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Celebrity doctor shares 15 minute acne fix

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Fix acne problems in 15 minutes with this simple face mask trick

Do you need a quick and inexpensive fix for blemishes? A celebrity guest shares a great at home trick that you can use as an anti-acne mask to clean pores and rid the skin of bacteria that you can find and the drugstore and most super markets.

Acne mask secret found in the pharmacy

On a recent episode of "The Doctors", Dr. Andrew Ordon who is a plastic surgeon offered a simple way to keep your complexion clear from blemishes by using pink Pepto Bismol.

For the treatment that cleans and purifies the skin, just put two teaspoons on the face; let it dry and wash it off after 15 to 30 minutes.

Why it works

Bismuth in Pepto Bismol contains salicylic acid, which is used in expensive acne and other skin treatments, including psoriasis.

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Topical salicylic acid treats skin conditions by reducing swelling and redness. The compound unblocks clogged skin pores, allowing pimples to shrink.

Pepto Bismol that costs less than $4.00 could also treat other skin conditions like corns and callouses on the hands and feet because it loosens the skin and makes it fall off.

It is important to avoid the eye area if you do use a bismuth face mask. Salicylic acid can cause eye damage. Like any facial mask, you should avoid the eye area where the skin is thinner and more prone to irritation.

It is also important to know if you are allergic to salicylic acid. Try a small skin test before applying it to the entire face. If you have a blemish that is highly irritated or looks infected, see your doctor for a treatment plan.

Pepto-Bismol or other pink bismuth product is an inexpensive and quick fix for pimples and is good to have handy for an upset stomach. It might be time to move the Pepto Bismol from the medicine chest to the ‘health and beauty’ cabinet.

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