It's a little hard to remember to wipe pee on your face when you're half-asleep in the morning, so I set a wake-up reminder on my phone for my "facial treatment” (it seemed less conspicuous than the original one, "pee on face!!!!"). Similar to before, I waited until my urine was midstream to pee on a cotton swab, wiped it across my face, and let it dry. I usually go on a run in the morning, so I waited until after I worked out to shower -- I still didn't use face wash, but I did rinse the sweaty, pee-tinged residue off my face with water.
After a few days on this new regimen, my skin took a turn for the worse. The tiny red bumps I was trying to eliminate were bigger and redder, and the skin around them drier and scalier. Weird skin reactions call for immediate action, so I stopped my intricate morning pee routine. Soon after, my skin started peeling, and when the peeling stopped a few days later, my face felt softer than it had in months. The bumps were gone and my face was no longer an inflammation zone, but was urine responsible?