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Does windex work on zits?

Nickers needs to know: Does Windex, the window cleaner, work on pimples? Because I just saw “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” and they said to “Windex it.” Like put some on a cotton ball and dab it on. Is it true?

The Right Brain responds:

We hate to break bad on scientific beauty advice from any major motion picture, especially a block buster romantic comedy such as this, but with all due respect: FORGET ABOUT IT!

Windex is a mixture of water, rubbing alcohol and some industrial solvents. Yes, it might help degrease your oily skin and it might even kill off a few acne causing bacteria, but it won’t work as well as pimple medications that you buy in the store. And it might even irritate your skin and make your pimples worse. Stick with Clearasil! (By the way, you’ll feel 13% smarter if you read our explanation of what causes acne.)

Or if you really want to try something different, check out the Zeno Zit Zapper. Yes, it’s expensive but it really works!

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  • Emily July 4, 2017, 10:54 pm

    Oml that u guys i was about to try it

  • Cece March 5, 2018, 2:50 am

    I beg to differ.. I use it religiously on min. I have pco which causes horrible boil like pimples and it works magic… Take Windex, put it on a bandaid andleave it on over night and it’s pulls out all the nastyness over night ! I recommend

    • Perry Romanowski March 12, 2018, 2:58 pm

      Anecdotal evidence is not good evidence to drive your behavior. Windex has not been proven safe and effective to treat zits.

      • Vic pedersen January 16, 2019, 12:08 pm

        I have a bowl where I collect my zit grease to reuse when cooking for guests. I remove the windex first

  • Vic Pedersen January 16, 2019, 12:06 pm

    I use windex for everything from windows, to toilet slime to my greasy, zity face and lower backside. Not only has it improved my skin, but people keep making comment like they can see their face in my butt.

  • Zolo Estrada January 3, 2020, 4:28 am

    I’ve used windex plenty of time.
    It’s has removed many of nasty zit from hard to get places on my bottom