Bizarre Acne Treatments


acne treatments

We can’t believe we’re saying this, but please don’t put bacon on your face.

Some acne treatments have been around for millennia—and with good reason. Sulfur, for example, was used by the ancient Egyptians and is still in use today as an effective method of clearing acne. Can you believe that some of the Pharaohs suffered from acne? Salicylic Acid is a bit newer, but has been in use for over a century now.

Other treatments for acne have fallen out of widespread favor, and fortunately so. We never thought we’d use the word ‘urine’ on this pristine blog, yet there it is (we’re cringing). In use since the 17th century as a skin care solution, it is used by soaking a cotton ball with the substance and applying it like a toner.

Oddly enough, this treatment has gained steam on the Internet in recent years. We implore you to ignore bizarre acne ‘cures’ and instead stick to a solid regimen of cleansing, toning, and moisturizing with the right products!

Other bizarre acne treatments we found on the Internet*:

Applying Bacon to the affected area (this one confounds me completely).

Hemorrhoid Cream

Ingesting arsenic.

*This blog is for entertainment purposes only and is not intended to diagnose or treat any condition. Do not attempt.

Author: Jill

As a long-time writer, editor, and esthetician, I’ve had an ongoing love affair with Mario Badescu Skin Care for years. I can usually be found reading, knitting, painting, trying new beauty and skin care products, and telling everyone to wear more sunscreen. These days, I’m feeling super grateful for the opportunity to share more Mario with the world! I believe that better skin care changes lives. For more about me, visit my Google+ Page.


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  3. It leaves your skin feeling baby soft and smooth and is supposed to have soothing, therapeutic effects on skin that is affected by acne, which is often inflamed and irritated. This is one of the best and cheapest ways to pamper yourself a bit and give yourself a little salon treatment without spending the money. Just watch you don’t let the egg drip off your face!

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