urine therapy. on face?
26 Jan 11
yup i agree to my fellow responsers. it's quite disgusting to try this. well considering it really does make something good for your face but still, it contains a lot of bacteria or wastes from our body right? i wouldn't do things like this because St. Ives works for me. Lol. I think the salts and the acidic content of the urine makes it possible for the bacteria of the acne to be killed, but it would make your skin dry in consequence. AND stink perhaps? LOL. i heard stuff too that urine also helps to prevent your hands from too much sweating? many people have said that's true.
12 Feb 11
Sorry to break it to you, but St Ives definately uses urea in their products. This product description has ingredients listed towards the middle of the page, and you'll see it contains urea. http://www.boots.com/en/St-Ives-Gentle-Apricot-Facial-Scrub-150ml_1110529/ sorry
26 Jan 11
I've met someone from another Asian country who believes in urine therapy and he uses his own urine to cure every malady he's got. He even thinks drinking his urine is beneficial so I guess this person wouldn't have qualms about using urine to wash his face. But of course I can't blame him or say gross or say he's wrong. From where he's from that was the practice.
25 Jan 11
Well, actually it is an ingredient, which is also in urine called "urea". It is a synthetic product though (most of the time). It is a very good ingredient for the skin. I have used several medicated creams before, as I have flaky awful skin problems, and these creams have contained urea. One popular one in my country is called eucerin. It is quite pricey, but it does the job. It does not smell like wee by the way
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25 Jan 11
I don't know, it might work, but I wouldn't do it, but this does bring up what urine does do, and that is get rid of or prevent athletes foot. I know people who have done this and it is easier for a guy then a girl. What you do is when you get into the shower, aim the urine where you have either athlete foot problem or where you normally get it. The acid in the urine stops any fungus from growing. This info is not from a site or medical paper, but a couple people I know who do this and says it works.. That said, the acid may also work on acne..