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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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Depends on what toothepaste Comments By: Anon on 2009-06-25
CREST BURNS!!! i never tried aquafresh... but 1 that really worked on my was tom's organic toothpaste! i dabbed some on a zit and the next day, it was gone!!! and i was like... omg... mom this toothepaste really worked maybe you shoud use it for your zit! lol... but yeah... try tom's organic toothepaste.
Another success story Comments By: K-Swan on 2009-06-27
I have a very healthy diet with lots of fruits, veggies and water. My skin still breaks out like crazy, and I'm 26. Whoever said pimples stop with your teen years was lying. Anyway I use toothpaste on my pimples about once a week (unless my skin is clear) and it works like a charm. I use white paste, slather it on in a thin layer and let it dry. After 15-20 minutes I rinse it off with a warm washcloth and pat dry.

It tingles, but doesn't burn. It leaves my face extremely clean and refreshed. When I do it it's before bed so my face doesn't get dirty with the outdoors and daily activity. I find this works best.

The general rule is that if it hurts, don't do it. If your skin is sensitive, then take it off. Don't leave it on over night. Once it dries it loses its potency anyway, so you'll end up with crusty pillows and no extra success.

don't expect this to work like a miracle. It definitely helps, but won't take a mega zit away overnight. Be patient! Keep your skin clean and your body hydrated, as that definitely helps!

Crack Comments By: Lady on 2009-06-27
Didn't do anything but put a huge crack through it. Oh yeah, and burn.
it works just fine if u have the right type Comments By: lemke todd on 2009-07-03
i use colgate whitening with oxygen bubbles and it works really good as a mask because it drys it up and kills the bacteara that is thare because it has baking soda and perxide with are bolth known to kill zitz and a side afect is if u have a cloged nose it clears it up really fast
Burned Comments By: Ivana on 2009-07-03
Hey. I used Aquafresh Toothpaste (not the gel, i made sure) and now there is a hole in my face. Can someone tell me how to get it off PLEASE!!!!!!!
Kinda Comments By: Karrie on 2009-07-08
It works but it just makes it smaller but don't go by my say because people have different skin types.
Depends what your skin is like. Comments By: Anon on 2009-07-09
It didn't work for me but maybe it will for other people. When I tried it I put it on my chin (not a whole lot) and left it over night and it burned so badly so I was thinking that meant it was working, then I went into the bathroom the next morning and it looked like a I had a terrible rash and like I broke out more and it was all red,and it is still not gone and I use it in October of 2008! If you have sensitive skin or second thoughts don't use it. But my suggestion on using tooth paste for acne..don't use it.
i didnt leave it on all night Comments By: Avery on 2009-07-12
i didnt leave it on all night cuz of the horror storys. but i left the toothpaste on for a good 30mins and now, its even redder that before but no burns! :)
Burn Marks Comments By: Lamar on 2009-07-11
I used a Colgate brand with a cavity protection, the next day my skin was extremely red wherever i used it. Then it was like a heavy brown burn mark on my chin. If this happens to you, use hydro-cordozone.
RIGHT THIS SECOND!!!! Comments By: Avery on 2009-07-11
i have toothpaste on this insanely HUGE zit on my nose!!! it itches a lot!!!! I'll tell you how it works out tomorrow!!!!
It messed up my skin, I'm scared Comments By: Dia on 2009-07-17
Well I used to see my brother using it all the time, and he swears by it, so last night I put it on and went to sleep. When I woke up today I have a huge reddish-brown burn on my whole cheek and it hurts so bad. It isn't a "hole", but I'm afraid its going to scar my face! I'm hoping that it will peel off or something, but reading all of these have freaked me out. So yeah, not sure whats going to happen to my face...
Toothpaste should stay on your teeth, don't chance it :(

Works Comments By: Kristen on 2009-07-18
I have really sensitive skin. Last night I used some for twenty minutes, and it hurt, but worked and didn't burn holes. Today I used a different toothpaste and even though I have sensitive skin, it didn't hurt at all. If it burns you try something different!
idk if it works Comments By: Anon on 2009-07-24
i put some on my face at night( just where the pimples are) and it worked. my mom had told me that toothpaste will make pimples look smaller and less red and it really did!! it didnt burn my skin or leave holes in my face :) haha it worked for me and i hope that it works for you thx and good luck with ur acne
face pimps since 3rd grade Comments By: cap on 2009-08-08
i got my first one in 3rd grade but it didnt get bad till 4th, im in 7th now and i get picked on alot and turned down buy girls all the time becus of my acne.after i wile you get sick of fighting it and dont care. i just put on some crest and it does burn im trying to deside if im going to leve it on over night or not?
I tried it and believe me Comments By: Megan on 2009-08-09
I tried it and believe me it doesnt work. I was desperate and heard it would work so i did it and im still red and hella dry...dont do it
PLEASE DON'T EVER: Comments By: The Wondering One on 2009-08-10
Ok, here is the deal; I am in year 7, right. but it is the summer holidays at the momment, so i will be in year 8 in a week. I get spots really bad, Whenever they go they come straight back. one after the other, one after the other. truth is, there is nothing that can get rid of them in just one hour or whatever. it takes time, i tried everything, but please, please don't use Toothpaste. - Any kind of it, seriously. I used it, and left it over night. I woke up and i had burns all over my face-my spots were still there, yes. it has been over a year, and they are still not gone. It's horrible, don't ever ever try it. It'll only ruin your whole entire life - like mine. tbh, you just have to wait for them to go. It's a whole part of growing up. Although I seem to be the only one in my year with spots; which is really annoying... hmmph! oh well. right, I use: TCP, [yes it does sting sometimes, but it's only stinging because it is fighting the infection. if you really want them to go quicker then you will put up with it]. Sudocream [Sudocream works really well for drying up spots. and creating a scab, but when you do get the scab; don't pick it. it will be come within a day and your spot will have too. just put up with it!] - Tee Tree Oil is amazing, it drys them up like, really quick. I'd recommend that. And finally, just drink lots of water and with the right sort of diet-ta'da! spots no more. I really hope this has helped. But I just don't want anything like what happend to me to happen to anyone else. So please, don't do it! Thanks.

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