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Would You Use Your Pee To Get Rid Of Acne? 'Cause It Might Work.

Urine for a surprise.

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Women are using it as spot treatment for acne. Reports the Telegraph: “It’s really good for sorting out spots. You just put some wee on a cotton pad and then press it against the spot for a bit. It dries it out. It works better than Sudocrem, or Aspirin.”

The science behind this idea isn't totally bogus... urea, a component of urine, actually has a long history in beauty.

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It's clinically proven to help those with dry and scaly skin, because it is moisturizing and keratolytic (which means it is a peeling agent for the top layer of skin). It is a useful ingredient in moisturizers because it can bind and hold water, while exfoliating dryness away. It also acts as a preservative, so the other chemicals in your beauty products last longer. There are multiple versions of urea used in beauty products: hydroxyethyl urea, and diazolidinyl. The first is the humectant, and the latter is the preservative kind. The Cosmetic Ingredient Review — an association supported by the FDA — even released a 50 page report that gives urea the cosmetic thumbs up.

Nowadays, you can find urea (a component of urine, but not, you know, your actual pee) in a lot of beauty products.

Urea found in skincare products is highly concentrated: skincare products will have 10-15% concentrations of urea, and your urine will have less than even 5%. So, basically, if you want the perks of pee, your pee isn't even the best option.

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This Maybelline concealer contains urea, in case you were wondering which products you have that might.

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This Clinique BB Cream contains urea, too.

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Instead of using a q-tip drenched in home-made urea, you could also pay money to be able to do that.

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This acne treatment system by Bliss (who, to their credit, have amazing spas!) contains urea as a minor ingredient.

  1. But the question still remains... would you use urine in your skincare routine?

    Yeah, cut out the middleman. Why pay for what I produce?
    Get away from me. Don't even look at me.

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