One of my best articles I’ve ever written was about peeing on your face to get rid of acne. See it here: Want Clear Skin? Try Peeing on Your Face! I wrote it almost 3 years ago, and at that time I would not disclose whether or not I had ever actually pissed on my own face to accomplish clear skin, and I bet you’re wondering (or not) whether I have ever done it. I’ll let you know later (ha ha). But the fact that people actually do pee on their faces to eliminate acne goes to show that we’ll do nearly anything to clear our faces up. So, here are some other weird ways to get rid of acne (that work)- they may or may not be as strange to you as peeing on your own face, but they are worth mentioning.
Elmer’s Glue. Now this one I have tried many times throughout my teenage years and into adulthood. I just like the feel of peeling something off of my face- don’t ask me why. The thing is, a classic bottle of white Elmer’s Glue smeared all over your face and left until it’s dry (about 15 minutes or so) and then peeled off slowly pulls off gunk, blackheads, and whiteheads and dead skin like you would not believe. It’s the only real blackhead removal and pore reducer that has ever really worked for me. I was surprised to see this on the Dr. Oz show recently.
OK- this one I wouldn’t try, but some people swear by Windex to cure acne. Simply spray your kisser with Windex before bed and wake up squeaky clean in the morning. Peeing on my face is sounding better and better. I won’t try this. Mainly because I don’t have any Windex in my house, but even if I did, that sounds like a lot of chemicals to me. I don’t want to wake up all bright red with blisters everywhere smelling like cleaning project. My Big Fat Greek Wedding mentioned Windex for acne, huh.
Toothpaste isn’t weird to me, but some people just balk at it. My nose is smeared with toothpaste right now, because I’ve got a zit on the end of my nose that’s large enough to get a last name and a social security card. Sheesh. Toothpaste dries up zits, and feels cool and burns for a second. My zit is getting smaller, and I can hear it screaming, “Nooooooooo!” Ha ha- die zit, die!
Rubbing Apple Cider Vinegar on your face. Now this one makes sense. Vinegar is my own best friend, and the high acidity of vinegar kills bacteria, and vinegar is a natural anti-inflammatory and antibacterial. I drink it daily, so why not put it on my face? Perhaps I shall do this tonight. Just be sure not to dilute it first.
So, there you have it. Some of the weird ways that apparently work to fight acne. Many I’ve tried, some other people I know have tried, and some I am eager to try myself. Oh, and have I ever peed on my own face to fight acne? You betcha! I did this all through high school, along with the Elmer’s Glue, and had clearer skin then than I do now, oddly enough. Sometimes the weird methods are the tried and true ones in fighting acne.
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