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Use Purell on Acne Breakouts

I am so excited to share this tip! I had an unwelcome middle aged pimple and wanted to cover it up before I went out. Usually when this happens I use an acne treatment, but it usually dries a little weird and plus I have sensitive skin. As I was pondering this at my vanity, my eyes fell upon the little travel size generic Purell on my table. Eureka! A clear antibacterial gel! Well, I dabbed it on that zit, it dried clear almost immediately and I was able to put concealer on it. And not only that it healed the pimple!! I have since been using this on blackheads that I find when I am brave enough to use the magnifying side of my mirror! It works great and soooo cheap!


By Carol from Landisville, PA

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May 29, 20080 found this helpful

I have done this too -- it really does work! More than once, I've "discovered" a pimple when I'm at work and don't have acess to anything else, being that the hand sanitizer is mostly alcohol, I thought, "What the heck?!?" So I tried it with great results, I've started doing this at home as well, because it worked so well -- best "spot treatment" for acne that I've ever tried!

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June 21, 20080 found this helpful

I must try that! Thanks! I mostly use tea- tree oil which is good but more expensive and VERY strongly scented. :-)

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February 21, 20160 found this helpful

So I have the purell advance hand sanitizer I just put it on and my face feels really smooth and clean.....I'm so happy....and I figured that since it worked for my friend at school...than I would try it!!!
I think that soon I will look amazing agean!
But yea try it ....don't think just do it!!!!

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May 25, 20170 found this helpful

I tried it on my cystic acne (a kind with aloe and vitamin E) and it helped so much that I started applying it to my whole lower face twice a day. It's been a week and my bumps are going away and no new ones have come up. That's a huge improvement for me, especially considering how cheap hand sanitizer is! Try it.

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