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Toothpaste for pimples

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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


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^-^ Regarding Toothpaste. Comments By: iPikaNere on 2008-09-06
Well, Seems to me alot of you are debateing on weather toohpaste works or not. Well for those of you who get ''Dry skin'' after useing toothpaste:
Why don't you guys try some baby lotion or cocoa butter on them if you see dryness? I've seen NONE of you people even put '' The skin around and where the pimples used to be is now dry, I've tried baby lotion and cocoa butter but unfourtunately it did not work.'' I've seen NOBODY even attempt useing any kind of lotion. Gosh, I use toothpaste and my face is SUPER sens. Just wash it off if the irratation get worse.

 
Sara it does WORK!!! Comments By: Allyx on 2008-09-08
OOOOOK this is to sara!!! umm well i got sencitve skin aswell and it worked just find so i dont know what kind your useing... but it works for me and my bff and my two sisters so yeah! what id does is there is something inside it that heats up the skin then brings up the dirt and pores so its easier to pop but it does take a while it wont do much the first time but it will the 2nd or 3rd so stay tune because it does work!!!

iight!

 
Use with Caution Comments By: Angel on 2008-09-09
Toothpaste can work wonders. I recommend Colgate or Aquafresh, but not the gel (more so the whitish paste). However, please, please, PLEASE, do not leave it on your face over night. It does not bode well. Leave it on for 15-20 minutes like you would with a sulfur Proactiv refining mask, wash it off with warm water, pat dry (don't rub too hard...you'll irritate your skin), then apply some moisturizers. Make sure your skin is SUPER clean (no make up, no nothing) before you do this. If you want to do it in the morning, follow the same process, apply some moisturizer, and you can put on make up and what not.

There are a lot of homemade things you can use to treat your acne...you just have to be smart and use it in liberal amounts (once again, over night usage is a dumb thing to do and don't put globs of it. Just bits of it will do).

Hope this helped.[:

 
Doctors , arent worth the space now a days Comments By: anon on 2008-09-10
Hey, Ive tryed toothpaste on boils and guess what it does work..

If you use whitch hazel on a charlie horse that works too.. Ive tryed it..

Old fashioned ways are the best you dont need a doctor. All they will do is send you to a dermatologist..

Really who needs to make there pockets richer when toothpaste is cheaper then the doctors..

Get a medical book look it up or try certain things.. Nothing to lose. Least there are no side effects..

Oh , one more thing if you use baking soda in the tiolet it shines and gets out most of the yucky stuff and smell..

Food for thought.. enjoy

 
It sort of works Comments By: jess on 2008-09-18
I read this on the internet 1 day , and i thought "toothpaste on pimples " No way .. But 1 day i was desperate to try something to calm a really sore pimple tht hadnt surfaced yet .. i put a small bit and it actually worked ,I didnt have any sideaffects such as burning, It actually left my pimpled cooled and a lot less red .. I now use the toothpaste on all of my pimples twice to three times a week.

I reccomend it as its simple , not expensive as u should already have it in your bathroom




good luck

 
How long? Comments By: Wendiiee on 2008-09-20
i tried using toothpaste on my pimples overnight and it didn't do much. but if you put a bit of toothpaste on your pimples and leave it there for a few minutes, then wash it off, i found that that helps after a couple of tries. but you should only do it once a day.
 
UMMMMMM.. Comments By: janez on 2008-09-20
i think its working so far but i definitly say that if you have sensitive skin do not use it so far i guess it works by drying out your pimples/zits.. but if your not to sure talk to your docter
 
erasing a pimple from your face Comments By: can man on 2008-09-23
many people have an aversion to trying something as bizzare as toothpaste to rid yourself of pimples. I have never had any problems when I applied common sense to this treatment plan. Apply a thin coat on affected area [unopen or popped] pimples will burn, so use only on closed pimples. Leave on for about 20 minutes or until burning sensation increases to uncomfortable levels. Rinse face with warm water and use a name brand cleanser. Repeat these steps once in the morning and once around bedtime. There should be a noticable improvment by the next day. You also need to flush your system with a good filtered water,this means drink purified water and try to eliminate high sugar or greasy snacks.
 
depends Comments By: Ashley on 2008-09-24
It all depends on what kind of toothpaste you use and the different kind of ingredients. Different kinds can burn and irritate your skin kinds that include alchohol and stuff like that. When looking for a toothpaste look for a real toothpaste not a GEL.
 
toothpaste sucks for pimples :| Comments By: [:fersuremaybe on 2008-09-24
dude, dont even think about trying toothpaste!
i have this rly huge pimple on my cheek and i put some toothpaste on it for like 30 minutes and it made my face even more red and swollen than it was before
:|
ughhh, so toothpaste is NOT a good idea.
TRUST ME.

 
BAKING SODA NOT TOOTHPASTE Comments By: Hannah on 2008-09-25
to the people that think toothpaste works: its not the toothpaste-- it is the baking soda IN the toothpaste.

mix baking soda with water to create paste (you won't need much water). THEN apply over the zit and let it sit 20 minutes, then wash off.

keep for fact clean.
stay away from the toothpaste-- it has other ingredients that can make the situation worse.



