Home : Beauty tips : Skin : Acne and zit tips : Toothpaste for acne and zits

(382) comments about this tip

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!)

Visitors comments

I found that if you have a pimple that needs to be popped at night before you go to bed then the best thing to do is to pop it then put a little bit of toothpaste over the pimple. It works. I do that alot and wake up the next day and all I can see is a little dot. You should keep it on all night. then wash it off with warm water. Don't put the toothpaste all over your face. just the areas that need it. :)
It works great Comments By: :) on 2010-07-01
It's actually SUPPOSED to burn, it's kind of like a sign it's working. Just put a dab on there, and wash it off later. But I do suggest avoiding the eye area, and it's not supposed to make it vanish, it just makes it increase in size.
Really Works! Comments By: Lauren on 2010-07-02
So basically toothpaste works as a chemical to dry out the pimple. A lot of acne treatments do the exact same thing. I wouldn't say toothpaste is any better than an over the counter acne treatment, but it will work. If you have sensitive skin and you can't use certain over the counter treatments or face washes, then don't try toothpaste! But for normal to oily skin, this works. It will take a couple of days...but it should reduce redness and the pimple size. I like to use Colgate acne treatment, regular paste. It burns a bit, but it definitely reduces redness!
Just try it. Comments By: Kimmy on 2010-07-07
Right now, I have little dabs of Aqua-fresh Iso-active foam toothpaste on my acne areas. It doesn't burn at all, it actually feels awesome, like you're using a minty face mask. Everyone's skin is different so yes, be careful on what you use. That's why we find things that we can feel comfortable with. I wouldn't necessarily say, "Don't use toothpaste, it doesn't work" or "It burns my skin so don't use it" Maybe it didn't work for you but it might work for someone else. Every acne remedy has it's pro's and con's. Just like everything else in life. Just try this method, if it doesn't work, you're bound to find another and another, so on and so forth, until you find that one remedy that does work. Just keep in mind, take every remedy with some bit of caution. :]
Eh. Comments By: Anon on 2010-07-05
Toothpaste on un-popped pimples works MAGIC. But if it's open, and scabbed, it does nothing but makes them red!
just do this. Comments By: may2010 on 2010-07-06
Dont waste your time with toothpaste. Just go to your doctor, and ask him/her if epiduo is right for you. I have used it for allmost a year and it has done wonders for my skin.
Good for when you don't have money for acne products ! Comments By: Christina on 2010-07-09
Toothpaste worked really good on my face . It was clear the next day of acne , but some people cant put toothpaste on their face because the strong flavor of it might turn your face red or make it peel , if you know what i mean . But other than that it works good .
Honestly.. Comments By: Chicagoo :) on 2010-07-10
I would rather have a hole in my face, than a pimple. Especially the huge underground ones that don't pop. I call them undergrounders. I HATE THEM!!!!!
IT REALLY W0RKS Comments By: Megan on 2010-07-12
Works! Comments By: Anon on 2010-07-13
I had A big zit on my lip, I used colgate total plus and rubbed it all over the zit, I left it for 30 minutes then washed it off, it helped open up the zit so I could get out puss and dirt and stuff.
ouch Comments By: anon on 2010-07-19
don't use the cinnamon rush it burns
IT TRULY DEPENDS Comments By: Rick 17 on 2010-07-21
My skin does not get to many pimples, and
being almost acne free this summer has been quite awesome. However a few had recently popped up and I had grad parties to go to. I quickly dabbed some toothpaste on and after dried I rinsed it off. The pimples looked just a tiny bit smaller. When I got home that night I continued appling toothpaste. I did this for the next day or two until today when I woke up in the morning and rinsed off my face. I found two big red spots where the toothpaste had been. What I have learned is that toothpaste can be good for fighting acne depending on your skin and the type of paste. DO NOT USE TOOTHPASTE if your skin is even a little sensitive. DO NOT use it overnight. And for the paste, I have heard that the more mint it contains the better. Good luck to anyone using this so called remedy, and be very careful! Time to figure out how to heal these dried out red marks. For all of those who got marks like these, I will keep posted to let you know what gets rid of them!

Works, but for me u gotta be careful Comments By: AcneHelprt on 2010-07-29
Ok so really it does work but you should be careful.
I used this sensitive toothpaste, i dont have sensitive skin but it did help the size of the pimples but not the glow..it keeps it red WHEN YOU USE IT OVER NIGHT. so I'm gonna try it tonight to do it for 30-45 minutes, and then wash it off. I also use face wash, prescribed face pads, and proactive cream, cream works WONDERS if toothpaste dont help. But crest burns, colgate nd pretty much any other normal over the counter toothpaste that you can buy at a store, should work. This might be confusing, but EVERYONES SKIN IS DIFFERENT, u can try it but IT MAY/MAY NOT WORK FOR YOU, it all depends. Be very careful on how much you use and the time frame you use it for. Small dabs and 30-45 should do the trick for people who don't have very or no sensitive/ oily skin, I would suggest for people who dry skin. I'll update later if the 30 minute thing works better than overnight. Thanks for reading. And if I were you, give it a try. If it works, it works, if it doesn't, there's always methods to clear up or hide it. :)

it is okay Comments By: anon on 2010-07-31
The solution worked okay but I am thinking if there's a way to take minor bump break outs so I can go out later in peace
DONT DO IT IF YOU HAVE SENITIVE SKIN , I HAVE A BETTER FIX ! Comments By: D'andra on 2010-08-01
I did something really stupid, I have senitive skin and I had this pimple in the middle of my face a little higher than my eyebrows but anyway I wanted it to go away fast ! So I thought if I put toothpaste overnight it will go away . Well I woke up and washed it off and I had a big reed dot and the pimple was gone but an hour later I checked it and it was actually a burn and it was WAY worse than it started !

HELP: if you made the same mistake I did all you can do is wait, I say you should leave it alone don't touch it and you can put Face lotion on and wash your face 3 times a day and apply the face lotion.

BETTER FIX: if you have sensitive skin like myself I highly reccomend you stay away from chemical scrubs or creams. I actually heard and use this homemade scrub. Its 2 tablespoons of honey and 1 tablespoon of brown sugar. Its works, and you can see the results in a few days. This is a better way and safer way.

Anyway, good luck annd I hope this helped (:

Burning...well it's your own fault! Comments By: Kayla on 2010-08-02
I used Aquafresh for 5 minutes then washed off with warm water then patted my skin dry with a clean towel. It did wonders. I had over 50 small zits and 1 huge one, they were all very red. After the 1st time I used it I had about 15 zits and they were all very light. I have sensitive skin as well. IT ONLY BURNS IF YOU LEAVE IT ON TOO LONG! BE CAREFUL WHEN USING AND YOU WON'T HAVE THIS PROBLEM!Good luck to first time users, and remember to go with less time rather than more, just to be on the safe side...
Gave my skin red blotches Comments By: ohboy on 2010-08-03

Ask a question Send in a tip Contact TipKing Books Privacy Disclaimer Feed
Tipking 2000-2011 All rights reserved Last update: Thu Nov 17 2011