One of the most notable benefits of urine therapy for acne is that it is all-natural, as it is completely produced by the body. Urine is also said to contain vitamins and minerals, as well as antibacterial and anti-fungal compounds that can effectively treat mild to severe forms of acne. Urine therapy or “urotherapy” also does not cost much and is readily accessible for anyone and everyone.
Urine therapy for acne is probably one of the most natural forms of treatment available, though not necessarily the most agreeable. Laboratory analyses show that more than 90% of urine is primarily water, and the other 10% consists of urea, ammonia, salt, and other minerals, all of which are said to have healing properties and acne-fighting ability. Urea especially is a very potent antibacterial and anti-fungal agent and is, in fact, used for treating skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema. It is also said to hydrate the skin, along with the urine salt that also helps the skin retain moisture, preventing the skin from drying out, as many chemical acne treatments do.
Urine is often assumed to be “dirty” and to contain micro-organisms and bacteria, but the contrary is true; it has been proven to be “sterile” and germ-free, and is even said to be cleaner than distilled water. Aside from being sterile, it also contains a lot of other vitamins and minerals in small doses. Urine is actually fluid filtered from the blood and contains elements absorbed in the bloodstream that are not needed. For example, if a person ingested too much vitamin C, the kidney flushes out the excess by excreting urine. Aside from vitamins and minerals like vitamins B, C, iron, and zinc, the urine also contains amino acids like tryptophan, lysine, and methionine, making urine therapy for acne possibly effective.
Urine therapy for acne is also very cost-effective, as the person under the treatment does not really have to buy anything, and urine is very easy to obtain. One might, however, have to buy certain foods and beverages to produce more “nutritious” urine. Some of these foods would include fruits and vegetables, cranberry juice, and apple cider vinegar. Alternative medicine experts also advise using “morning urine,” or the first amount of fluid excreted after waking up, as this has the most concentration of vitamins and urea. Two methods of urine therapy for acne are oral intake and topical application, though the latter is often preferred and may produce faster and better results due to direct absorption of the skin.