Cut excess oil

I realized recently that some of my statements could be misunderstood, specifically those related to why certainly acne cleaners work better because they can cut through excess oil that clogs pores. I think that most people understood my point: soap doesn’t unclog pores very well because it contains fats and oils; products that contain benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid, however, have the ability to break apart that disgusting combination of oil and dead skin that frequently leads to acne.

Unfortunately, it seems that there are people in the world who think that grease-cutting power is the only thing that matters. This has encouraged them to try some really dangerous acne treatments.

Household Cleaners

Household cleaners might have the ability to cleanse oil from your pores, but many of them also have the power to burn the hell out of your skin. Chemical burns are just as bad, if not worse, than temperature burns. Once you get certain chemicals on your skin, it is nearly impossible to get them. For instance, if you apply a lye-based cleanser to your face, then you will need vinegar to stop it from destroying your skin. Stopping the burn means that you not only have vinegar on hand, but also that you know vinegar neutralizes chemical burns caused by lye. And it’s not just lye that causes chemical burns. Many common household cleaners aren’t much better than holding a lighter to your face.

Dish Detergent

The detergents that you use to clean your dishes have been designed to cut through grease, but that doesn’t mean you should use them on your face. Why? Because most of them are too strong. You end up stripping every bit of moisture from your skin, and that’s certainly not a good thing. In all likeliness, you’ll end up causing bigger skin problems than acne.


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