Use toothpaste to get rid of zits or pimples apply a little over night or if you already took your bath apply to the pimple.
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Many of you do not follow PRECISE DIRECTIONS!
Wash your face with a gentle cleanser, or water.
Make sure you have PASTE not GEL. Apply to the acne and surrounding areas.
Leave the treatment on for 30-60 minutes depending on your skin type.(if you
feel severe burning STOP! and DO NOT leave in over night!)
Wash your face with lukewarm water. Make sure that you remove all traces of
acne for if you miss some it could burn your skin!
Pat your skin dry. DO NOT RUB!!!
Get a moisturizer and apply in a circular or left-to-right motion to your
Make sure you get at least 7-8 hours of sleep and in the morning, your acne
will be reduced (NOT CURED!)
Good Luck! :D
Tomoko on 2004-07-18
Get a cooton ball or flanel and soak it in boiling hot water. Dab onto the spot. It will pop immediately without scarring!
billy on 2004-07-27
Toothpaste relly does work as soon as I ready this I immedialtely put toothpaste on and it calmed my sore pimples down
toothpaste does not work
Sara on 2004-08-12
It may just be my sensitive skin, but when I used a dab of toothpaste on my pimple and kept it on over night, not only did it totally burn off the top layer or 2 of skin, but it became even more swollen and puffy and now I have a big scab where the zit was. It also really dried out the skin around my zit. So I suppose it did a good job of drying out the zit, but I don't think people with sensitive skin should use it. Unless you want an even bigger sore on your face. So my advise is to just wait for the zit to turn into a white head so you can pop it easily. Or just wait for it to burst on it's own for protection against scarring.
EmmaLee on 2004-08-16
Wouldn't it burn your skin and make a blister worse than a pimple or zit??
Christie on 2004-08-19
Try using toothpaste as face mask for 30 min avoiding they eye area. It works great.
I have never used it overnight but the face mask works great for me & reduces redness. Sensitive skin might not want to try it though. Afterward my face feel increadibly clean & great.
annonymos on 2004-08-25
Using toothpaste to cure a zit or pimple sometimes does work it really all depends on your skin.
Try it and maybe it works for u but I have to recommend Eucerin face wash and the face cleansing lotion my skin has has less brake outs and the blackheads are almost gone and I feel clean and fresh unlike when I use a regular soap that makes my face feel dry and unclean.
For a quick pimple reliever I just pop it and wash my face and leave on toothpaste over night and wash my face in the morning and cover it up with cover up !!
Tooth paste is good sometimes
Joey Joe Joe Junior on 2004-09-14
The toothpaste works to an extent, but it doesnt do miralces. It will still take a few days for the pimple to clear up. WArning tho: I used alot of tooth paste around my mouth one night and the next morning my face was so dry it was like a rash. It looks pretty bad, and its been a week and its only just starting to clear up now..if anyone knows how to get rid of really dry red skin, let me know!
Miss Real thing on 2004-11-01
Hi, I just finished reading you comments and I have one of my own. Toothpaste is great for skin, but under no circumstances must it be left for more than an hour after cleansing. My sister left the toothpaste on her face overnight and recieved severe burns the next morning. Do not try this at all and mark my word-1 hour/three times a week-makes you have fabolous, pimple-free skin.
dont use mint tooth paste
Anon on 2004-11-28
i have used tooth paste on my acne pimples. the 1st few times it worked great. but then i tried it again expecting the same resolts and i got brown spots as well. the problem...mint toothpaste. it irritates the skin really bad. the brown spots are scabs that tried to form under the toothpaste from the damage of the mint,it burns the skin. try a non mint toothpaste.
it only burns irf you use mint toothpaste
tess on 2004-11-28
OKAY EVERYONE KEEPS SAYING TOOTHPASTE IS GOOD BUT BURNS YOUR SKIN....THE REASON FOR THIS.....MINT TOOTHPASTE. IT IS REALLY INTENCE AND BURNS THE SKIN. DONT USE MINT AND YOU SHOULD BE FINE. I KNOW FROM EXPERIENCE.
Any tooth paste works:
Anon on 2004-12-01
Mint toothpaste or any toothpaste would work on pimples. the reason it burned is because it drying out the pimple dissolving dirt and oils. If you get scaps then your face is to sensitive.Out of all the people I ask . they use it and don't get pimples. I myself use it to. It works better than the AVERAGE ACNE MASK.
toothpaste on 2004-12-10
toothpaste works really well, even though it might burn people with sensitive skin, for others it is a miracle!
Sand Gigga on 2004-12-28
it works try it for few hrs if ur sensitive skin like me and if ur not over night zits are done gone over nite ... voossh amazing im gonna patent this idea
toothpaste has ruined my week
Bexy on 2005-01-05
Toothpaste does help rid of spot but leaves scarring and my skin is not sensitive at all. Now i have to go about all week with a large scab and the spot still under my skin. Any overnight help? Please!
Sam on 2005-01-19
I had toothpaste on my pimples for about only 20 minutes, I rinsed it off and now it hurts. I never thought I had sensitive skin.. but I guess I do.
sarah on 2005-01-25
It seriously works iv tryed it i tried mint n it didnt burn or scar my face it just dryed the pimple out so yeah!!!!!
Dr.waelmaher on 2005-02-22
I think it would be better to leave ur pimples to fadeout naturally (No squeezing+No tooth paste = No scars) if its annoying you.. i recommend to seek medical advice cuz only a doctor who can decide the type of ur skin and the best treatment for it
Cristi Morrison on 2005-03-02
Leaving anything as drying as toothpaste on your skin overnight is damaging, even if your skin is dramatically oily. Instead, apply the toothpaste only to the affected areas. After 15-20 minutes wash your face with a 1/2 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar to a cup of water. This removes the toothpaste completely and works as a mild antiseptic.