but still takes a few days.


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Posted by Thelawofone (South Florida) on 09/20/2013
5 out of 5 stars

I have been ingesting drops of 35% food grade hydrogen peroxide in distilled water. It has cleared up my acne about 90% up till now. I will continue to take it, but so far, it has been the only thing that has worked and given me dramatic results fast. I've been taking it for about 3 weeks till now and am constantly improving. I suffer from facial and body acne.

Background: I've had acne on and off for 17 years. I was on topical medications for a long time, but they were not a cure. They only covered up the real problem which is internal. Then I started taking orthotricyclen, a birth control pill. It completely cleared me up, but then I started to notice that I had no libido whatsoever. So I got off it. My body then stabilized on the hormones but I broke out worse than before.

Then I started trying alternate remedies. Several things helped. Enemas and colonics cleared me up about 50%. Taking fresh yeast mixed with tomato sauce cleared my face up completely but I would still get acne on my back.

Then, I had to take antibiotics and they messed me up again. The acne came back full fledged.

I contacted a psychic who told me that the problem was that I had leaky gut. My gut was toxic. She recommended the hydrogen peroxide ingestion therapy along with a digestive enzyme and probiotics.

Tried the probiotics and several different digestive enzymes but I didn't see results till I started taking hydrogen peroxide.

Regimen: I start off with 3 drops of 35% food grade hydrogen peroxide mixed in 6-8 oz distilled water three times a day (so total 9 drops in one day). The next day, I take 4 drops in water three times a day. The day after, 5 drops and so on. I take this about 10 days and then have a few days of rest where I don't take it (like 3-5 days). Then I start up again in a cycle. If I notice any nausea, I take longer to build up the amount of drops. Everyone is different, so some people might not be able to build up to such a high amount of drops. Important! To avoid any reaction with food, take on an empty stomach, aka 3 hours after eating and don't eat for up to an hour after taking it.

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Posted by Jenna (Dallas, Pennsylvania) on 09/03/2012
5 out of 5 stars

I am 16 and have had acne problems the majority of my life, I have tried pretty much every home trick and countless acne products. I had a horrible breakout on my cheek and tried hydrogen peroxide. Since a pimple is essentially a wound like a cut or scrape (same face, same germs) I decided to treat it like one. I poured a litttle bit into the bottle cap and dribbled it over my cheek (this works better than a cotton ball for me) and let it work its magic for a mintute. Then I put on a dab of anticeptic cream and a bandage and went to bed. When I woke up the acne was completely gone. Now I do this every night, hope this helps someone!


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Posted by Joan (Chantilly, Va) on 04/15/2012

MOUTH RASH -- The rash around your mouth could be a reaction to tartar control toothpaste. That was the cause of my rash around my mouth, and a 10-year-old friend who had been to every kind of doctor. Good luck!


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Posted by Tracy (Tyndall, Mb) on 04/03/2012

My daughter is 13 and she has horrible breakouts on her forehead as well. What we found that works amazing is the oil cleansing method. We fill up the sink with very warm water. Take a wash cloth and wipe off any make-up and dirt. Microfiber cloths seem to work fantastic. Take some Castor oil or Coconut oil and rub into the skin for a few minutes. Wet the facecloth with the very warm water and lay it over the face to steam open the pores. Wet it again and repeat 5 or 6 times. In between steaming, gently rub the oil into the skin. After your last steam, wipe the excess oil off with the washcloth. We do this morning and night. This is the only thing that works for us, and it works within a day or 2 with outstanding results. I hope it works for your daughter too.


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Posted by Traveler (North, Texas) on 04/03/2012

Hi--Your daughter would probably be better served getting a jar of unrefined cold-pressed virgin coconut oil, and applying some to her skin every day. She can clean with some soap, maybe swipe with some hydrogen peroxide, and then apply the coconut oil before bed. Put an old pillowcase on her pillow so you don't mind a few oily spots. You can add some tea tree oil, or some other essential oils after you research, though typically tea tree oil is the one most known for acne outbreaks.

