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Suffering with acute acne that seems to have substantially decreased with leaving dettol overnight on the face. Is this method safe?

Hello Doctor, I am 28 yrs, female suffering from acute acne since 4 years. Of late I started applying dettol (non diluted) on face and leaving it over night and washing it in the morning. It has worked for me as the acne has decreased substantially. I wonder how safe this might be for the skin? Please advise...Thanks & Regards.
Asked On : Wed, 31 Oct 2012
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As you had mentioned that after dettol application your acne has decreased & that has being working for you. Its not safe practise. Its true that poor hygiene aggrevates acne so try to use a cetaphil cleansing lotion for cleaning your face. There are many topical antiacne creams & lotions that work well on acne. Try to consult your dermatologist, looking at your skin condition your doctor will prescibe you the suitable treatment.
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