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Toothpaste for pimples

Submitted by marylou q

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.

The following was sent in by EvanLeviBlinn

Please people, what is with all of the miss-spelled words and abbreviations? No slang or jargon is to be written on websites!

Many of you do not follow PRECISE DIRECTIONS!

  1. Wash your face with a gentle cleanser, or water.
  2. Make sure you have PASTE not GEL. Apply to the acne and surrounding areas.
  3. 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!)
  4. 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!
  5. Pat your skin dry. DO NOT RUB!!!
  6. Get a moisturizer and apply in a circular or left-to-right motion to your ENTIRE face.
  7. 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

Visitors comments

Ive been using toothpaste on pimples for like a month now every so often and i really do see a difference. I have sensitive skin and you know its working when you feel a cooling or tingling sensation where the toothpaste is.
WOW!! Comments By: Macyla aka Kyla on 2008-07-28
hi i am a 14 year old girl and i have acne bad and well i wanted my skin to clear up befor school started and all and i tryed the thing with the toothpaste i used ultrabrite whitening toothpaste with baking soda and peroxide and i just used it for the first tme tonight and i left it on for 30 minutes and i already see an improvement my skin isnt to dry there in no redness and my pimples are already smaller so all i have to say is it works for some people if you have sensitvie skin i would not use this but for me IT WORKED!!!
Im sure Of THIS Comments By: Katie on 2008-07-28
HI im 15, and i have had anc,pimples,blackhead,everything you name it. Well Toothpaste is not A way to go, there are simple and fast home remedies for your face. #1, Lemon juice, it has a lot of citric acid and any citrus is great for the face, it opens the pores only for a little while to take in the acid, the acid evaporates to bad cells and Dirt which causes a pimple. Just apply a teaspoon rubbed all over your face after you wash.Or #2, this sounds weird but it works great foe white heads and black heads, a potatoe peel, its reallyy rich in vitamins and you rub it on your face like a sander which opens the poors releasing vitamins into your skin then wash. other ways to calm down acne, really ,you only think adults or old people should take there vitamins, but your skins acne is usually caused of lack of vitamin a b and c, so take them.and also drink a lot of water it purifies your diet in sugars and helps calm hormones.try to stay away from so much sugar.eat a lot of fruits and vegetables because there both high in vitamins and minerals for your skin.Another thing tooth[aste is only said to hep skin because it dries it. But you can use asprin mixed with water as a cleanser. I know its freaky but hey i have really awesome skin and its from keeping up with this list of things to do. Ance is also caused be lack of exercise and poor diet, so try to maintain a great diet and just take that extra walk and eat at least one apple a day,. I hope it helps..
TIPS..THEY DO WORK ! Comments By: Anon on 2008-07-28
ok so i've been using toothpaste lately and it has worked for me! its awesome my face looks so much better. You can also use honey apply it on face and leave it for 20 min. then wash it off. Antoher thing that works it might sound crazy but trust me it works becuase i've tried it is lemon juice put in on your face again for like 20 min. then wash it off. Don't leave it overnight i think it can cause some severe burns on your skin. But really try these and you'll see a difference in your skin! GOOD LUCK! =D
IT DOES NOT WORK Comments By: Asia on 2008-08-01
I had notice a pimple on my chin not to big but a little bit noticable I didnt apply toothpaste that night though I waited till the next night It didnt do anything and then I applied it the next night and after popping it and appling tea tree oil, now I have the hugest scar on my chin :-(, DOES ANYONE HAVE ANYONE IDEAS ON HOW TO GET RID OF THIS BURN CAUSED BY TOOTHPAST
Don't use toothpaste on your pimples!!!!!!!! Comments By: Claudia on 2008-08-03
I use toothpaste on my nose overnight cuz I have 2 zits on it. when I woke up and now my nose is all red and burnt!!! It ,make it worse! It ruined my life! Now I'm using aloe vera gel for my nose, maybe it will get better. don't ever use toothpaste for ur skin!!!!
What i've read. Comments By: Anon on 2008-08-08
Picked this up from a dermatology website. Hope it helps!