If she has really deep painful zits, she can bring the bacteria up to the surface by putting a dab of mayonnaise on the zit and putting a bandaid over it. Anywhere from 3-8 hours later she or you can take the bandaid off and see if the pus has come to a head and lightly squeeze out the pus. This shouldn't cause any scarring because you're not using very much pressure, but you're getting rid of as much of the infection as you can.

Also, how is her digestion? If she's not eliminating regularly, her body will try to eliminate toxins through her skin and this, coupled with the hormonal changes she's going through, can be pretty bad. You might consider having her take 1-2 tablespoons of coconut a day (start off with a small amount and work up. ) A few ways to take it is on toast, or in a smoothie, or drinking it in some warm (not hot) tea.


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Posted by Jen (Bozeman, Mt, Us) on 04/02/2012

I can understand how upsetting that must be for your daughter. I have a 14 year old who went through a similar situation. I started having her put a little apple cidar vinegar (with the mother) on a cotton swab at night and rubbing it all over her face like a toner. She puts extra virgin coconut oil on her face as a moisturizer afterwards (she doesn't use any other moisturizers). She has absolutely no pimples now and her skin looks beautiful and fresh always. She was so pleased with the results that she started doing it twice a day and when I found out and noticed that her face was drying out. I advised her to go back to just once a day. She did and the dryness is gone. She spread the word to all of her friends at school who think she is so smart for knowing about that cure since they all use it now too:)


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Posted by Sophie (Dayton, Ohio, Usa) on 04/02/2012

Trust me, the best way to get rid of acne is apple cider vinegar! It can even be the grocery store brand, it will still work. Before bed, use a cotton swab or cotton pad to apply apple cider vinegar to the affected area. You can even do your whole face to prevent new pimples. You may want to dilute it by half with water the first few times, it WILL sting and may irrate sensitive skin if used at full strength. Do not wash off the vinegar, let it dry and keep it on overnight. Do it every night.

Using abrasive material like salt or baking soda will only break the skin and spread the bacterial infection, making the acne worse! You need to only use gentle natural soap, like glycerin soap.

Also, examine your daughter's diet. I removed "white" food (processed carbs and sugars) from my diet and increased my intake of salmon, tuna and sardines. This helped my acne 100% Read "The Acne Solution" by Dr. Perricone. Excellent book that gives you a diet to follow to eliminate acne.

I wish someone had given me this advice in my teens! I was well into my 20's before I cured my acne problem!


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Posted by Jennifer (Sunrise, Fl) on 04/01/2012

Yuss, Poor kid! I started to have pimples at 13 and I'm 30 now and still have them. I feel her pain.

I have found that tea tree oil is the best thing to use for shrinking big pimples quickly. You can use it on its own or mix it with lavender oil (which is also another good oil for decreasing pimples). You can find tea tree oil "blemish control sticks" in Whole Foods, Vitamin Shoppe or other natural foods stores. It has a strong smell, but it's very effective, it usually shrinks the pimples overnight or in 1-3 days. Some people also have luck with applying ACV (Apple Cider Vinegar) - another really stinky substance, so just apply it overnight.

11 years old is pretty young for breakouts, I would check to make sure that she isn't using products or lotions that contain parabens, and check her diet to make sure she isn't consuming foods that contain hormones (milk, red meats, even vegetables have pesticides that contain estrogen compounds) or preservatives. My acne cleared up a lot after I went on a "clean" diet.

I hope this helps! Best of luck to you and your daughter.


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Posted by Yuss (Chino Hills, Ca, USA) on 04/01/2012

Hi everyone, My daughter is 11 years old. She is suffering her first ever breakout on her forehead and it is massive. Before this, she had a few here and there, two or three around her chick, nose and forehead. It does hurt me when she said why only her in her class and school have this ugly pimples.

