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Pepto-Bismol is well known for soothing your sour stomach but did you know it can also be a great face mask?  In the same way that Pepto-Bismol breaks down oil and acids in your digestive system, it breaks down any on your face.


Pepto-Bismol contains an ingrediant called bismuth subsalicylate – a common ingredient in facial creams.  Salicylate is also used in over-the-counter acne products to gently exfoliate areas that are more oily, or built up with dead skin, black and white heads.

This is a great home remedy that very few people know about.

To create your Pepto-Bismol face mask you put about two teaspoons of the pink stuff on your face, and then let it dry.  Leave it on your face at least 15 but no more than 30 minutes.  Rinse it away with warm water.

Your skin should feel much smoother, now that you have gotten rid of some of the built up dead skin and given your face a deep cleansing and dried up some of the excess oils.

A word of warning though, you should be careful as Pepto-Bismol can irritate sensitive skin.  You also don’t want to use this too often.   Some would say no more than a few times a year.  This isn’t something you want to be putting on your face all of the time.

Pepto-Bismol Face Mask