Toothpaste does more than help you achieve a winning smile. When dabbed on a pimple, toothpaste can get rid of it by morning. "It is drying and basically works like a clay mask," Kunin says. "It dehydrates the pimple and absorbs the oil," she says. Toothpaste works best on a pimple that has come to a head - like a whitehead, Kunin adds. "But be careful not to use a whitening toothpaste because they tend to have high levels of hydrogen peroxide that may irritate or burn the skin," she says. "If you are going to try it, use a white paste -- not a gel -- and skip this remedy if you have sensitive skin because it will be too irritating."

New harmless pimple WORKS!! Comments By: Travis on 2008-08-06
Okay, I tried somthing, since toothpaste or w/e clears pimples, i thought.
Baking soda.
I got a small container and mixed a large amount of baking soda with a small amount of very hot water.
Next, i Mixed until it was a soupy sandy feeling, then i dap'd the mixture on a zit, let it dry, it was a little irritating, BUT NO REDNESS! THE PIMPLE WAS LIKE SOOOOOOOOO SMALL IN ABOUT 15 mins
IT drys the HECK outa it

READ Comments By: bianca on 2008-08-11
toothpaste on pimples does work
but your pimples will get worse before they get better

yeah it works..but....... Comments By: Anon on 2008-08-16
it worked for me but the one thing is that u should leave it on all nightonly for about 15min...it will leave your skin soft...a little dry but just apply some co-coa butter on it and it will clear up in about 1 week do this before you go to bed or when u wake up remember but only for 15min.....im 13..........thx for reading
what eva Comments By: atlanta on 2008-08-24
ok i used the tooth paste thing and i dont have sensitive skin but i still got a huge red mark on my face! so dont try it!!!
Toopthpaste Comments By: Heather on 2008-08-25
I used toothpaste on my pimple for about 3-4 minutes and it reduced the rednessof it.
Feels good haha Comments By: Paulina on 2008-08-26
I got this huge pimple right by my nose. Its not THAT big but to me it is, cuz its the only thing i see when i look in the mirror lol. I put regular paste on it since alot of people are saying that mint wont help. Its been on for around 10 minutes now, but i dont know whether to leave it on for an hour or overnight. So many different opinions on how long to leave it on, so i have no clue -____-;; I HATE PIMPLES!! LOL
Testing it right now. Comments By: Chris on 2008-09-02
I put crest toothpaste on my pimple. It's right below my sideburns and Im going to get a back to school hair cut today. I hope the pimple goes down so they dont accidentally brush the pimple with the buzzer. Ouch.
Toothpaste...bad idea! Comments By: Manveer on 2008-09-02
Toothpaste nearly burned my skin and swollened up. I went to the doctors and he said he treated the fifth person that the same thing happened to me. I told him that it said it on E! news. He said that what everyone used!

I only left it on for 2 minutes ang my skin was stinging i took it off and i had a rash but i wasnt allergic to it. It was so weird!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


toothpaste ftw Comments By: mikhail moshninkov on 2008-09-03
im 13 and toothpaste worked great i left it on all night and when i woke up there was nothing left
Used since 14 Comments By: Jenn on 2008-09-04
I never asked anyone about the toothpaste thing.. i thought about it when i was 14 and i've just been doing it since its alwayz worked and its been 10 years
just put it on about an hour Comments By: Anon on 2008-09-06
ago. and now, my pimple(s) on my forehead look smalled, and the area in between my pimples look less dirty?

i have a really good feeling about this.

i actually put it on for an hour during
the day, and i'm probably gonna do it
before i go to sleep. BUT NOT TO LEAVE IT ON OVER NIGHT. sheesh people, get common sense.

my face feels nice, and hopefully, once the acne clears up, i'll keep my face nice by washing it every night with dove soap :)

^-^ Regarding Toothpaste. Comments By: iPikaNere on 2008-09-06

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