To be honest, I do stare at ther forehead and keep on looking at it because is spread everywhere. I am trying my best to console her. I tried wash it wil salt (with a bit water). But it doesn't get any result. 2 days ago, I found Earth Clinic and I tried washing it with baking soda. I haven't got any result either. My daughter said it looks like I spread even more now and worst. But I said, give it a chance, we will try for 2 weeks. After using the baking soda, we didn't wash with anything else, I only rinse it with water then I just ask her to wipe her face, and let it dry.

Do you guys have any advise to speed up the process? So she can feel better when the pimples is gone? Please, help. Thank you.


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Posted by Carrie (Riverside, Ct) on 04/17/2011
5 out of 5 stars

I have an area about the size of a quarter just below the right corner of my mouth that keeps breaking out. I was washing it and putting colloidal silver gel on it a few times a day, but that only made it worse. I read about using hydrogen peroxide for pimples on this site and last night held a cotton ball soaked in peroxide (3%) against the broken out area for about 8 minutes. It was amazing because I saw teeny tiny white postules appear in places where there weren't any visible signs of pimple. It did look very red afterwards, so I don't suggest people do this before going to work in the morning. This morning when I woke up the area was 80% better with no redness. Being Sunday, I did the peroxide treatment again this morning for 4 minutes and fewer tiny white postules appeared this time. More redness, but not as bad as last night. An hour later, my skin looks incredible. About 95% healed. Fantastic remedy!


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Posted by Jules (Santa Monica, Ca) on 05/12/2010

Just thought I'd add this info: yes, it can mildly bleach facial hair...also, it will bleach/fade moles. I had a (nice) beauty mark on my face...not trying to get rid of it, right? But the HP faded it quite a bit. : ( Take care where u apply the HP, as it WILL fade moles!


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Posted by Lisa (Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa) on 04/23/2010

Hi Makeup, The first thing you should know is that with all the medications you have taken for your acne throughout your life, you have definitely messed up your internal ecosystem. All that medication destroys the good flora in your body and leads to havoc. That would be something you should seriously consider, re-establishing the good bacterias in your system. That can be done through diet. The drs. aren't going to tell you that because they're schooled in prescription drugs NOT in true healing!

You can go through all the recent posts in regard to candida issues because they would apply. Specifically, read the thread of Gwendolyn's on the latest post page as you will get information to help you. The acne is a by-product of the state your body is in. Personally, I would do the apple cider vinegar before the HP as it will help alkalinize you. Just going at your face from the surface is never really going to "cut the root out" so if you are serious about getting them "completely off your face", you are going to need to do internal cleanup.

I wish you the best and hope you get started so you can begin to see Real results. Peace, Lisa


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Posted by Makeup.saves.my.life (Houston, Tx) on 04/23/2010

It has gotten better.- But still

Acne, the bain of my existence. I got my first pimple in 5th grade and unlike many people here, have ALWAYS had issues with acne. I have used Retina, 4 diff types of antibods, Aczone, Differin, Tri- something, Benz Perox, etc, and was basically about to go on Accutane but just couldn't get myself to do it. I usually get the big pimples that are red and sore and hurt and you can't even pop them because they have no white head to pop.

I am just exhausted but have given HP a shot. I have done it for two weeks and it has helped the big/sore/jupiter pimples, however they are not completely gone. They are now like small asteroids but still present none of the less. Does anyone have any advice on how to get them completely off my face? I wipe my face with HP cotton swabs at night and press the swabs on the pimples for 10 mins. My face hasn't gotten dry at all but REALLY REALLY red around any pimple are, make up covers that up though.

Maybe I should do it longer... I don't know. But I wanted to see if I am missing another ingredient or something. I will keep this thing updated if there is improvement or if they just linger. I JUST want them off. I really want to change the feedback to a solid yea instead of a half hazard yea.


