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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


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We'll see Comments By: Feaster-san on 2008-11-07
Sooo I've got some toothpaste on my face now haha. I tried it before and it worked. I tried it a second time and it burnt my face. I think it's really just important to not have it on too long. This time, I'm tryin a new brand, so we'll see how it goes. Otherwise, I'd say wash your face with an acne fighting system (I've had some good luck with Clear.Now). Or just use a good face wash like Artistry or something
 
Omgggg Toothpast does its part Comments By: Amra on 2008-11-08
if u uhave any kind of skin toothpast dosnt work trust me i had tried right now!!!!i had cleaned my face with water and follolwed all of the steps and i had to get ready for 10mins, and for that ten mins i had put toooth past on my face was and is read like a big red tamatoo no joke this is for reall if u want to try toothpast try it on a liitle about were u cant see noo redishhh on ur face sooo trust me TOOTHPAST DOESNT WOrkkk!!!!
 
Toothpaste Comments By: Calvin on 2008-11-11
Put the toothpase on your skin and leave it over night. In the morning scrape it off and brush your teeth.
 
omg a miracle has happened Comments By: Michale on 2008-11-15
ok today i got my first pimple, and i freaked out!!! i got it from using clean and clear moisturizer ( i didnt notice that it said acne medication!! when i wanted reagular moisturizer) so after a few weeks from today of using it, i notice i got a pimple!!!! so i used the toothpaste trick for a bout a half an hour and it reduces redness...but once a put a steaming towel on my face i saw the pimple reduce redness alot and make the pimple less noticable...i still cant believe it!!! its a miracle!!! im definitley sewing clean and clear products!!and i have a freakin party to got o tonight in like 40 minutes!!!
 
THE TRUTH Comments By: sdc on 2008-11-15
When I had pimples, I washed my face everyday like 2 weeks yet. Then when I forgot to wash my face like everyday and played and did physical activities, my pimples came back. Then I tried toothpaste, then after 1 hour, I washed them then it stinged and became red. So I think it's better to just wash your face with Johnson's baby soap and water. When you wipe your face, just tap it with soft towel and leave it a little moist.
 
Colgate toothpatse Comments By: Need help on 2008-11-18
Guys , is the Colgate brand toothpaste a gel or paste type toothpatse ?
 
Hmmm Comments By: Jazzmine Edmonds on 2008-11-19
Well I think the best thing to do is NOT use toothpaste it wasn't intended to be used for acne solutions,I think you should let your acne fade out.NO pinching and NO toothpaste.
 
not too long Comments By: anonymous on 2008-11-25
people don't put it all over your face only put a dab on the zit and it will be fine......i hope.....
 
MODERATION Comments By: Cameron on 2008-12-05
Toothpase MAY work. It is not a guarantee, though it is helpful in some cases. I personally use it about every other day. I don't leave it on over night though, i simply use it like any other face wash; I put about a quarter size dollop in my palms, add some water, and rub it all over my face, after about twenty seconds i wash it off with cold water. The toothpaste makes my pores smaller and makes my skin tighter, the cold water keeps my pores small in order to keep bacteria out during the night.

I however, DO NOT advise this to everyone, and I certainly don't think that you should leave it on all night. It is NOT a product made specifically for your face, therefore it is NOT meant to be used in the manner. You run the risk of drying out your skin or making your acne worse.

However, I do use toothpaste as a face wash, and it gives your face a wonderful tingling feeling after you wash it off. :)




So, you decide, and use common sense; if you know you have sensitive skin, or you have something important to do over the next few days, I would not advise experimenting with such a risky product. Also, use your judgement; if you can feel your skin BURNING, wash it off, it's not worth it to burn your skin off. You will always be the judge of what is best for your skin, experiment, and find out what is suited to YOU, what is good for me could be totally wrong for you.

