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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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Leaving anything as drying as toothpaste on your skin overnight is damaging, even if your skin is dramatically oily. Instead, apply the toothpaste only to the affected areas. After 15-20 minutes wash your face with a 1/2 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar to a cup of water. This removes the toothpaste completely and works as a mild antiseptic.
 
Bye Bye Toothpaste Comments By: Brittany M. on 2005-03-21
Say bye bye to toothpaste and start using water. When I say water I mean you got to drink it.

Since Hurricane Ivan came through we had got free water like 3 times a day. then we got so much of it i was drinking it for fun.

Drink about 4 12oz. of water a day, and within 1-2 weeks you should see less zits.

This work for me. There is only one thing stay away from french fries, sodas, and junk food! Hope this helps others!

 
Another cure Comments By: Alison on 2005-03-25
Tea tree oil is the best remedy for spots. Pure tea tree.

I'm trying out the toothpaste one to see if it works, well give everything a chance.
Exfoliate twice a week, that gets rid of any build up of dirt that can get into the pores causing this bacterial effect. Use a tea tree exfoliator, very good to use.
Water is good, it's also the best moisturiser for the skin. No not to put on your skin, but to drink as much water as you can a day *8 glasses but more is good!*

Cleans your face twice daily, don't use any cleansers that contains, SD alcohol *strips and drys*, mineral oil *sits on the skin*, Lanolin *can cause sensitivity*,

Artificial colour *cosmetic acne*, No Isoprophyl Myristate *creeps into the follicle* and no Artificial fragrance *photsensitive*
So try and use the most natural cleansers as possible and moisturise with a natural moisturiser.

Tea tree helps amazingly, dermalogica have a good range but not saying spend heaps in money, just look out for the most natural product.

 
TOOTHPASTE REALLY WORKS Comments By: Kendra on 2005-06-11
I'm not sure, but then I used toothpaste and the next morning there were dried blood around it. I was horrified. But then when I wiped it off my pimple was gone completely. It really works.
 
You people are doing it wrong Comments By: dani on 2005-07-04
Those of you who are getting burns are just doing it wrong. You need to wash your face and hands prior to application. Now, the most important part: choosing the toothpaste. It must be PASTE! The gel crap WILL NOT work!!!! It burns! Secondly, it must not have mint in it. By that, I mean it must not have mint; meaning it can be mint-flavored as long as that's not an ingredient. Dab a thin layer over the pimple. remember: if the layer is too thick, it won't dry and thereby won't help. After application, go to sleep. It takes all night to work, so don't think this is gonna be a one-hour endeavor. Be careful while going to sleep and/or while the toothpaste is still wet. When you wake up, wash your face, add some astringent and/or mosturizer and call it good!
 
Toothpaste Works Well Comments By: Momof5 on 2005-07-04
I have never had trouble with my skin until just recently. I tried the toothpaste on a few pimples. It made the pimples appear smaller, less red and less swollen and some of the hard acne bumps came up to a head.

Since this worked I tried a thin layer over my entire face (except eye area) and the toothpaste exfoliated, made my pores smaller and made me look like I had just had a professional facial.

I think it works great!

 
it will make you worse! Comments By: anon on 2005-07-10
it only makes your skin angry and red, very sore and ugly!
 
Worth A Shot Comments By: Linds on 2005-07-11
I've tried it, but personally it doesn't work for me it just makes them redder & it's just a mess.
 
Have Some Sense... Comments By: Jayda on 2005-07-26
1. Don't be an idiot and slap the toothpaste all over you face test it underneath you chin to see if your it will burn your skin.

2.Don't use toothpaste on zits, spots, pimples etc.. you've already poped it will just burn.

3.Try to use a non minty toothpaste if you've got sensitive skin the mint flavouring in toothpastes is spicy and can burn if its really minty.