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Posted by Shannon (Blue Water Bay, Fl) on 01/22/2010

I agree with Sandi from Atlanta. As soon as I read your decription Julie that is the first thing I thought of. Either way, you have found the cure I am sure. Wendy from NC posted about rinsing with Hydrogen Peroxide to prevent. This works! Use as a mouth wash for 20 min or as long as you can stand as soon as you notice them coming up. This is a good one to add to your weekly and occasional daily routine as it also whitens teeth over time.


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Posted by Cured (Niceville, Fl) on 01/21/2010

Mike, glad you found something that worked. This is just a guess but I am guessing that you started the coconut oil about the same time or after starting Apple Cider Vinegar. What you were experiencing is most likely detox/candida die-off from the coconut oil. I experienced a get worse before you get better effect when I started using virgin coconut oil. I used as a moisturizer as well among other things. I have never found anything that you can put around your eyes like that with no problems. Anyways the first week I was fine. After that I broke out for the next few weeks. I continued maybe backing off a day or so. I couldn't help it though my body like craved it. After 2 months now, my skin is clear with only one here or there. My regimine--ACV as toner, coconut oil straight over ACV, then my makeup. I also make turmeric capsules that I take for anti-inflamitory but helps with acne as well.


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Posted by Lisa (Anaheim, CA) on 07/23/2009
5 out of 5 stars

I just want to give a big, two thumbs up for the Hydrogen Peroxide skin remedy. My skin is generally clear save the occasional breakout, but I experienced bad skin breakouts for a few months due to stress. It was probably the worst ever, and none of my usual practices were working. I gave Hydrogen Peroxide a try and immediately (within a few days) saw dramatic results. Now the breakouts were pretty bad so it did take me some time to truly clear my skin.

I just want to say to anyone with skin problems, have faith and go the distance, as we all know it often takes time and patience. I also want to second the person who said not to pick at or exfoliate or anything like that because if I hadn't tried to 'help things along' by exfoliating the dry skin, it would have been clear much quicker. I know that this is a general guideline with clearing the skin, but with the HP it seems to be very much required because of the way it works.

Once my skin got to a clearer stage, I decided to only use the HP once a day in the evening, because it was drying things out too much and I didn't need this so much when my skin was almost clear. It looked smoother underneath makeup by doing this. I hope this makes sense! In other words, the breakouts had dried out or subsided to a point where I could decrease the HP, and instead focus on more moisturizing methods. It took me awhile to realize that I was overdoing it, and needed to move into something different, so I hope this helps someone if they experience this as well. I also took zinc as someone else suggested and I can't say for certain but I believe this helped. Thanks again!

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Posted by Jen B (Des Moines, IA) on 04/20/2009

I have never tried H2O2, but I have used ACV and I have normal to dry skin. I dilute it in a 1:1 ratio and them moisterize with jojoba oil. Jojoba oil is very moisterizing and its chemically very similar to our own natural moisterizers. It is also a small molecule so it doesnt clog pores.


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Posted by Sandi (Atlanta, GA) on 03/23/2009

To: Julie from Boston, MA re:"Adult Puberty Acne?

I don't want to be one to rain on anyone's parade, but might the cyst like pimples be oral herpes? That is what it honestly sounds like to me that it may be HSV 1 (the herpes virus that causes cold sores, etc.). Just to be on the safe side, if I were you I would get a blood test TO RULE OUT HSV 1.

If indeed you do have HSV 1, then olive leaf extract would be great to use to rid yourself of the cold sores, or to suppress them and keep your break-outs a lot less frequent.

Good luck!


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Posted by Kelly (Nashville, TN) on 02/13/2009

If the acne is only around the mouth, it could be peri oral dematitis. If you are using a toothpaste that contains flouride, try switching to one without. Many times flouride is the culprit and just switching to a natural toothpaste could clear up the problem.