Something else that works for me:
1. Get a very hot rag-- to the point of almost not being able to hold it.
2. Lay over face, DO NOT RUB. Simply lay and let it soak.
3. While the pores are open, wash your face with a mild soap. GENTLY. don't scrub!!
4. once your face is clean, apply a COLD rag to close the pores.


works quite well.

 
it won't clear acne.. but it helps! Comments By: caitlin on 2008-10-13
I'm 14 and my acne isnt that bad, but i almost have the worst skin in year 8 so i am embaressed about it. But to keep it under control i..
1. DON'T USE FACE SCRUB EVERY NIGHT, TWICE OR THREE TIMES A WEEK IS ENOUGH
as you rub it on your face it goes into one infected pore and then comes out and spreads into anoth causing more pimples in the long run
2. USE A FOAM OR GEL WASH EVERY MORNING AND NIGHT
because it's not harsh on your skin and only removes the unwanted oil and pimple causing bacteria
3. ONLY APPLY TOOTHPASTE ON YOUR PIMPLES AFTER YOU'VE CLEANED YOUR SKIN, DON'T LEAVE IT ON OVERNIGHT.. AN HOUR IS PLENTY
leaving toothpaste on your skin overnight will most likely do more damage like drying, burning, flaking or it could clog up the pimple more
4. USE A LIGHT MOISTURISER, NOTHING TO THICK AND GLUGGY THAT WILL CLOG PORES AND STOP THE SKIN FROM BREATHING
also, using a heavy moisturiser can lead to oilier skin and therefore more zits!
5. DON'T WEAR MAKEUP EVERY DAY, AND WASH IT OFF THOROUGHLY BEFORE BED
before i started doing all of the above to help my skin, i was even more self concious about my skin so i would wear heaps of foundation and powder to cover the acne.. honestly... when my mum told me to stop wearing so much makeup everyday (being a typical teenager)i thought she was over reacting and my skin wouldn't get worse.. it turned out she was VERY RIGHT! now everyday i wish i didn't wear so much makeup in he past. I was wearing thick foundation for half of this year.. and it's seriously affected me for the rest of the year, my acne could've been so much better if i didn't pack on the makeup.
..BUT IF YOU MUST WEAR IT..
i recommend mineral foundation :)
it doesnt clog your skin and its not oily
also, don't apply makeup with your fingers.. the oils in your fingers spread across your face in the foundation.. trust me.. i used to slather it on with my fingers :)
6. DRINK PLENTLY OF WATER, AND DON'T EAT TOO MUCH JUNK
Greasy fatty foods cause oily skin


I got half of this advice from my dermatologist and the other half i learnt by experimenting and by some BIG mistakes.
And don't think your acne will just clear up, don't think you can put on some greasy foundation and powder and you'll be fine.
I NEVER LISTENED TO ANY OF THIS ADVICE when it was given to me, i was stubborn and thought i was always right.

follow these steps and your skin may not be PIMPLE FREE but it will be alot fresher, smoother and it will generally look healthier. it's not a cure..

BUT IF YOUR A TEENAGER, YOUR GOING TO GET PIMPLES.. YOU CAN'T TOTALLY AVOID THEM :)

 
DO NOT USE TOOTHPASTE ON YOUR SKIN! Comments By: Air on 2008-10-14
I had two spots on my chin which were taking ages to go, So at first i put a small layer of toothpaste and left it a few hours then rinsed off... The spots closed up abit and scabed.
Next night i covered my whole chin like an idiot for the whole night it was stinging however like others i thought this was the sign of it working!
woke up in the morning and my skin is extremely burnt, so tight, inflammed and wrinkly!
I dont knw what to do I left it the first day however now i have started to dolop loads of vaseline onto it hoping it will help!
DO NOT USE TOOTHPASTE it is not worth the risk! :-(
*** IF ANYONE HAS ANY REMEDIES PLEASE LET ME KNOW ***
I WANT MY YOUTHFUL COMFY SKIN BACK
x
You will get spots its Nature.

 
Best Remedy......if used sensibly Comments By: Hellboy........ on 2008-10-20
I have oily skin and pimples were a daily issue. Tried all the remedies out there, some worked but most did not. Tried the "toothpaste" remedy as a last ditch attempt, and YES it worked. Word of caution though, apply just a little bit only over the affected area and not on clear skin. The pimple will start drying in about an hour. Test on one affected area to see if your skin has any sensitive reactions and then use over the rest. Leave overnight for better results. Btw, i used Colgate Total.
 
NEVER USE TOOTHPASTE ON YOUR PIMPLE! Comments By: Diamond on 2008-10-24
I left toothpaste on my pimple overnight, just as recomended,
now i have this HUGE burn!!!

i'd rather have 10000 pimples than this huge burn under my left eye
!!
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Help Comments By: Courtney on 2008-10-26
I have a HUGE bright red pimple on my cheek. Im thinking about using toothpaste but i dont want to end up with a burn on my face. Should i just let it heal itself or should i put it under my chin over night to see how it ends up? I really need some help any segestions!???
 
uhhh.. Comments By: anonymous on 2008-10-31
alright, well i realllllly wouldnt use toothpaste. i remember i had this huge pimple on my face so i put toothpaste on it, and i got this HUGE burn. do NOT do this. it will burn your face,
it even left a scar.. :/


so i really recommend not using toothpaste. theres so many other ways to get rid of a pimple, dont use this method.

 
I dunno what to do! HELLP!!!!! Comments By: Anna on 2008-11-02
I have a pimple and its huge,red, and swollen. I dont know wether to use toothpaste or something else. None of my creams work
 



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