 
SO GOOD Comments By: Taylor on 2008-12-16
well i heard from my friend taht it worked

and it did!

i was so happy

and it works even on developing pimples

try it!

 
iF IT MAKES YOUR SKIN DRY Comments By: Denise on 2008-12-20
and red stop using it, use an overnight lotion on your face and the reddness and itching will start to calm itself down. Also try a face mask and wash it off with warm water. Toothpaste only works if you put on for an hour or so, Do not leave toothpaste on your face overnight, you will receive a rash or severe burns.
 
Be sensible. Comments By: David on 2009-01-01
Alright guys/girls. Toothpaste has antibacterial properties and so does mint. The bleach in the whitener also has antibacterial properties. Toothpaste actually is basic (that's where all your burns are coming from) IE it absorbs water thus the dryness.
I personally use the toothpaste as a wash. You'll find it will still give you that cooling sensation and will not dry your skin out too much. I also use it as a sort of facial cream but I don't slap it on. Mix a bit (about the size of a pea) with water well. Then apply that to your face like you would any other facial cream then wait for the water to evaporate and what is left is the toothpaste. Why? You ask? Because the toothpaste will draw from the water + toothpaste mixture (this means no drying of the skin) and the left over toothpaste (with all the antibacterial properties you want) is still present on you skin. Furthermore you'll find that this layer of toothpaste is practically invisible to onlookers.
At first I tried this as a means of ridding myself of pimples, however, I soon realised what genious had occurred. When mixed with a basic (oil from the skin), toothpaste (de-ionised) acts as a sort of repellant. This acts to isolate the oil from your skin much like a semi-permeable membrane. I found this to be quite odd when I first went to wash my face the morning after having applied the toothpaste. I found my skin still looked oily but when I went to wash my face with water the oil came off rather than staying on the skin. Granted, some oil still remained, but nonetheless i found most of it not remaining on my skin and in my pores but separated from the skin via the toothpaste layer (absorbed if you like).

My knowledge of toothpaste should lead me to assume that the anti-bacterial properties still come into effect during the course of this "separating" but I suspect the mints and bleaches may be transposed (absorbed if you like) by the oil from the skin. So you might still want to keep an option of the occasional mask.

I've not been using toothpaste too long but I can feel that my skin is in contact with oil a lot less and that encourages me as I endeavour to find a suitable cure to the ever menacing pimple.

 
My resolution Comments By: David on 2009-01-27
throughout this page about 70% of it has something to do with toothpaste.

well the way i got rid of my pimples was:
1. Wash your face around 3 times.
2. Use an exfoliation gel. It unclogs your pores.
3. Use a cleansing cream/milk. It fights bacteria and oils sitting beneath your pimple.

Just keep doing this 2 times a day, EVERYDAY to get your skin regenerised and secure.

 
yepp =] Comments By: Raeanne on 2009-01-17
well i have always had trouble with zits. i am 15 and most teens have it kinda bad. toothpaste helps me alot. but it only works if you leave it on for an hour. NEVER EVER leave it on over night. it will make a scab and it will burn your skin. it doesnt matter what kinda toothpaste it is. you can use mint or non mint. but it does work. but it depends on what kind of skin you have. if you have sensitive skin then it will burn faster. so just be careful.
 
works fine couple burns but not gonna kill me Comments By: Justin Lee on 2009-01-20
ive tried it the first day and now it just dried out my pimple cant really see it but this idea could be the new way to keep it from hurting =)
 
i don't know Comments By: chrissy on 2009-01-18
Hi my name is chrissy and i am a acne freak i hate acne so much i've tryed everything except toothpaste so to night im going to try it and i will come back and tell you what i think and i will not lie and say it was the best thing i ever tried i will tell you what i honestly [email protected]!!!
 
trying now Comments By: [email protected](dot)com on 2009-01-22
I read a couple forums and I gathered all the info...toothpaste...baking soda....honey...apple cider vinegar. I mixed them all together o and ttree oil. It made a great smelling past lol and it also tingles but I will see if it works. I might have a break through here.
 
toothpaste Comments By: dlsjgds on 2009-01-24
i have used toothpaste before && it dried it out.for me,it works really well because my pimples arent noticed that much.



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