Q. After trying lots of medications my personal physician prescribed for adult acne, I read a comment in the People’s Pharmacy column about using Listerine on the face. I tried it cautiously, being skeptical at first. Within a short time of starting to use it daily, my face cleared up for the first time in years! I used the original amber Listerine with a cotton ball dabbing gently on the areas needed. Thank you.
A. We love hearing about home remedies that work. Quite a few people have found that old-fashioned Listerine can help clear up acne, though we do not know quite why.
Our Guide to Skin Care & Treatment covers a wide range of acne treatments, from home remedies such as topical Listerine or milk of magnesia to OTC drugs like benzoyl peroxide and prescription medications such as tretinoin or spironolactone. We even discuss the Dusa Blue Light, as applied by a qualified dermatologist.