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What is lava soap and is it safe/good for acne?

i have bad acne

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No, no, no. It contains pumice which is very abrasive. Helpful when you have dirty, grimy hands but way too rough for your face.

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Thanks for mentioning that - I was a little bit unsure about whether or not to recommend a soap named after rock :)

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(Like MonaSez said below, lava soap isn't what you should use, but here's an edited cut and paste from an answer I gave to an similar question regarding getting rid of acne.)


Acne is essentially pores clogged with dirt. All remedies are attempts to clean that dirt out.

Two simple options are as follows:

The quicker way: Use alcohol towelettes twice a day - any more, and you risk doing more harm than good. You should have definite positive changes appearing within one to two weeks.

The slower, but slightly more easily accessible way: Wash your face with soft soap twice a day. This should do the same thing, but depending on your soap, it may take longer than the first.

Best of luck :)

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According to my research, LAVA SOAP is an abrasive hand cleanser for tough days on the job in grimy situations so, no because your face is a lot more sensitive than your hands. Instead try something like CLEAN AND CLEAR or SIMPLE (which is currently what im using and it works really well.) never use hand or body soap on your face it can ruin your face

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not good for acne just for cleaning grime off hands

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Use a cleanser w salicylic acid like one from Neutragena. Clean 2 times a day. Wet your face with warm water and massage. Leave it on for 2 mins to get the full effect of the salts iliac acid. It breaks down dead skin cells. Rise with warm water. Apply a small amount of oil free moisturizer. Neutragena makes one too. If you dry your skin out but don't use a moisturizer, you skin will produce excess oil to compensate. Don't pick. But if you do, wash your hands and nails before touching another area to avoid spreading bacteria.

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I have one

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