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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

i have used toothpaste before && it dried it out.for me,it works really well because my pimples arent noticed that much.
UHH LiTTLE PiMPLES Comments By: Andrea on 2009-01-02
Im 13 and uhh well i got little pimples on my face you can really tell but in pictures you can i'll try toothpaste.if dont work the hot rag.if dont wont i'll try the baking soda
JuicyLime0065 Comments By: blah on 2009-01-02
omg im 13 and i have this big pimple under my nose and it hurts rlly bad =( what do i do!
Avoid Colgate Plus!!! Comments By: lemmiwinks on 2009-01-03
I agree that toothpaste is an effective remedy, but precautions must be taken as to it's brand and application. First, use a normal white toothpaste brand, avoid anything with stripes!! I used Colgate plus (the one with blue and white stripe, which contains tiny sparkly bits) and it burnt my skin. Now instead of having a standard pimple, I have a scab which strangely resembles a small planet?!
Second, apply a thin layer over pimple area. Too much paste won't dry quick enough and you'll end up rolling around on a pastey pillow, and too little will be ineffective.
I don't think toothpaste will get rid of a pimple overnight, but it will definately catalyses the clearing up process, if used correctly...

... Comments By: personwithpimples on 2009-01-03
i hate pimples!
oh come on Comments By: face on 2009-01-04
when yur brushing yur teeth and toothpaste gets on yur lips doesnt it burn? Toothpaste is abrasive and meant for teeth which has an enamel coat, our skin is sensitive and thin. Why would you do that to yurslef? Please don't, try baking soda on yur wet face for 45 seconds for a wekk and you'll see results
Toothpaste on ACNE!! Comments By: vanessa on 2009-02-14
Toothpaste on acne workssssss for me !! i have mild acne! and i hated it i dabbed some toothpaste on the affected areas thn sleptin it OVERNIGHTT! aand the nxt morning its still there. i wash it off and my acne is eitheir gone or smaller . no redness or irritationn! i first read it in some celebrity magazine and i just remebered noww ive trieddd more thn a dozen different acne products .most recently the one my dermitoligist perscribed it cost $140.00 ive was using it for more thn 4 months still no resultsss!! so i tried toothpaste results! in one night! i love it it may not work for some ppl but it worked for meee!
Wow Comments By: Jodie on 2009-02-17
For me it works, i have quite a few spots but they do bring me down so then i end up with even more spots. Also what helps me is in Boots ( the shop ) they do their own range called tea trazel and hazel, i use their products and they are great, really naturual (:
Hmm.... Still Questioning Comments By: Inquisitive Gurl on 2009-02-23
i havent really tried the toothpaste experimentation yet by judging by the results of current experiments i can infer that it is definantly nothing to play with because if u do it wrong u will proabably look jacked up for the next school day and girls u know we have to look good absolutly 24/7 so i am not tryin to do anything that i can look jacked up for any day of school but... as soon as i try it ill tell you oops well it looks like in 3 more minutes it will be time for me to take this toothpaste off !!! i hope it works. GTG bye
pimples and more Comments By: giiiiigiiiii on 2009-02-26
By the way I agree toothpaste and lemon juice are all good to rid pimples. But did you know that toothpaste is also amazingly great to put ontop of your mosquito bite too, it takes away the itchiness right away.
OKAYYY Comments By: BILYY JOE on 2009-02-28
Salty Water Comments By: James on 2009-02-27
Try Really Really salty hot water. not boiling though. Works great for me.
AIM works best Comments By: J[enna] on 2009-03-05
I do this alot and notice that AIM toothpaste seems to work best. The aqua blue colored one. For severe acne it's not going to be a miracle but still make you feel like you're making alot of progress. I usually use it after I pop a pimple and just started using it overnight. As long as you dont pack a load of it on, I wouldn't worry too much about scarring. Just be careful your face doesnt stick to the pillow lol!
dont use toothpaste over night Comments By: Cassie on 2009-03-10
i used toothpaste overnight for two nights and then when i woke up there were scabs and holes underneath my chin and above my lip, the strength of the mint burns the top layer of the skin. Also it starts to bleed. It was disgusting sooo i sugest not to use it but to get a good kind of toothpaste.
It depends what kind of toothpaste... Comments By: Mel on 2009-03-12
Of course you can use toothpaste on your pimples, but it all depends what kind of toothpaste. If you want to be sure enough, try using GANOZHI toothpaste by DXN, because it has ganoderma which is anti-bacterial but all natural and it is definitely good for the skin. You can check this site/link http://www.sulit.com.ph/index.php/view+classifieds/id/596102/Ganozhi+Toothpaste-pampaputi+ng+ipin%2C+walang+fluoride+na+nagbibigay+ng+bone+cancer+according+sa+research

nothing happens over night . Comments By: autumn on 2009-03-12
i am doing the mask thing right now ! :D it feels amazing . im going to leave it on and then wash it off before i go to bed . and in the morning i will post again ...

i am currently using the clean and clear acne treatment thing , but i dont have severe or even mild acne . i have a few pimples on my forhead but it still agrivats me . so , i took a shower , washed my fash with that ( like i do every night ) and i was reading so i thought i would try it ... im using the colgate regular paste . it contains no mint WHAT SO EVER , so we will see how it works and i will tell you in the morning if it did anything .

the title will be .. the morning result ?

morning result ? Comments By: autumn on 2009-03-13
okay , so i used colgate paste . there was NO mint what so ever . and it did abosultly nothing for my face . the redness is still there and my pimples are too . but i am going to go try the face wash with the water and MINT tooth paste and see if that works any better (:
TOOTHPASTE Comments By: rabecca on 2009-03-18
toothpaste really does work!
at first i was scared to try it thinking it would burn like crazy and it would dry my face out to much. the key is to not put a thin layer a thick layer is better but not like super thick. I tried over night and it dried my face out like CRAZY! my skin was flaking off! you should only do it for about 15-25 minutes. i used baby wipes to take it off and it works a lot better than when i washed it off with water. I took the mask off when the toothpaste started to get a pleather(plastic+leather) feel. DO NOT PUT IT NEAR YOUR EYES! the closest i got to my eyes was my eyebrow and that was ok. the toothpaste does sting but not any more than any other face mask, its a kind of clean and fresh burning. After you take it off, using about 4 wipes, you feel really refreshed! :D

I DID THIS 10 YEARS AGO Comments By: Lars on 2009-03-21

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