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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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only use colgate cavity protection toothpaste Comments By: hailey on 2010-02-25
if you use any other you cold dammage your skin. only dab not rub only cover the zit or boil you want to get rid of. leave it on over night and waash your face in the morning to get the dried toothpaste off. use every night till your zit or boil disappears use a spot treatment if you want to get rid of it faster
 
Types matter Comments By: Cassie on 2010-03-22
First i tryed crest..then i was reading about comments and i heard it was horrible and i did feel alot of burning! i quickly washed it off and put on some colgate. this one tingled but all face washes do!! it works!!!
 
YES USE IT!!!! Comments By: Prince J on 2010-03-06
I have been using Crest blue toothpaste with Cool Peppermint. I spread it across my whole face everynight before going to bed, and then use hot water with a washcloth in the morning to wipe it off for the day. I have been using it since the end of December 2009 and today is March 06, 2010. I am seriously acne-free and I have had bad acne since i am 12, i will be 20 on June 29, 2010! I am so thanksful for toothpaste--- IT WORKS WONDERS!!!
 
Definate thumbs up!! Comments By: anon on 2010-03-10
I suffered from acne for 7years. I personally don't leave it on my skin to dry as my skin is quite sensitive. I wash my face with it in the shower. wash your face with water for couple minutes to open pores, then rub it in your skin, leave for 30-40 seconds and then wash it off. Have been using it every day for about a month (oil free moisturiser) and has virtually cleared my mild to severe acne. I use sensodyne whitening. Now all i need is something for the scars =]
 
TOOTH PASTE Comments By: anon on 2010-03-13
i am going to try this out to see how it works for me. i have sensitive skin, so i am only going to have it on for 15 mins. i am using colgate fluoride toothpaste tartar protection crisp mint paste. lets see how this one goes:

1 minute- feels fine, doing good
2 minutes- kinda starting to burn, hardly at all. hopefully that means its doing its job.
3 minute- same
4 minutes- kinda smells minty... yum
5 minutes- the burning is getting no worse, i can definetly handle this
6 minutes- got a little worse, but nothing to bad. dang if this works i am going to use it every day.
7 minutes- same, same, and same.
8 minutes- ditto
9 minutes- so glad im trying this out. so far going along swimmingly
10 minutes- 2 thirds of the way there! wOot!
11 minutes- doesn't burn at all enymore.
12 minutes- la de da de daaaaa
13 minutes- almost done. this better work, cause if it doesn't than i am not going to show my face for another year.
14 minutes- ahhhhh! so close!!!
15 minutes- done! ♥ now going to go wash it off. check back in a min.

ok here's the scoop: it didn't hurt, burn me, or make a hole in my face. also, it didn't do anything. maybe this is more of a long term thing, or maybe not. but to all you sensitive skin people out there, if you are looking for something on the spot, this isn't it. chao!

 
Colgate Comments By: Anna on 2010-03-18
I just tried Colgate toothpaste. It's still on my face, and it burns a little. My friend has Colgate Total, and she's trying it on her forehead tonight...
I hope I get good results back from her. It appears to be working, though... I wonder what other types would be better...

 
Burned Comments By: Bryan on 2010-03-24
I got a burn cause Im retarded and left it on overnight...
When will it be gone and what should I do.

 
It works Comments By: Lyndsay on 2010-03-25
It works for some people and i tried it earlier i put a lil layer of colgate on my face for about 3 to 5 mins and washed it off and applied moisteriser and it greatly reduced my spot size so i will def use it again but not EVERY night Xx
 
NOT A FACE WASH!! Comments By: Anon on 2010-03-27
only on the zit people.
if you think about it, tooth paste is for your teeth. Toothpaste is an accessory to clean and maintain the aesthetics and health of teeth. Its purpose is to scrub off plaque.
Toothpaste contains chemicals which can be VERY toxic toward your facial skin!
SO, DONT BE USING IT AS A FACE WASH!
Apply ONLY to the PIMPLE. The chemicals in it dry out the skin reducing the size of your pimple and taking it's impurities out. IT WILL WORK.
You only want this action to take place in your pimple. Not your healthy skin. Unless you want dry, red, achy epidermis. :]

 
IT WORKS Comments By: Anon on 2010-03-27
I HAVE TOOTHPASTE ON MY FACE RIGHT NOW, ITS MY SECOND NIGHT TRYING IT AND MY ZITS ARE CLEARING UP BUT IT BURNS FOR LIKE 2 MINUTES BUT I THINK THAT MEANS ITS WORKING:)
 
Toothpaste does work Comments By: Alyiah on 2010-03-31
Im a 15 year old girl me and my 18 year old brother have been using this method for years and there was never doubts about it it always worked. after i use th toothpast i put proavtive reparing lotion on so my skin isnt dry and if you have sensitave skin i work recommend you not to use this method
 
THE BURNING IS FROM FLOURIDE Comments By: ME on 2010-04-01
GET A TOOTHPASTE WITHOUT FLOURIDE (E.G TOM'S)
 
It works to a certain point Comments By: anon on 2010-04-03
Yes using toothpaste does help your acne or zits to a certain point thought.getting rid of acne is a long process so don't believe people who say it will get rid of acne overnight.
 
White hard Stuff Comments By: D.K.D.&K.W.G.4EVA on 2010-05-02
Before I found this I was in my bathroom just now and there was this bump lik just under my nostrils and i put toothpaste on and it burned after lik 5 seconds so witha napkin i wiped it of then i notice the bump got smaller so i squeezed and this hard whit stuff came out and it looked kind of lik the stuff that cimes out of ur earhole if u didmt have on a earing on what was that that came out of bump bcuz the ting datz cumz out ur ear ppl call it "worms" ew is it really worms or what iz it...so i search what are th white stuff coming out of my pimple and I foundthis also tha stuff that cam out was not puss oh and also u should try keepin it on for lik a few sec. wipe with a tissue then squeez it work cuz even tho i want 2kno wat was tha white stuff it worked
 
Scared me!! Comments By: Nikita on 2010-05-03
I tried the toothpste for around 1hour and I took it off becuse it was burning really bad and I have dark skin and once I took it off my cheeks were very red and my pores looked huge and it felt like a sunburn I mousterized my skin and left it alone the next day it was still red and it began to peel and I took a shower tonight and the skin came off and my face is bad like the area where the toothpaste was is way lighter then the rest of my face and it hurts and I am in high school and I did not have the prettiest dace but I did not have the ugliest either and now I just don't know what to do just please don't try toothpaste on your face it could scar you it is just to a risk worth taking
 
Kinda Works Comments By: Anon on 2010-05-06
It burns like crazy if you use Crest! I spread some around really thinly but it killed for a few minutes, but then that went away.
 



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