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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

The truth Comments By: Peter on 2009-06-22
Ok from my experience toothpaste always gets rid of my cyst but ive had some bad expierences with it. First dont put too much if it burns like crazy thats not good but if you feel some burn thats good. What always happens with me is i put the toothpaste on it at nIght i wake up and there is a red sore spot the red spot turns dark over the day (not good if your planning to go somwhere) then when i wake up the next morning its really gross but i leave it alone for at least half a day and peel it off and its great! Its tempting but dont peel it off too soon or it will bleed again and you will have to wait another day and a half and risk permenet scaring. Thats my experience may not be true for everyone though.
really works Comments By: bahati on 2009-06-24
i had a lot of pimples and i used every method to heal the pimples i kept my skin clean but none could work but when i went to the internent and found other methods to heal my pimples i spotted toothpaste and decided to try it but even the first two days i used it my pimples started to disappear and thats how i knew toothpaste really work
really works Comments By: bahati on 2009-06-24
i had a lot of pimples and i used every method to heal the pimples i kept my skin clean but none could work but when i went to the internent and found other methods to heal my pimples i spotted toothpaste and decided to try it but even the first two days i used it my pimples started to disappear and thats how i knew toothpaste really works
YES IT WORKS2 Comments By: Anon on 2009-06-27
I've had acne for quite i while. I was reading to see if toothpaste would work. i mostly have it around my nose and forehead....I found amandas comment most helpful, thank you. I'll try it! hope it works.
not acne.or bumps. Comments By: jean. on 2009-07-01
im female and 70yrs. so not acne.its tiny painful pimples, not bumps,on my nose.now it is bright red and swollen and sore. What are they ?. ive tried fresh lemon rubbed on,squeezed lemon juice in water to drink daily. That seemed to work well, but they come back.
Dont Use Toothpaste Comments By: Giselle on 2009-07-14
if you have a pimple dont put toothpaste on cause it will turn out as a scab and then a scor. i had a pimple and my uncle told me to put toothpaste on so i did it turn out to be a scab.
if your hace a scab now put Neosporin on for a week and it will go away.by by pimple

it does work forget all that other stuuf ppl say Comments By: anonymous on 2009-07-15
i just used colgate max-fresh with mini-breath-strips for ten minutes and it burnt a tiny bit but my pimples are now smaller and less red!!!
there haters toothpaste doesnt work they want ur skin all messed up Comments By: billy on 2009-07-18
these people is dumb toothpaste is sumthing to make ur pimple worst not betta for ur sake dont use it these people are haters and want ur skin all messed up like theres DONT LISTEN !!!
Ouch!! Comments By: lexi on 2009-07-20
I read everyone's comments before I tried the toothpaste and it scared me a little but i tried anyway. I had it on for about a minute and it started burning like CRAZY! I took it off a couple minutes later and my face continued to burn for about 5 minutes after. I thought all of my skin burned off but much to my surprise, even having it on for a few minutes decreased the redness of my zits. I wouldn't recommend it though, it hurt soooo bad!!
HELP?!?!?!!? Comments By: xoxoxo on 2009-07-20
okayy, people are saying toothpaste is bad or good, but what is it?? i am currently wearing toothpaste with a zit right in the middle of my forhead!!! i also put it in different places of my face but what should i do???
IT REALLY DOES WORK Comments By: you know it! BALLIN! lolls on 2009-07-23
its crazy.
it does work.
wash your face with warm water and either hypoallergenic soap or a gel cleanser.
apply toothpaste to AFFECTED SKIN NOT CLEAR SKIN!!!
leave it for ~15 minutes or until it burns intensely.
wash it off with cold water and then apply moisturizer.
do it at night and also in the morning!!!!

IT JUST WORKED FOR ME!!! Comments By: Nakoa Mercado on 2009-07-27
i am a 13 year old buy on my summer brake i been having a huge pimple on my nose. it hurt and it was hard and easy to see from far away. i just put toothpast on it for about 10 minutes and it went form a pea size to a nothing. it cleared the pimple away so fast. i used AQUAFRESH toothpast it was mint flavored and it worked perfect. i am glad i tried this. TOOTHPAST DOES WORK AS LONG AS YOU USE IT RIGHT!!!
THE TRUTH Comments By: Dallas on 2009-08-01
Okay. The truth is I used toothpaste on my pimple last night. I haven't read all these comments and I wish I had before I did what I did. I was on a diffrent website and it said use toothpaste on pimple or zit overnight and cover with bandaid. So that's what I did! I woke up and washed off my face and not only was my pimple gone...I had a blister/burn that hurts and I can't cover with makeup. It's very noticable so i'm actually wearing a banadaid over it right now. It looks bloody and red. The pimple is gone but i'm left with this now.... it's saddening because I didnt read all this info before. If you really want to stop acne change pillow cases every night or every other night. Drink lots of water and get alot of Vitamin A and E. Im guessing I have sensitive skin. Im only 16 and Im so embarrased by my face! So please DO NOT USE TOOTHPASTE OVERNIGHT!
LOLs. whos stupid enough to sleep with toothpast on . ommgg . ! Comments By: O1XLADYY. on 2009-08-05
it's not suppose to burn and peel off your skin like you guys are discribing .
if it did , its because you guys have let the toothpast overtime or , actually , it do works .

******DO NOT LET THE TOOTHPAST OVER YOUR SKIN MORE THAN 30MINS AND LESS ! 5-10mins / max 15min , its enough .******

Toothpaste burn Comments By: Prettynpink on 2009-08-05
so i heard toothpaste would help dry and take out that pimple i used it before and it worked but this time i popped my pimple and i covered it with toothpaste and slept with it overnight i woke up and it was gone but yes sadly left me with a burn scab right in between my eyebrows its not that bad but i have an event sat so im pretty rushed to cover this or hopefully it heals and i can pull off the scab i put vitamine a & e lotion for the face on to help it so will see i plan to buy some neosporin tomorrow. sucks cause im not able to cover it with any make up. i think i would of been ok if i didnt sleep with toothpaste overnight ):
Tester Comments By: Lilly-anabel on 2009-08-08
I am trying it right now and it hurts my skin! Should i wash it off or not?
THIS NEVER FAILED!!!!!!!!!! Comments By: ZIT-MASTA on 2009-08-12
Don't even try it! It's not worth it. I have a better idea. Take half and avacodo and mash it into bits. Then take one or two tablespoons(depending how big the avacado is-usaually two-)of honey and mash it until it's all one liquid. Then apply it evenly throughout your face and leave it on from thirty minutes to however long-just don't sleep with it on-and wash it of with preferably warm water. Ta-Da!
IT WORKS A LOT Comments By: rosselepretty on 2009-08-13
toothpaste can rid of pimles I ALREADY PROVEN IT

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