You may have heard that putting hand sanitizer on a pimple will get rid of the bacteria and dry it up? NOT TRUE!
Dermatologists at Stony Brook University say putting hand sanitizer on acne will only make things worse. First, your skin will produce even more oil to compensate for the drying effect. And the active ingredients in the gel can irritate the skin on your face. As a result, you can get more pimples and redness as a rebound effect. So, don’t do it. Instead, use a product that’s made to fight pimples on your face that contains benzoyl peroxide.