"Ask us ANYTHING!!"

Answered


Is this good to use?

From:  "OONA"

Is Hydrogen Peroxide 3% good to apply to zits?

brad responded with this: 

yes it is but you have to put baby oil on your face before you do it to open your pores and so you don't dry out your skin.

TB faithfully responded with this: 

It is not recommended. Hydrogen Peroxide is a topical antiseptic. For most types of acne, benzoyl peroxide, Topical retinoids or other topical antibiotic lotions can be used. One of the main problems with H2O2 is that it has a bleaching affect something that would not be good on the face. Direct skin contact or breathing the vapors of hydrogen peroxide can also be harmful and some people find it an irritant to their skin. Most over-the-counter remedies contain benzoyl peroxide. Severe acne should be looked at by a dermatologist.

Todd rattled off this answer: 

I wouldn't use hydrogen peroxide of zits. Hydrogen peroxide is a common cleaner external minor wounds and sometimes for cleaning ears. But it isn't really good for zits. You need something that will not only clean it but make it heal. There are many OTC (over-the-counter) and prescription drugs to use on zits and for use on acne. These drugs are specially designed to treat zits.

Aaron summed it up with this: 

YES AS LONG AS YOU ARE NOT ALLERGIC TO IT! It can also be used as mouth wash.

Click here to send this page to a friend! Back to main page

2001 - 2003 Stupid Questions Answered