Q. I have discovered another use for Listerine. For the last year I have had problems with whitehead blemishes on my face that wouldn't go away. I tried many things, including non-oily soaps and a range of topical treatments.
One day a couple of weeks ago I started putting Citrus Listerine on each blemish at night. About a week later, one blemish started breaking down and others began to do so in the next few days. They are all smaller and several have completely disappeared!
A. Blemishes have a tendency to come and go. Hormones, stress and possibly even diet may have an impact. Citrus Listerine contains components of orange, tangerine, lemon and grapefruit in addition to eucalyptol, menthol, methyl salicylate, thymol and alcohol. Your positive response may be coincidental, or you may have found a new use for Listerine.