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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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Hello all. Yes it is true, toothpaste can help clear up acne. Please keep in mind that you want to use a white toothpaste. Please do not use toothpaste a whitening toothpaste. These whitening toothpastes have agents in them that burn skin and cause irration. Try a plain white toothpaste and it should do the trick. However, this is not recommended for individuals with sensitive skin...you should see a professional.
Wow ya'll Comments By: Anon on 2010-12-26
Ok, so I have used this trick for years. The only problem I have ever had is the burning feeling from certain pastes. For lord sake you only leave it on your skin long enough to get into the zit. 5 to 10 minutes. Not until your skin burns. For those of you saying don't do it, it is probably due to a bad experiance. I'd say you probably don't listen well to the whole only certain kinds of paste and not too long. Some kinds of tooth paste are ment to clean off thick plaque from gums and is too strong for skin.
Crest & Aqua Comments By: Lala on 2010-12-28
Both toothpaste really do help. I rely on toothpaste to keep my face clean. I apply to my whole face for an hour or sleep with it on. I also use it as face wash three times a day and in the shower for my face, back, and chest. When I miss 24 of using toothpaste on my pore, then I starting breaking out like crazy. I rely on toothpaste! Don't use the toothpaste gel (it sticks and burns)!
Really works Comments By: Danielle on 2011-01-01
It really does work. Put it on,then go to sleep with it on. The next morning. Its nearly gone!!
Apply before shower Comments By: Justin on 2011-01-05
my friend told me about this and it works to a certain degree, i apply it to spots before i take a shower and the next day the spots aare usually smaller
Depends On Toothpaste Type Comments By: Anon on 2011-01-17
I used Crest and it burned my face!! Then i put on a gel toothpaste...and tht burned too! I want to get Aquafresh cause tht one seems to work, but we went to the store to buy crest already....grr, but yeah, try it with Aquafresh first..
if i'm trying it u should Comments By: cassie on 2011-02-01
so i was reading a magazine and it sayed a easy way to get rid of pimples is to put toothpast on it but i did not belife . so i gooogled it and found this website . and well i tryed it . and gess wat im 12:) well lets see if it woeks :)
idk Comments By: lilly on 2011-01-29
I used kirkland pro complete fluoride toothpaste and it kinda burned but i think it might be the thoothpaste you should give it a try....
WORKS Comments By: RyRy1 on 2011-02-04
it burns a bit when you first put it on but after 15 mins i whipped it off with luke warm water and my spots redness had pritty much gone down straight away. i use aquafresh toothpaste works a treat. i dont get spot often so i only had 2/3 of them dont know if this will work with people who have spot prone skin
IT WORKS Comments By: kat on 2011-02-04
ok it dose work ok im 12 and it works , but if u have sinstive skin it can hurt but it dose work so take a advice from a 11 year old turning 12
It's no myth...it works! Comments By: Shanelle on 2011-02-04
It has been proven that using toothpaste really does help clear up acne. It was actually on the show "The Doctors"....BUT BE SURE TO USE TOOTHPASTE THAT DOES NOT WHITEN!!! the chemicals in the toothpast that whiten your teeth WILL burn you skin. You just have to use a regular toothpaste! Good luck :-)
Toothpaste Is Excellent! Comments By: ANON on 2011-02-09
No matter how many expensive products that say they will reduce spots or prevent is a load of manure for some people like myself. However thankfully toothpaste works for me as I have bad acne. Cleansing my face then applying toothpaste on over night reduces the size by a lot.
works for me Comments By: tomer on 2011-02-09
well... i guess some ppl get some probs.
i know i'm considered to have my skin a little bit sensitive.
any ways, to the point, so i just decided to put a very tiny bit of toothpaste on the middle of each zit or bumps i had on my face after my shower, left it for the night, and the morning i woke up it was pretty clean. my advice, try a tiny bit on a tip of one zit and c if it works for you. mine did great and im keeping it as a habit till its all gone.
hope i helped :P

aquafresh only Comments By: neil on 2011-02-14
people listen carefully aquafresh the most responsive to spots trust me gotta be overnite dow but yeah it works and it dont burn
DONT DO IT! Comments By: Dissapointed on 2011-02-24
I just woke up to find that I had acne, and I am really young to have acne. It was all over my chin and nose so I used toothpaste and it DIDN'T work. It burned my face and my face is all red. I suggest proactive! DONT DONT DONT DONT DO IT!
It may work! Comments By: Anon on 2011-02-22
So for those who say their skin gets red and it starts to peel heres maybe why
you may have a bad brand of toothpaste for acne
when your skin peels its because new fresh skin is underneath
when its red its too harsh OR its starting to work

ask me !!!!! Comments By: Elvis on 2011-02-26

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