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Hydrogen Peroxide Cure for Acne

36 User Reviews



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 Sheila (Turlock, CA) on 04/30/2007
5 out of 5 stars

peroxide has really helped acne on my face. it clears it up rather well. the down fall is that it sort of burns your eyes and face sometimes... for this reason i apply it at night, and when i wake up in the morning... MY FACE IS CLEAR.


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Posted by Tammy (Wellston, Oklahoma) on 04/09/2007
5 out of 5 stars

Alright guys and gals, I just want to inform you of something, a little "experiment" I did after a bit of research on pricey Acne products ... Proactiv--or the cheaper but same version Acne Free. The main ingredient in these is Peroxide .. oh yes. The product is made up of a 3 stage process. First to cleanse your skin .. for those of you with oily skin, plain ole alcohol will do wonders as it not only cleanses the skin better than anything it also rids of excess oil and tightens the face, but ONLY for oily skinners out there ;) .. Followed by number 2, which is a astringent and toner ... use some witch hazel, cost about 5 bucks ... Finished with the over all killer of acne ... Peroxide .. yep. Peroxide. Thats the secret to those pricey products .. why pay so much when you can pay only 7 bucks for your own put together kit of the same ingredients?? After the Peroxide, get you some baby oil and DAB it onto your face .. rubbing any mosturizer into any part of your skin only aids in the stretching of the skin ... who wants that?? Literally DAB it on your face and neck before bed, acts as a wonderful moisturizer and a protectant of whatever your pillowcase might try to share with your beautiful face. One more thing, get ya some Castor oil, it too is cheap, few bucks a bottle, DAB it around your eyes and get yourself some good 8 hour sleep. Ladies and Gents, don't forget this great free tip, DAB .. never RUB. I am 33, and in all my life have never had a zit/pimple/blemish thingy until just 2 years ago I reached what looked like adult puberty .. in these few years I have tried all. Even the ACV (which Im not knocking as it works too .. just not as well for me as this biz). Give it a shot .. for under ten bucks you too can look like lil miss jessica simpson when she commercialed for proactiv ;) ... good luck to you all. we are all different so find what works for you best.


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Posted by Pauline (Nairobi, Kenya) on 01/29/2007
5 out of 5 stars

Thanks alot guys for informing us on hp i used it on my acne and it was gone for 2 days and also i used it for my mouth and my bad breath and it was gone in an instant thanks guys am from kenya and i will recommend it to my friends bye mbenya

Replied by Deborah
(Winston, GA)
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 Jules (Laguna Hills, CA) on 10/04/2006
5 out of 5 stars

i have these irritating pimples that appear on my chin and although herbal remedies helped overall, i really have to say that hydrogen peroxide gets rid of pimples. i used the suggestion of applying a cotton ball soaked in hydrogen peroxide on a pimple for several minutes, and it really worked. i noticed that if i get it when i first notice it, the red bump never flares up. if i get it when it's a whitehead, it burns it, but it takes a couple of days to clear up - which is better than it taking a week or two. i highly suggest hydrogen peroxide. now if i can only stop them from appearing at all!


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Posted by Julie (Placerville, CA) on 08/11/2006
5 out of 5 stars

I'm 15 years old and am tired of always having painful, deep, long-lasting sores on my face. I also don't want this acne condition to continue to my adult life, so i decided to go online today and look for a cure that was low-cost and preferably organic. i JUST read this article and remembered we had some hydrogen peroxide in the cabinet. I ran and soaked a cottonball and held it on one of my pimples for almost 10 minutes (as one of the feedbacks had said) i must say, i was worried that so much exposure to hydrogen peroxide would bleach my skin, and i thought it did lol. but the whiteness went away (as i knew it would... i was just worried.. lol) and i noticed that the pimple was SIGNIFICANTLY smaller and not NEARLY as raised up as it has been before!!!! I look into the mirror and i was SHOCKED!!!!! i could barely tell it's there at all!!!! this was truly amazing, thank you for posting this remedy!!! I have used hydrogen peroxide on pimples before, but i hadn't ever held it on for more than a few seconds. ten minutes is key. it WORKS. I am sure that it will help with the future and present pimples, and i am so happy that i will be zit-free for my picture day at school!!! (i can use makeup to cover up some of the redness and irritation. hope that goes away soon =) ) thank you again!!! i'm going to tell all of my friends who suffer from acne as well!


