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Toothpaste for acne and zits

Any over the counter toothpaste can be a good remedy for acne and zits. Dab a small amount of paste, just enough to cover the zit. Allow it to dry and then wipe off with luke warm water, then apply again. Do this before bed and you'll will find that the zit has lost it's glow (you'll also smell sweet peppermint dreams!)


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great Comments By: mandar on 2004-07-25
tooth paste really works
 
Amazing Comments By: Dani on 2004-08-04
A lot of people say not to use toothpaste, because it burns. It all depends on what kind you use. I've worked with this, and have found that Crest burns. Crest burns and it doesn't do a thing for zits. Use Aquafresh. Remember, it won't work if you've already picked the zit, though!

The best way to do this is to wash you face, apply a little aquafresh directly to the zit, and let it stay over night.

When you wake up, it will be noticably smaller.

 
Bad idea Comments By: adrianfallaize on 2004-08-09
I heard this a wile back and I placed a lot on my face, then I found my skin was peeling, like I had been burnt. Ruined my skin. Don't do it please
 
toothpaste Comments By: Christie on 2004-08-19
I used colgate w baking soda, but I use it as a face mask for 30 min avoiding the eye area. It works great & reduces redness. But I dont put gobs of it on I just use a thin layer over the whole face.

Also your skin will feel increadibly clean. People w dry or sensitive might just want to stay away all together.

 
Smaller Comments By: bob on 2004-08-27
Toothpaste definatley does work, it makes you zits smallers. It doesn't go away completly, but makes it smaller.
 
Be careful Comments By: William on 2004-08-29
I was told by a friend to use toothpaste on your pimples. Toothpaste is a BASIC (opposite to acidic) product which when placed on the skin, eats at the fatty oils and proteins of the pimple and surrounding skin.

For me the toothpaste works in that it keeps the pimples down to a minimum however i do use it with much caution. I used to use Clearasil facial wipes and it gave me nasty skin after chemically burning tissue under my skin.

Tooth paste can also burn a hole in your face so i wouldn't dream of using it over night. Try putting it on for a short period of time and then washing it off. If it irritates stop immediately.

If it does the job, well good for you.

 
DO NOT USE Comments By: Katie on 2004-09-05
I used colgate on my face to get rid of a nasty zit, i left it on for about an hour and it compleatly burned my skin, its been 2 weeks since ive done that, and the burn hasnt gotten much better, so dont use it.
 
refreshing Comments By: Spazzarific14 on 2004-09-13
i believe this helps to some degree. but i cant and wont guarantee it will work for all of us teens. but if u try it only apply a little bit. warm water, thin layer let set 2-3 min @ first then maybe longer let it tingle a little but not burn thats bad.then rinse with warm water. and also i use suave facial cleanser and st. ives apricot gentle scrub it seems to help a great deal.
 
take some time Comments By: preeya on 2004-09-21
it takes some time to get the acne to go away though..
 
.... Comments By: Ronald R. Humigburg on 2004-10-10
Um.. i dont think it is possible to burn holes in your skin with toothpaste...Actually that is by far physically impossible.. unless a reaction with another chemical occured, in which that case... would also be very slim
 
works wonders Comments By: holly on 2004-10-18
I use Colgate toothpaste on the zit(not my whole face) every morning and night for about 10 seconds. About the next day there isn't a trace. It sounds dumb but I swear by it.
 
Used It, YAHOO! Comments By: Slim Jim on 2004-10-18
I was completely oblivious to using lemon or toothpaste, but after adding that to my list of moisturizers, I have now clear skin and boys are practically DROOLING over me! Thank you, inventor of toothpaste! :D
 
Tooth paste...YAY Comments By: Anon on 2004-11-04
Toothpaste really does work and I do it all the time! I even leave it on over night and never has it burned a whole in my face! It had not bad effect at all! Everyone should try it!
 
Das is sehr gut!! Comments By: Heidibrant on 2004-11-13
sehr gut!! ya das is gut!! exellant!! ich bin sehr schon!! toothpaste mache miene skin sehr schon!! but das is sehr sehr interasant!!
 
DONT EVER EVER USE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Comments By: . on 2005-01-07
TOOTPASTE IS A MYTH !! AND IF YOU FEEL YOU MUST USE SOME IT WILL ONLY STOP THE SZIT IN ITS TRACK. BUT I AND OTHERS I KNOW HAVE USED IT BEFORE( JUST THE ONCE ) WE WERE LEFT WITH EXTREME BURNS AS IF CAUSED BY HOT WATER. IT TOOK UP TO SIX MONTHS BEFORE EVER SIGN OF BURNT SKIN HAD STARTED TO CLEAR UP CORRECTLY..
IT WRECKED MY LIFE... NEVER USE I BEG YOU.

 
DEPENDS WHAT TOOTHPASTE U USE!!!!!!! Comments By: Anonymous on 2005-01-17
Ok, heres how it goes. I tried it out. Yeah, it burns like a mofo, that is, IF u use Crest. And i only applied it for 10 minutes before than pain was too much for me to bear. However, if u use aqua fresh, it works well. Also remember, EVERYONE HAS DIFFERENT SKIN!!!!!! I cant stress that enough. It pisses me off to see ppl arguing like crazy because it worked for someone and not the other. PPL HAVE DIFFERENT SKIN. There are alot of other methods u can use, such as lemon, ive even heard of applying yogurt on ur face. Just remember, ppl have different skin, and what works for others may not work for u.



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