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Posted by Gayle (Winona, MN) on 02/12/2009

Could be rosacea, or another dermatologic condition. Rosacea is related to stress, and looks a lot like acne, but tends to be around the mouth and on cheeks: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/rosacea/DS00308/DSECTION=symptoms. It's very treatable w/a short-term topical cream from a dermatologist. Good luck!


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Posted by Mike (Anahiem, California) on 12/24/2008
5 out of 5 stars

When I came accross this site about 5 weeks ago and read all the feed back about Apple Cider Vineigar, I rushed to the store and bought a huge bottle of organic unrefined ACV and statrted taking 1oz 3x a day with 8oz of water. I really had alot of hope for this but unfortunately after almost five weeks I'm in the same place I was when I started. I'm 31 and in my early teens I had moderate acne that was easily controlled by your standard face washes and creams. For some reason within the last few months acne has retuned like never before. I first went back to all the stuff I've used before like noxzema,clearasil,acilic acid face wash, clearasil toner and it only seemed to get worse. After patiently useing each for about a week at a time (never combine 2 of these or your skin will become red irratated and scaley)still nothing, just more embarrassing frustration. Also tried cutting out all dairy and meat, and the raw foods diet. I also exercise regularly (3x week). ACV and organic unrefined cocnut oil (as a light moisturizer) seemed like it was stating to work in the first week so I keeped at it, but acne kept comming back with no relief in site. So I stopped ACV after over 4 frustrating weeks and turned to Hydrogen Peroxide and UREKA!! At last somethig that works after the first time I used it!! I just washed my face noxzema, used a cotton ball to apply the peroxide all over my face and that was it. I held the cotton ball over the bigger zits for about 3-4 mins (stings a little) then whent to bed. The next morning my entire face had cleared up by 50%. I'm useing it in the morn and before i go to bed(after showering).This is day 2 and getting even better. Face is a little dry but not ahole lot. This stuff is amazing!! Thanks to everyone who has posted on this site with different remidies. Hope this post helps somebody. Good luck!!

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Posted by Wendy (Small Town, NC) on 12/09/2008
5 out of 5 stars

Hydrogen Peroxide has worked great for my acne and periodic cold sores. Once or twice a day I swab my face with it after washing. I also rinse with it after brushing. I have not had a blemish or cold sore since!


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Posted by Sandra (Jackson, KY/U.S.) on 11/11/2008
5 out of 5 stars

Thank God for hydrogen peroxide. I have had a lot of trouble lately with acne, worse than usual. Like a lot of the rest, I thought hey why wouldn't it work. My skin looks better!! It was overnight I noticed a difference. I have been using witch hazel and didn't understand why it wouldn't changing anything. I'll keep my witch hazel, but peroxide is definitely at the top of the list!! Hang in there everybody!!


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Posted by Kelly (Wauwatosa, WI) on 11/03/2008
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I am 43 years old women and have been on Acne medication (antibacterial) for 8 plus years and tried just about everything topically. It had been very embarrassing having constant breakouts and so frequent last cyst/breakouts had not healed before next round started. I had some surgery last July and my face was so clear from the antibiotics it made me start to think what I can use topically on my face. I started using store grade Hydrogen Peroxide on a cotton ball twice a day, just wipe over my face morning, night and if I exercise. I have not had a breakout for 3 months. My face is clear and healed up nicely. After suffering so long and spending a lot of money on different products I am thrilled. I just wish I would have tried this sooner. Side benefits it has lightened age spots on my face. One negative is not to get on your eyebrows because after daily use it will lighten them.

Can't wait till my dermatologist sees me! They will be shocked at the dramatic difference!


