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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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use the toothpaste method Comments By: margii on 2010-04-06
i use toothpaste on my pimples and i only leave it on for 15 minutes and it completely works for me. DO NOT LEAVE IT ON ALL NIGHT!!!! i will cause blistering if you leave this on all night.
 
JUST BE CAREFUL Comments By: Jessica on 2010-04-09
I always had a prescription for my acne that works like a charm but my prescription ran out last week so I don't know what else to use. I heard of this from a friend and when I googled it I was told only 15 minutes is needed at a time.

So I only covered above the pimples and my nose so that MY ENTIRE FACE WAS NOT! COVERED. After a little burning I washed it off about 20 minutes later and seen that my nose was actually clear for once since it sucked everything out of the skin for me and my chin cleared up a little bit.

I recomend that anyone without sensitive skin use this method. DO NOT cover your entire face and DO NOT use it all night. Your skin will die because it can't air out like you need it to.

 
Dr says.... Comments By: Anon on 2010-04-28
Pop the suckers. if you let it stay later its gonna turn into hyperpigmentation
 
Don't Use Overnight!! Comments By: Nick Oleksiw on 2010-04-29
First night I left it on and was OK, but pimples still there.

SECOND night was awful. Woke up hurting on my face and saw RED SPOTS on the places I put the paste. Burned badly, it sucks a lot.

Should've used Lemon Juice...damn.

 
Sensitive Skin Comments By: Ashley on 2010-04-29
hey i have sensitive skin (REALLY SENSITIVE) and i tried toothpaste (it had whitener in it) and as soon as i put it on i cld feel it and i didn't leavve it on 4 more than 2 min. when i took it off i had a little bit of redness (from being irritated from the whitener im guessing) but the redness went away and my skin looked better. i suggest that when expirementing with toothpaste dont leave it on 4 long just try like 2-5 min. and DEFINETLY dont leave it on all night the first time u try it. the toothpaste did help a little :) dont put too much either and u shld b fine :)
 
Sensitive Skin Comments By: Ashley on 2010-04-29
hey i have sensitive skin (REALLY SENSITIVE) and i tried toothpaste (it had whitener in it) and as soon as i put it on i cld feel it and i didn't leavve it on 4 more than 2 min. when i took it off i had a little bit of redness (from being irritated from the whitener im guessing) but the redness went away and my skin looked better. i suggest that when expirementing with toothpaste dont leave it on 4 long just try like 2-5 min. and DEFINETLY dont leave it on all night the first time u try it. the toothpaste did help a little :) dont put too much either and u shld b fine :)
 
toothpaste remedy Comments By: jessica on 2010-05-15
It made my zit not be a bump anymore. make sure you dont load it on tho because one time i did and it pealed alooot!
 
What kind of toothpaste??? Comments By: Anon on 2010-05-16
I personally use Crest pro health toothpaste and it got rid of my pimples overnight! who knew?!
 
All Good Things in Moderation! Comments By: Anon on 2010-05-20
While I believe that using toothpaste works well, I don't think it should be on for more than 30 minutes. I only ever leave it on for 15. It stings a bit, and is red for a little while after (so it isn't instant gratification!)... but my face feels refreshed and much less oily after, and my pimples are reduced significantly.
 
Works for Me Comments By: Amelia Roundtree on 2010-05-20
I've been using toothpaste for my pimples ever since I first heard about it in an article when I was 13, and now I'll be 20 in a couple of weeks. It's a great "quick fix" that I use at least once a week. I dab a little on the breakouts at night, and wash it off with a scrub first thing in the morning. It may take a couple of days for mostly everything to be gone, but that's faster (and cheaper) than most acne products out there.

You HAVE to use a plain, white toothpaste. The gels and whitening toothpaste products are the worst on the skin, in my experience. They tend to burn the worst and help the least. Be aware that not every person and not every product is the same, so just because you or someone else had a single, bad experience does not mean that will always be the same result. Sometimes all it takes is a different brand, which makes the traveler packages very helpful when finding a good one.

Someone starting out may realize that toothpaste actually has an aroma. Try not to put it too close below and beside the eyes because the aroma alone can/will sting for about the first 30 seconds. This is normal and has no real harm that I know of. At least it's not as bad as cutting onions.

Avoid putting it on an already popped pimple. I learned the hard way that it stings terribly bad, but it does help clean out the last little bit and prevents a nasty infection. I've known people that have had pimples turn into an abscess.

Do know that I do have naturally dry and sensitive skin, particularly on the face and scalp. Thanks to lice shampoo, I found out from a doctor that it's actually more sensitive than normal. NEVER have I had any major problems with using toothpaste on my skin. It may sting a little, but this is normal for everyone. If you ignore it, it will go away after a few minutes. So stop the complaining. You might actually be tricking yourself into thinking it's worse without actually realizing it. Goes along the lines of "Mind over Matter."

My sister asked her dermatologist about this once, and responded by saying basically what I am saying now. It works for some but not all. It is a quick fix deal just as are most acne treatments on the market today. And it is in only rare cases that toothpaste will actually corrode the skin.

 
iffy Comments By: craig on 2010-05-21
Overnight is a very bad idea, it will burn your skin quite badly.
Doing it for up to a hour or so though then removing it works great for the red patches left over by spots though.

 
Goodness, people please! Comments By: BobbiJo on 2010-06-03
It depends on your type of skin, so stop scaring people to death with "oh no, it burns!" What happens with your skin, might not happen to other peoples.
 
Formula.. Comments By: Anon on 2010-06-10
Toothpaste works pretty well for me, Mint or no. The trick is - yes, even if you have sensitive skin like me - NOT TO LEAVE IT ON FOR TOO LONG. I put it on, get in the bath, and make sure it's completely gone before I'm out of the shower. So it's on for like 10-20 minutes MAX. It dries out your skin at first, but if you're willing to deal with the slight discomfort for an hour or so it'll go away. Otherwise, I take Vitamin C every day, plus drink lots of water. Vitamin C is really good for your skin, and so is water. If you stay away from the pop and junk food, you'll be pimple-free in a few weeks.
 
Not very sure.... Comments By: Lyssie on 2010-06-10
I tried but it was hot!I felt my skin burning. I then rinse it off.
 
Toothpaste Comments By: BOO on 2010-06-12
I have alot of pimple scare and there is some pimple that is red.. I am trying the toothpaste hope this will work, I want my clear face again not with lot of pimple around it...
 
toothpaste Comments By: john williams on 2010-06-15
i used Colgate cavity protection and it works amazing !
 
Errrrr.... Comments By: Pat on 2010-06-19
I have a pimple on my nose. I have never tried this before & the bad comments are making me have second thoughts... but I want it gone & fast... So how does it work for oily skin is my question.
 
Read First! Comments By: Shiki on 2010-06-22
There are people on here saying that they left the toothpaste on their face overnight and then say that toothpaste is bad... But the thing is, the instructions NEVER said to LEAVE THE TOOTHPASTE ON OVERNIGHT.

So read first before you say something possibly silly, foolish people.

 



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