Hydrogen Peroxide

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September 29, 2018
Don't do it.
I'd put zero stars if it'd let me but a rating was required. Do not put this on your face as a toner, wash or even a tiny bit at all. Go another route. It might make help pimples but it causes SCARS so it's so even not worth it a teeny tiny bit. Ice picks and indents where you didn't even pick you'll notice those scars months later. Do not be swayed or deceived by the 4.3 stars on this site, next to this product, as of the date I'm posting this review. Most of the positive reviews are YEARS old. Also think my face chemistry might be permanently messed up cause now I break out when I put sunscreen on my face. I need help with scar treatments now and I don't have money. I know there's bigger problems out there but I'm very sad.
May 8, 2018
i put hydrogen peroxide im a zit, and it stung like hell
March 5, 2018
Works well
I can feel it breaking down the dirt and grim in my skin. It gets the job done . It does sting if you don't dilute it with water .
January 26, 2017
Cystic Acne
I've had cystic acne for years now. I've tried many things and I have yet to be majorly impressed with any spot treatment I try. I've tried tea tree oil (which does work nicely sometimes but it depends where my breakout is), lemon juice, BP, multiple all natural face masks, honey, rice water, and the list goes on and on. The only things I've tried that I truely love are chemical peels and regular exfoliation. I've given hydrogen peroxide a try a few times. I think generally it does work alright for a spot treatment, but I will never use it as an actual face wash. As desperate as I am to finally have pain free skin, I still want to protect my skin so it can look nice when, or if, I ever do get clear skin. Usually after applying it, I can feel a slight itchyness. My doctor says when cystic acne itches it's a sign of healing and I do notice it feels a little more calm afterwards. Cystic acne is hard to treat from the outside, but I think hydrogen peroxide can penetrate the skin more easily than bp and other common acne treatments but that's just in my experience and I can't speak for people with regular acne using hp.
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February 28, 2017
How much time did you leave it on?
March 26, 2017
Trying going gluten and soy free for a month. That stopped my painful cystic acne on jawline and cheeks.
January 21, 2017
So far so good!
I pretty much tried everything for my hormonal acne and this stuff seems to work pretty good!? I'm surprised because wtf it's 3% hydrogen peroxide and I'm already seeing some of my acne scars fading away!! I've been using it for about a week now as a toner and I use the Aveeno Ezcema Therapy lotion as a moisturizer (this really helps with Retin A peeling/redness). You really need to moisturize after using it as a toner so you don't end up overworking the oils in your face = grease face. Just make sure that you don't end up getting it in your eyebrows or your hairline as I'm sure it will lighten over time.
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February 28, 2017
How mich time did you leave it on?
October 23, 2016
HP for Acne on Forehead
I've never dealt with acne, not even in my teenage years (I'm 31 now). Over the past Summer, when my AC broke, I started to breakout on my forehead and over the next few months it got worse and worse, my forehead literally covered. I've tried everything from expensive cleansers and toners, to even being at the point of going to a dermatologist for a medication. As a female, you know how embarrassing this can be. And honestly, who has the money to buy every product on the market? Not me. I was at the point of no return and I know hydrogen peroxide is not to be put on your face long term but I figured, what do I have to lose? Plus, after trying all these fancy products, I figured, why not go back to basics? I started putting peroxide directly on my forehead with a cotton ball. Literally, it's only been a few days and already, most of the pimples are close to being gone. My husband has even noticed the difference! Yes, it does make your face scab and get really dry, so this is not a long term solution but it is the only thing that has helped me. If you use it too long, you will probably have more breakouts, as the dryer your face gets, the more oil it will produce to try to correct itself. So, again, I don't recommend it for long term use and definitely do at a time when you won't be leaving the house much for a few days but my face looks the best it has since my breakout started.
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July 18, 2016
Only treatment that has worked so far, very effective
I've had mild acne for almost two years now. I've tried almost everything from expensive cleansers to lemon juice and nothing works. Through intensive googling about acne, I decided to try Hydrogen Peroxide as a toner. The first few days were very painful as Hydrogen Peroxide stings on the skin (so if you have sensitive skin, do not try HP) but gradually I got used to it. I immediately noticed changes. I'd pop a pimple, apply HP, and then it would be gone the next day. I was amazed at the speed of this treatment. However, within the first two weeks I also got bad breakouts, but I kept on using HP. At the third week, I noticed I wasn't getting any bad breakouts anymore, and right now the right side of my face is almost clear, save for a few scars. I recently had a cyst on my left cheek and I had it gone in 3 days by applying HP twice daily. I believe Hydrogen Peroxide is the best treatment for acne, but it is widely unknown because dermatologists won't recommend it because they get paid to prescribe expensive drugs. Coupled with good diet, and sleep, I think my face can be completely clear in a few more weeks. I still get occasional breakouts, but now they're small and are not as bad as before and they're usually gone by a day or two thanks to Hydrogen Peroxide :)
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July 3, 2017
Thank you for posting your experience with hydrogen peroxide.
July 3, 2017
Thank you for posting your experience with hydrogen peroxide.
July 3, 2017
Thank you for posting your experience with hydrogen peroxide.
August 28, 2017
True...I had tried everything for my adult acne. I had it in my twenties and it returned in my late forties with a bit of a vengeance. No matter what I tried, it didn't work. I finally found a great over the counter benzoyl peroxide acne zapper and initially it worked wonderfully then, my skin of course became immune to it. I tried my essential oils - Tea Tree, Eucalyptus and even one of the most potent, Frankincense and though I've used essential oils for even more serious problems and they worked, they didn't work on my acne. So one day, I tried Hydrogen peroxide...in less than a week, the lesions I had began drying up, scabbing and healing. Sounds gross, but this stuff is working. I don't feel it would've worked when I had more severe acne in my younger days, but now it does. It makes the areas itch, but I still have enough oil in my skin that counteracts this problem and the itching is part of the curing...for me anyway. I apply it to the areas affected with cotton swabs, then let it dry on it's own. Some mornings, I still use my Benzoyl peroxide face wash and I just have to say, all is more than well. The best part? Hydrogen peroxide is super cheap to buy. Hope this helps others who are having zit issues. They are NO FUN. Take it from someone who has been battling this for most of my adult life.
June 7, 2016
It has it's uses...
If you have already popped a pimple, this will likely cause it to scab and scar. I use it to bleach my dark spots on days when I will be home all day, because it does leave my face a little blotchy for a few hours after I use it. Nonetheless, it kills bacteria, lightens and bleaches, and will dry up your acne. I just think there are better products to use. NOTE: This stuff can be strong. Diluting it is a good idea if you're putting it all over your face.
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December 2, 2017
how many times a day should i use hydrogen peroxide to get the best result?
May 15, 2016
DONT use it on your face
do not use this on your face. it breaks down your skin! but i do recommend that you use it on your teeth.Not only does it kill germs & bad breath, but I regularly get compliments on my nice white teeth.
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June 9, 2016
It breaks down your teeth and bone the same way it breaks down your skin. We recommend if you use hydrogen peroxide in your mouth to dilute it with the same amount of water and don't do it more than once a week. You may suffer bone loss and weaker teeth which can cause severe sensitivity.
April 2, 2016
do not recommend
I tried this as a spot treatment on several black heads and pimples. It only caused scabbing then scarring and when the scab and scar faded, the exact same black head was still there. Hydrogen peroxide actually may slow the production of healthy skin cell rejuvenation. It does seem to help disinfect things but not ideal for face and acne. I have found that Melrose essential oil works wonders though.
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