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Posted by Angela M (Atlanta, GA) on 10/12/2008
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I decided to try hydrogen peroxide on my face to rid it of acne. Yes. It works my husband and a I could not believe it. My skin is very smooth. I thank God for this website. I apply hydrogen peroxide to my skin in the morning and at night. I actually saw these results in two days. Angela


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Posted by Ted (Bangkok, Thailand) on 10/10/2008 383 posts

Linda:

Part of the cyst on the skin story is the circulating microscopic fats and calcium is circulated. What the vitamin C does is it prevents oxidation of the oils. When oils get oxidized what happens is that the oils becomes hard, and crusty. These get clogged into the capillaries near the surfaces of the skin, causing cysts. High microscopic free calcium can also lead to this form of cyst and ascorbic acid or vitamin C reacts with this to become calcium ascorbate and are rid off safely into the kidneys or the intestines as a waste. So lipid peroxidation maybe reduced with vitamin C and some extent with occasional vitamin E, It also helps to reduce diets high in potatoes (one of the highest in calcium), and vegetable oils. More fish oils will have a anti sticky platelets effect reducing the cyst by reducing the blood from being obstructed in the capillaries.

Ted


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Posted by Linda (West Newfield, Maine) on 09/17/2008
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To Julie:

09/16/2008: Julie from Boston, MA writes: "Adult Puberty Acne?

I am 32, never a zit or blemish to speak of until four months ago. I now have these horrible cyst like pimples around my mouth constantly. I have tried ACV, aspirin masks, coconut oil, and even tumeric, but nothing is helping. I am going to try the peroxide tonight as soon as get a chance to run to the store. I will let you all know how it works."

I feel your pain! I swear - within a week after my 40th b'day, I developed an acne cyst. Never had acne as a teen. You want to talk about being depressed! I've struggled over the years as it comes and goes but recently - I'm 50 this year - had the worst outbreak EVER and didn't want to leave the house. After much surfing of the 'net and MORE surfing of EarthClinic.com, I tried taking Vitamin C and after about a week of 2,000 mg daily have started to see a huge improvement. (I was determined to NOT take antibiotics.) I also tried dabbing peroxide which helped dry the blemishes that were threatening to ooze. Honestly, since taking the C I feel better overall and find that my pores are reduced a bit - my skin looks smoother. The acne, or rosacea, or whatever the heck this mess is was in a line, almost, from a spot in the center of my forehead...down my nose (big bump there!)...flared out under my eyes, on my cheeks...and was all around my mouth with a huge cyst in the center of my chine. Horrid! My eyes were terribly bothered - very bloodshot and a bit swollen - for about a week and I've read that rosacea can get into your eyes. When that happened, I mixed a drop or two of Colloidal Silver in about 1/8 cup of water and dropped it into my eyes. After a few days, I used the Silver straight and within a couple of days my eyes were 100% better - feeling and looking.

This site is amazing! I sometimes just peruse the testimonials for hours, one search leading to another - learning and enjoying what everyone has to say. Ted is a genius; Deirdre, the site looks terrific! Thanks to you and all who contribute and maintain this great resource. I am convinced that none of us need to surrender to synthetic "medications", that all we need to heal ourselves is at our fingertips.

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Posted by Julie (Boston, MA) on 09/16/2008

Adult Puberty Acne?

I am 32, never a zit or blemish to speak of until four months ago. I now have these horrible cyst like pimples around my mouth constantly. I have tried ACV, aspirin masks, coconut oil, and even tumeric, but nothing is helping. I am going to try the peroxide tonight as soon as get a chance to run to the store. I will let you all know how it works.

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Posted by MissR (Chicago, Il) on 09/17/2008
5 out of 5 stars

IT WORKS FOR ACNE!!! I've used every harsh antibotic and prescriptive topical for acne there is, and pretty much exhausted my options. So dermatologists would just put me back on things I've already tried to see if it will "work this time" or work after the Accutane!A friend told me her boyfriend suffered from acne and his derma was sensitive to bacterial growth. I don't know why the light bulb never went off in my head before. But I thought, "hymmm, maybe I should just try disinfecting my skin..." And what's the first thing a person typically uses to disinfect a small wound - HYDROGEN PEROXIDE! I litterally tried it for one week and it significantly cleared my skin. I stopped taking new set of antibiotics the last dermatologist prescribed because, of course, it didn't work. Accutane worked for 3 yrs, then acne came right back. I do, however, take Yaz birth control that helps with the monthly hormonal breakouts. BUT!!! and that's a major but - my skin would not be as clear as it is now without some cheap $1 hydrogen peroxide. I just get so mad thinking about all the money I spent seeing dermatologist and getting prescriptions the insurance wouldn't cover because it was considered "cosmetic" to try and clear acne.


