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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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Cool Your Face After Applying Toothpaste!!! Comments By: Gary on 2008-02-04
i started applying toothpaste on my face a couple of weeks ago and i noticed that it wud burn......
so i went to my freezer and i let the cold breeze cool my face and it eventually dried the toothpaste......
and the results showed that my zits has faded
:D try it!!

 
dont know yet Comments By: Rebekah on 2008-02-04
i just washed it off a few mins ago
but at first it was still pretty red so i put on my lotion and some lemon juice, and the reddness went away
so now i have honey on because my skin was kinda itchy
it smelled good and it made my face feel good
:0 you should try it
and as for the people who got the holes and burns must have some REALLY dry skin

 
Don't Do It! Comments By: jenferocious77 on 2008-02-22
about 2 years ago i got a small zit on my cheek. our physics teacher had recently told us that toothpaste on a zit could dry it out.
so i put toothpaste on the zit and left it overnight. when i woke up, i had a lovely perfect circular hole in my cheek.

it hurt to even move my face and i had to walk around school with an ugly gash right where everyone could see.

DON'T DO IT!

 
Beauty is pain Comments By: JA on 2008-02-26
So, i tried the toothpaste and it stung, it was kinda painful and the corners of my mouth got really dry... because i put some toothpaste near there. After i washed it of ( witch hurt ) my zits did look smaller i must say, and dry. i put it on 4 different times today because i am trying to get rid of these monsters b4 2maro, and, so u all know, it does work, just a tad painful. BEAUTY IS PAIN
 
Everyone's different. Comments By: April K. on 2008-03-02
Some people are getting so crazy over how dry their skin became, or that it "burned holes in their faces", and others say it worked wonderfully. Some people have more sensitive skin, and others have normal skin. If it starts to burn and tingle, just rinse it off, and put on some moisturizer. I dabbed some Colgate on a few zits on my face, left it for about 8 minutes (it began to tingle), rinsed it off, and put on some oil-free, SPF10 moisturizer. It worked great and the next day my zits were gone. The fact is, everyone's going to react differently, and NO ONE should say "don't try it" just because they personally got dry or bad skin. Give it a shot if you know you're skin is normal, but do it sparingly to avoid drying out your skin.
 
READ THIS!!! Comments By: Luke on 2008-03-13
Wow! This has been the most halarious thing to read about all of the people burning their faces. However, I will say that i used crest and it worked, and no burn what so ever.
 
Different Toothpaste and Different People Comments By: Lili on 2008-03-23
Toothpaste really does work!! I am an African American teenager that has really sensitive skin (whenever I use something that is different it irritates my skin and then I have rashes). I started using it when I had ran out of my acne cream and kept for getting to buy some more. I decided to use it for emergency (school dance was coming up). I used Aquafresh toothpaste and it gradually worked. Takes time but it works.

However, everyone is different (of course). We are all unique in our own different ways and one of our best qualities are our skin types. Toothpaste will work on some people but it will irritate the heck out of some people.

Overall, toothpaste work for like when you need it quickly and you ran of of your acne cream.

 
You Stupid People Comments By: Goddess on 2008-03-24
why the hell would you put olive oil on you face!? it just makes things way worse. and toothpaste does work. only use a small dab, dont use overnight first try and dont cover entire face first try. somtimes it gets rid of zit and sometimes it just makes it smaller.
 
MIN JUICE OMG IT WORKS Comments By: simran on 2008-03-29
GET FRESH MINT JUICE AND PUT IT ONTO UR FACE AND LEAVE IT ON FOR 15-20 MINS IT WORKS
 
sounds crazy, but i found that it works!! Comments By: lola on 2008-03-30
i have really bad breakouts, i'm talking wake up every morning with new pimples!! it was insane. i'm allergic to benzyl peroxide and so i never could use the over the counter stuff. a friend told about the toothpaste thing so i researched it than tried it. to my surprise it really does work!! use the white paste..not gel and cover the affected areas with a then layer, let it dry (5-10mins) and then wash it off. i havent had a breakout since i started using it a week ago! my skin feels fresh and clean, the redness is going down and my pores are even shrinking. i'd definitely recommend it!
 
Dont use it as a face mask!! Comments By: Anon on 2008-03-31
I've been putting some on every night before bed and it has worked for me! Like someone else said, it takes a while, but it'll most likely work. I also use aqua fresh. also i have a little redness under my nose and i put some on there, in a couple weeks it had faded alot. One thing i would advice is to NOT use it as a face mask. If your whole face does not need it, why put it on there? If it starts to sting to the part where it is unbearable, TAKE IT OFF! I have normal skin so i dont know if it doesnt work for people with dry skin.
 
it works Comments By: abc on 2008-04-04
I had loads of pimples after i came back from Afghanistan so i tried this and after i used witch hazel to sooth my skin.
TO GET RID OF BLACK MARKS YOU WILL HAVE TO CUT THEM OFF VERY SHALLOW AND THEY WILL HEAL WITH NEW SKIN.

 
IT WILL WORK!!!!!!!!! TRUST M3 Comments By: DOC. AMELINA on 2008-04-08
I USE I FOR THE 1ST TIME WITH A THIN LAYER OF AQUA FRESH FOR 2-3MINUTES AND IT WORKED! IT REDUCED MY PIMPLES AND HAVE ME A CLEARER AND FRESHER SKIN! IF YOU DONT BELIVE MY I GRADUATED AT HARVARD UNIVERCITY AND IM A DOCTOR. I HAVE PROVEN THIS MYSELF. TRUST ME.
 
It depends on how you use it . Comments By: ammatus salam on 2008-04-17
use toothpaste only on the effected area do not use it as face mask , yes ur skin get burnt and becomes dark but please dont discontinue using tooth paste as it will remove the dead skin and the marks will be reduced , use a moisturiser or olive,almond oil so that it does not make ur skin dry ,and always wash ur face with a good neem face wash as it kills bacteria and, clean ur hands before u touch ur skin ,do not rub ur skin and drink lots of water , use sun protection cream ,and always keep ur skin clean.
 
Toothpaste worked for me! Comments By: KittyKonspiracy on 2008-04-19
I used a crest whitening toothpaste, which was not my first choice, but all that I could find. I noticed that it tingled and I only left it on for about 5 or 10 minutes. I used a q-tip to dab a small amount directly onto the inflamed zit. I popped it last night. I have never used the toothpaste method before so I am not sure if it always works this way, but it really helped me. It hurt the most when I was taking it off with warm water and a washcloth. I noticed that the zit had come to a head, and pus was coming out of it all by itself! It drained and is now a lot less red and swollen. I was so worried about this zit because it is Prom tonight for me, but now I can not worry about looking great! Since it seems to work so fast, I would definitely reccommend not leaving it on overnight, and testing it on a hidden patch of skin before you use it on your delicate facial skin. Another way to make sure you don't burn your skin is to leave it on for only 5 or 10 minutes. Other things I used to help reduce swelling and redness were a frozen spoon, neosporin, and 1% hydrocortisone cream.
 
?? Comments By: emma on 2008-04-23
r u meant to put the actual toothpaste on ya face or the foamy stuff from the toothpaste????



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