Oh and try to dab and rub, rubbing will irritate the skin in my opinion do not use toothpaste as a mask just dab it on zits.

 
attempting.... Comments By: kell on 2005-12-26
ok i have read everyone's comments, and I am attempting the formula write now lol, kk,I've just dabbed a little bit of toothpaste(mint, cuz that's all i have) and I'll gonna take it off in about an hour, I'll get backt o you guys!!
 
DO NOT DO NOT USE TOOTH PASTE Comments By: nicole on 2006-01-28
please please please ppl do not use toothpaste i was reading these comments and i have a really important shoot 2moz in london and i have just noticed a few spots on my head so i was determined to get rid of them so i was reading some other stories about its soooo brilliant but its not !!!! beware i am a model i have perfect skin not sentitive i dabbed toothpaste over my spots on forehead woke up next morning my face was a TOTAL RECK !! it does not work at all i woke up with BLISTERS IT HAD BURNT MY SKIN AWAY so please ppl do not use this make sure you drink plenty of water and have face saunas twice weekly no TOOTHPASTE !! ooo and drink at least 4 glasses of water a day or even orange juice or lemon juice i no i av been told by plenty of models bye !x
 
Question Comments By: N00bie on 2006-02-28
Does floride in the toothpaste have an affect on wheather u burn or not?
 
i dono Comments By: allison on 2006-03-23
ok well i havent done it yet but i am going to right now and then once something happens then i will come and say something!...ooo and my title will be did it work!
 
Forget the toothpaste I have a better solution Comments By: Peggy on 2006-04-06
Forget the toothpaste. When you see you have a pimple coming, don't squeeze it! Before going to bed at night place a dab of Calamine lotion on your pimple and the next day your pimple will be almost gone--no burning--no swelling--just drying out. I have sensitive skin and works fantastic for me.
 
CAUTION!!!! Comments By: corinne on 2006-05-22
this is the worst idea any1 can ever think of. i did this for 2nights straight and have severely burned my skin. i have huge holes in my face and it has caused wrinkles under my eyes. this is no joke & sadly it is ruining my life. i only had a few small pimples around my nose and forehead but took things too far and sure enough more pimples have come back then before. i do not reccomend this. my skin is extremely leatherly. before this-i was always mistaken for 16 and the other day my professor thought i was 24!! i am 19 and have tried facials & european moistorizers to correct it but nothing will work. please people don't use.
 
YES IT WORKS! Comments By: Amanda on 2006-05-30
Toothpaste works very well IF you follow certain guidlines. First, do NOT use toothpaste with mint as an ingredient( may be mint flavored though). Second, use a whitening toothpaste. Third, apply overnight AFTER washing your face with ONLY water. Last, only apply in thin amounts.

You might wake up in the morning with blood around the pimple, however once that is washed off there will be no traces of pimples in the area.

If you do not want to use toothpaste or are afraid it will irritate sensitive skin here are some more suggestions.
1)Have a variety of washes. You may find that for a few weeks a wash may work, but after 3 weeks or so it stops. My recommendation is to have a variety of different washes to alternate so your skin cannot build an immunity to the wash.

2) NEVER use soap unless it is specifically facial soap. Other soaps are to harsh and will cause irritationor dryness.

3) Drink water. Water helps to clear the skin.

4) Be active. When you sweat the sweat runs down your face clearing out your pores.


Hope this helps!!!

 
Celebrity tip Comments By: Anon on 2006-05-30
Something commonly used by celebrities is a combonation of one part water and one part yeast. Hope this helps!!!
 
good idea- not for everyone though Comments By: Johnie on 2006-05-31
The mask should only be put on for about 30 minutes. I would never sleep with toothpaste all over my face. I have tried the mask and it works wonders. toothpaste severly dries out your face. i have also tried putting it just on oily spots or zits/pimples over night and that works great too. i wouldn't use if you have sensitive skin. For me it does have a little burning sensation but its more like a tingle. I just know its working. I have never gotten a rash from it.
 
good idea- not for everyone though Comments By: Johnie on 2006-05-31



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