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Is rubbing alcohol good for your face?

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βˆ™ 2006-07-26 11:06:42

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Not really. Rubbing alcohol will remove the oils which protect the skin from drying out. If you are having problems with acne, be careful when using rubbing alcohol to remove excess oil. Your skin needs some protection from the atmosphere,so completely removing all skin oil can lead to inflamion, dryness, and cracking of the skin. You are probably better off using a good soap on a regular basis to keep your skin clean. i use it for my face it clears up my skin the only thing is if you use it on a constant basis it will dry out your skin

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Can you get drunk from drinking rubbing alcohol?

Rubbing alcohol is extremely poisonous and if ingested it will lead to headaches nausea, vomiting, anesthesia and coma. <><><><> Above is good answer. Rubbing alcohol is isopropyl alcohol, which is poisonous. DRINKING alcohol is ethyl alcohol.

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Does rubbing alcohol have acetone in it?

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What do you get when you mix rubbing alcohol and water?

Basically you get weaker rubbing alcohol. Rubbing alcohol is already a mixture of water and isopropyl alcohol.

Can rubbing alcohol get off washable marker from paper?

Rubbing alcohol is often a good way to take ink off of non-porous surfaces. Unfortunately, paper is absorbent and likely to be ruined by the rubbing alcohol. You cannot use rubbing alcohol to take washable marker off of paper.

Can you drink rubbing alcohol as an internal disinfectant?

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What is rubbing alcohol made out of?

It is a mixture of denatured alcohol, water and agents added to make the alcohol unpalatable to drink and sometimes colorants. There are two common types of rubbing alcohol, Isopropyl Rubbing Alcohol and Ethyl Alcohol Rubbing Alcohol.

Will rubbing alcohol show up in a urine drug test?

rubbing alcohol will not show on a drug test unless you drink it, which would not be a good idea.

Is rubbing alcohol inflammable?

No, rubbing alcohol is very flammable.

Does water or rubbing alcohol dissolve the fastest?

rubbing alcohol.

Is rubbing alcohol an example of suspension?

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Is Rubbing alcohol polar?

Yes, rubbing alcohol is polar because all alcohol is polar. :) Yes, rubbing alcohol is polar because all alcohol is polar. :)

Can rubbing alcohol cure acne?

Ive read on so many websites that rubbing alcohol does not work for acne, but i am living proof that it can and does. My acne was horribly bad. Im 29 and still had the acne of a 15 year old. I got tired of the breakouts and the constant oiliness and so i started cleaning my face with face wash then i would scrub my face with alcohol then apply benzoyle peroxide. Now my face looks and feels alot better. So my vote? YES rubbing alcohol does work!

Is rubbing alcohol the same as Isopropyl alcohol?

Yes, rubbing alcohol is a common name for isopropyl alcohol.

Can you use isopropyl alcohol for rubbing alcohol?

Isopropyl alcohol and rubbing alcohol are not the same thing. For most uses, yes you can. This is because: • Rubbing alcohol may contain either isopropyl alcohol or ethanol. • Rubbing alcohol is a mixture of compounds (type of denatured alcohol) whereas isopropyl alcohol is not.

Is Benzyl Alcohol the same as rubbing alcohol?

No, Benzyl alcohol is C6H5CH2OH, rubbing alcohol is isopropyl alcohol is (CH3)2CHOH

What happens if you drink 4 or more ounces of rubbing alcohol?

There is nothing good that can come of drinking 4 or more ounces of rubbing alcohol. You will get very sick.