Woman claims drinking her dog's urine got rid of her acne in shocking video

In case those all-natural DIY creams, simple diet tweaks and easy lifestyle swaps don't do the trick for clear skin, you can always drink your pet's urine.

Yes. One woman was so fed up with those pimples that she drank her dog's urine -- and now, she's claiming that it's not only gotten rid of her stubborn skin, but helped her with depression and also gave her a "natural glow." 

"Many of you have asked me how I always look so good, how my makeup always looks so perfect, or how I always have this natural glow," explained Lynn Lew in the now-viral video on Facebook, alongside her dog.

"Here's my secret," she continues, before collecting her dog's urine in a cup and taking a sip.

But before you go ahead and try this yourself, you may want to try other options. Seriously, there are *many* other alternatives.

Explained holistic nutritionist Joy McCarthy to Allure, "urine therapy" has been around since ancient times. While urine is filled with water, electrolytes, trace proteins and enzymes, "there are far better ways to get healthy than drinking dog urine." Agreed. 

RELATED: Acne remedies that are total myths 

7 PHOTOS
Acne remedies that are total myths
See Gallery
Acne remedies that are total myths

While toothpaste can act like a mask to pull impurities out of your skin, it can also dry out the skin, leaving you with larger issues than when you started. What’s worse, if you use a gel toothpaste instead, the gel can sting and burn your skin, causing a whole slew of other issues.

The antiseptic properties of lemon juice can help to rid your skin of bacteria, which can help with acne, however if you’ve got sensitive skin or your skin is exposed to the sun while lemon juice is on the surface, redness and rash can occur.

One popular method of acne treatment is to puncture the capsule of a Advil Liqui-Gels and use the gel as a topical treatment. While the anti-inflammatory properties will help swelling to go down, the gel won’t absorb into the skin enough to make a difference.

The juice of a tomato can deliver vitamin A to your skin, making it glow, but won’t do very much for pimples. If you’ve got an extreme case of acne, tomatoes won’t make things worse, but it won’t clear up your skin, either.

If you’re looking to do away with an entire layer of skin, a chemical peel may be what you’re looking for, but it won’t actually help with acne. By removing the external layer of skin, it temporarily gets rid of spots and makes a more shallow space for scars to settle into, but it won’t actually get rid of your acne.

It’s true that eye drops can help reduce the redness of a pimple if used as a spot treatment, but that’s about as far as they’ll get you. Eye drops won’t actually clear up any acne that you’re trying to treat.

While the sun does dry out pimples and help to clear up your skin, the backlash is far worse. The pimples come back even more aggressively than when they started, so you may have clear skin for a couple of days, but the long term result will be much harder to deal with.

HIDE CAPTION
SHOW CAPTION
of
SEE ALL
BACK TO SLIDE

Read Full Story