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How can alcohol and acetone treat acne?

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Alcohol is a mild anti-bacterial agent, and acetone can get rid of oils from the surface of your skin. But both of these dry out your skin, have little or no effect on acne, and generally aren't recommended by dermatologists.

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American Academy of Dermatology.

The Merck Manual , Seventeenth Edition.

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases.

News release, FDA.

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on December 28, 2019

SOURCES:

American Academy of Dermatology.

The Merck Manual , Seventeenth Edition.

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases.

News release, FDA.

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on December 28, 2019

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