Head and Shoulders: miracle bacne cure in 1 weekzinc
Posted 30 March 2011 - 10:54 PM
Then I got to a forum talking about using head and shoulders shampoo (classic clean) to treat bacne. Its the shampoo that I use normally, so with nothing to lose I gave it a shot and it yield miraculous results. After 6 days I am 100% clear
But how does it work? Head and shoulders CLASSIC CLEAN shampoo (you have to use the classic) contains zinc pyrothine which can be extremely effective fir many people in curing bacne.
I washed my back gently with a bath sponge and h&s in the shower twice per day (don't leave it on) and allowed my back to air dry before continuing about my day.
Be warned, it can be vey drying and may get a little itchy but it is vital to not touch your back or apply lotion until after the active bacne has cleared.
This has been my miracle and I hope it can help those who gave given up on finding a cure.
Posted 01 April 2011 - 06:15 AM
the reason head and shoulders works is because it has Pyrithion Zinc, which promotes dead skin to sloth off
however, an even better option is Selenium Sulfide, which promotes dead skin to sloth off AND slows down skin cell turnover (2 in 1!)
(you'll notice that Head and Shoulder "Intense" uses selenium sulfide rather than the pyrithion zinc in "Classic" for the reason above)
If you research online, you'll find that the most effective shampoo for this is not Head and Shoulders Intense, rather, it is Selsun Blue Medicated, which has 1% selenium sulfide (as do the other versions, meaning that it does not have to be the Medicated version, just make sure that it has Selenium Sulfide as the active ingredient because the normal version of Selsun Blue uses Pyrithion Zinc)
There's also this new Selsun Blue Deep Cleansing version.. I don't know much about it, but it could be even better than the medicated version as it seems to have scrubbing beads in it
There are 3 even more powerful options, Selsun Blue 2.5%, which has 2.5% selenium sulfide, which i think is overkill (note that selenium sulfide absorbs into your body and that it is a potentially harmful chemical), and it costs more per volume than the other Selsun Blue products, some other thing that I forgot the name to because it was ridiculously expensive, and a prescription one that is also very expensive.
Selsun Blue Medicated is just a bit more expensive than Head and Shoulders, but I'd say that it's definitely worth it! (I noticed a difference when I switched from Head and Shoulders to Selsun Blue)
Edited by Brawn, 01 April 2011 - 06:19 AM.
Posted 01 April 2011 - 11:43 AM
H&S could work for face acne, but it's pretty harsh stuff. I mistakenly left it on overnight once and got a chemical burn!
Posted 20 May 2013 - 03:40 PM
Just adding my two cents!
I have had moderate bacne for 15 years. Since puberty, there has RARELY been ONE SINGLE DAY where my back skin is perfectly clear... That is ALOT of sundresses I've missed out on!!!
I have never had any acne on my face, nor anywhere else on my body, but my upper back has always been rough and grainy feeling, usually with one or two inflamed pimples. Sometimes the pimples are deep, cyctic and painful.
I have only ever managed a bit of success in keeping my back skin in okay shape... Never smooth and lovely, but sometimes presentable through salicylic acid scrub.
That was until I read about H&S... What the hell, I thought.
I have used Head and Shoulders for a shampoo before and found it GAVE me flakes, so I was pretty skeptical....
BUT, I started using it on my hair and back, leaving it on for 2 minutes, and rinsing.
Within 5 days, my back was 75% clear, and silky smooth to the touch.
Within a month, my hair is shiny and my scalp feels great, and best of all, I have had no sign of acne! After FIFTEEN YEARS of consistent acne!
I just want to spread the word...
Posted 25 April 2014 - 12:18 PM
Also- I don't know about using it on the face. It makes my back pretty dry and red right after usage, but the red fades away. I don't have face acne but I'd say if you were to use it on your face, put it on in the shower for a minute max and then rinse it off. Or use it once every other day.
Edited by Pilotguy327, 25 April 2014 - 12:22 PM.
Posted 09 June 2014 - 08:33 PM
extremely interested to know if this miracle treatment would work with people suffering from Keratosis Pilaris! This condition is in my full arms, full legs, full back and spreading to my chest. Been this way for 8 years now.
I would be very grateful for an answer.
Edited by sara93, 10 June 2014 - 06:43 PM.
Posted 25 June 2014 - 01:41 AM
I've had bacne and scalp acne with eczema for years. I discovered the therapeutic results of zinc several months ago from a shampoo called zincplex. I buy the 'extra strength' because of the eczema and bumps in my scalp, but I also lather it up on my back. It works amazing. No outbreaks since. I even wash my beard with it and I have no flakes, no redness, no itching. I now buy this a gallon at a time. http://www.zincplex.com/ - rm
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