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Posted by Danielle (Chicago, IL) on 07/19/2008
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Acne Remedies: I tried hydrogen peroxide with the assumption that it was an antiseptic that would aid in killing bacteria, infection, etc. (essentially what pimples are when inflamed). It definitely works. As others recommended, soak a cotton ball and hold for several min. For spot treatment and to avoid overdrying & light eyebrows, I use a q-tip. I will do this 2-3x's a day. If you have already squeezed or picked, the peroxide will often cause drying, flaking, or scabbing on that pimple so I recommend using baby oil on that spot (overnight). For day, I recommend Eucerin since it heals very dry skin and is non-irritating. I never realized how much dirt is still on your face, even after you thought you washed it well. Witch Hazel is a great toner, after washing. This will remove all excess dirt without overdrying.


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Posted by Karen (Scottsdale, AZ) on 07/09/2008
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I have been using hydrogen peroxide for acne after reading about it on this site, and it really works! There's no reason to spend big $$$ on Proactiv...because plain 'ol cheap hydrogen peroxide is a main ingredient in Proactiv. And not only am I really pleased with the results I've gotten with clearing up breakouts, I also have found that it has cleared my skin tone up! Yes, it's bleaching it, but the hyperpigmentation I had from sun damage both looks & feels a lot better. The only suggestion I have is that if you are going to put hydrogen peroxide on your entire face with a cotton ball, please put some Vaseline on your eyebrows first so that your eyebrows don't bleach like mine did! :)


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Posted by Deborah (Winston, GA) on 05/29/2008

Please note: DILUTE hydrogen peroxide before using as mouth rinse -- I used full strength and over time it severely damaged my teeth and gave a grayish tinge.


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Posted by Alexa (Glendale, AZ) on 03/05/2006
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Hydrogen peroxide and witch hazel cures pimples. Wash your face with a simple cleanser 1-2 times a day, and after you wash your face, use whazel on a cotton ball, then on pimples use a cotton ball with peroxide on it.


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Posted by Doris (Los Angeles, CA)
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Vitamin B3 is best for acne. Also tea tree oil, chamomile tea, and hydrogen peroxide. Hydrogen peroxide when put on a pimple helps reduce redness infection, and dries out the pimple then it just falls off, never pick at it though.


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Posted by Beth (Nashville, TN) on 08/24/2007
5 out of 5 stars

I use a toner consisting of 1 part hydrogen peroxide to 3 parts water with a few drops of rosemary essential oil twice daily as a toner after cleansing and this has helped tremendously with my acne.


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Posted by Sarah (Tamarac FL) on 01/26/2006
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I started using Hydrogen Peroxide on my acne ridden face and in just 3 days my acne just started to go away. I have been trying alot of those 'as seen on tv' products and nothing helped I even tried over the counter drugs, dermatologist recommended stuff and other natural remedies but nothing worked. Who know that a bottle of Hydrogen Peroxide was the answers to my problems all along!!!! Thank you!


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Posted by Sharon (Los Angeles, CA)
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I love the hydrogen peroxide for pimples! I've been doing it now for about a month -- since I read about it on your site. I hold a soaked cotton ball to the pimple for about 3 minutes. The next day it has almost disappeared. Oh, one reminder -- don't let the peroxide sit on your eyebrows for very long... in a week or two you will notice them turning orange! Ha ha... Yes, that was me...



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