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.

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  1. R.L

    I have just started using Listerine’s”vanilla mint” on my skin an I have already seen an improvement after 2 days! Apparently the vanilla mint flavour is supposed to be less potent than the original so it does not make my skin tingle or burn. But I’ll let you know of the results in a week or two.
    Best of luck :)

  2. Karen B.

    I also have a problem with adult acne. I decided to try regular Listerine on my face a couple of weeks ago. I started with the blue and then switched to the regular. Both made a difference in my skin. It leaves the texture looking healthier after I use it. I just happened to browse the Internet to see if anyone else has tried it and saw the comments above.

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