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Posted by Lis (Paterson, New Jersey) on 06/01/2006
5 out of 5 stars

The hydrogen peroxide dried my pimple by the following morning. Although hydrogen peroxide helps externally, starting at the root of the problem by cleansing your internal system is a safer, more effective bet.


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Posted by Gina (Boston, MA) on 05/31/2006
5 out of 5 stars

I have a tendency to break out on my chin, nose and forehead when the weather heats up in June and the air becomes even more toxic to breathe. I find that if I hold a hydrogen peroxide saturated cotton ball for 10 minutes to the area prone to breaking out, it will literally dry everything up. I do not experience redness. If I have already broken out, the pimple will dry up overnight and completely disappear within 2 days. It is amazing! I am going to try peroxide on a mole now using the same technique.

Replied by Yuss
(Chino Hills, Ca, USA)
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.

Replied by Jennifer
(Sunrise, Fl)
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.

Replied by Sophie
(Dayton, Ohio, Usa)
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!

Replied by Jen
(Bozeman, Mt, Us)
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:)

Replied by Traveler
(North, Texas)
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.

Replied by Tracy
(Tyndall, Mb)
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 Volce (Imperial, MO) on 05/30/2006
5 out of 5 stars

I used to break out every other day or so with one or two pimple. My face always seem to have 3 zits on it. I've also have some red marks left around the cheek area. I've been using Hydrogen Peroxide after every shower and before bed. It would be lying if I said I've never broken out, but since I've started about 2 weeks ago. I've broken out once or twice and my face is looking clearer then ever. I'm using some make up now to cover up the redness, till it fades completely... Can't wait :)


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Posted by Alexa (Glendale, AZ) on 03/05/2006
5 out of 5 stars

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 Sarah (Tamarac FL) on 01/26/2006
5 out of 5 stars

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 Sarah (TN) on 11/18/2005
5 out of 5 stars

I use hydrogen peroxide to get rid of pimples. It really works! Whenever I have a breakout I soak a cotton ball in hydrogen peroxide and apply liberally to the pimples and/or acne. I only apply it to the pimples themselves. This truly works! Within 24 hours the pimples are gone. I have a friend that uses it for this purpose as well and also my cousin. Spread the word! I never use anything but hydrogen peroxide for pimples.


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Posted by Mike (Redf9rd, MI)
5 out of 5 stars

I read into some of these herbal remedies. None of them seemed to work for me. I tried toothpaste, and simply looked dumb. I tried some pills from the dermatologist. Nothing worked. I assumed I was doomed to have an acne infested complexion for the rest of my life. But then, I applied peroxide, with a cotton ball twice daily. It stings, it dried out my skin a bit, but after that, my face cleared up in a few days, and the redness went a way after a week. It's amazing, so for those without hope, try this it worked for me.


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Posted by JoAnne (NYC, NY)
5 out of 5 stars

I have been spending $36 every month on a product to help break-outs. It works, but that's a lot of $ to spend each month! I read Mike's remedy and decided to give it a try when I ran out. Sure enough, it works like a dream. I use a cotton ball soaked in peroxide 2x a day (morning and night) and if it's hot outside, once or twice more. I hold a soaked h2o2 cotton ball to any break-out areas and they have healed within a few hours. This is good stuff! Only suggestion I have is to invest in a good moisturizer as peroxide does dry out the skin. Thanks, Mike!


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Posted by Doris (Chicago, IL)
5 out of 5 stars

I have used hydrogen peroxide, and yes it will clear the redness which is infection and dry up within an hour, depending how red it is, it may take longer, but it definitely works. I have found that the constant use of peroxide caused my pores to stay open. Any suggestions for closing up the pores?

Replied by Ravali
(Telangana)
07/14/2018

How much percent did u use on u r face and for how much time?


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Posted by Sharon (Los Angeles, CA)
5 out of 5 stars

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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Posted by Doris (Los Angeles, CA)
5 out of 5 stars

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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