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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



swallon lip Comments By: Key on 2011-03-15
I tried the toothpaste trick overnight and woke up with a burning and puffy lip. Guess the home remedy didn't work for me.....
 
It works!! Comments By: Jane on 2011-03-16
Dab it on with your finger make sure that its not wet. Don't keep it on over night. If it burns really bad only keep it on for 5 MINUTES.
 
DO NOT USE TOOTHPASTE! Comments By: Anon on 2011-03-17
It burns REALLY bad, no i don't have dry skin. Nope, didn't have any mint ingredients. It hurts, i took it off after having it on for 30 minutes. PLEASE do not use this it HARMS your skin and burns through your skin. My face is very sore
 
Never Tried it Before! Comments By: Adriana on 2011-03-21
Well,my mom told me that to get rid of pimples to use toothpaste,so i just put some on right now.. and reading all the comments i scared my skin will be red,dry and irritated.we'll see what happens though. Hopefully everything turns out ok. If it does i comment again saying it does!
 
If it doesnt work Comments By: Kylie on 2011-03-20
If the toothpaste irratates your skin, then try a home made honey mask, 2 tablespoons of honey, 2 teaspoons of milk (any milk works) mix it together well and leave it on your face around 10-15 minutes, honey doesnt irratate skin, but if it does, discontinue using it and try an asprin mask.
 
I dont know yet Comments By: Joshua on 2011-03-20
I keep on reading that it helps. I had a pimple about a month or two ago.I kept trying to pop it but it made it worse. It finally went awake the following week. Now i have another one, so im gunna try it. But DO NOT touch it, it makes it worse!!!
 
TOOTHPASTE DOESS WORK! JUST CERTAIN TYPES! Comments By: Malea on 2011-03-31
Okay. REGULAR TOOTHPASTE (No gel, no mint) works! The reason it burns is because if you use Whitening Toothpaste, It has high Hidrogen Peroxide in it so it swells up your skin, or EVEN BURNS IT! REmember, DONT POP IT! Wait for it to go away by itself! It all toothpastes dont work. To treat it, use tea tree oil, an ice pack, or liquid Benedryl. (:
 
PLEASE READ Comments By: 'Anon' on 2011-04-03
It does work, you just have to follow the directions.
Tips:
DO NOT USE TOOTHPASTE THAT IS MADE FOR GETTING RID OF TARTAR! The chemicals are too harsh on the skin AND THAT IS WHAT MADE YOUR SKIN BURN! Also use ones that are white ( Aquafresh I found works best) and if all the sudden you feel it burn ( not tingle, it is supposed to do this ) wash your face immediately. Try it first for 5 minutes, if it burns, stop, then try for 10, then 2 hours, then overnight so your skin gets used to it, but do it on a different pimple every time.

 
IM JUST 12 AND TOOTHPASTE BURNED MY FACE Comments By: TUTY on 2011-04-08
HELP ME :( I READ ABOUT THE COMMENTS THAT U GUYS WROTE AT HERE ABOUT THAT WHAT HAPPEND IF WE PUT TOOTHPASTE ON OUR FACE.IT BURNED MY FACE,FIRST I HAD LIKE NORMAL SMALL PIMPLES THEN MY FRIEND SUGGEST ME TO PUT TOOTHPASTE.I WAS WRONG I PUT A THICK LAYER ON MY FACE AND LEAVE IT THEN SLEEP,WHEN I WOKE UP TO GO TO SCHOOL I SAW A HUGE LAYER OF BURNING NEXT TO MY NOSE.MY PARENTS WERE LIKE 'THTS WHAT U GET' AND I WENT TO SCHOOL THERE WERE ABOUT 80 PEOPLE ASKED ME WHAT HAPPEND TO MY FACE I ANSWERED THEM 'IT'S BECAUSE I ATE PRAWNS' IM JUST 12.NOW,I DONT WANT TO FOLLOW MY MUM TO GO TO THE MALL EVEN GO PLAYING AT THE PLAYGROUND INFRONT OF MY HOUSE WITH MY NEIGHBOURS.IT'S ALREADY LIKE A MONTH! SHOULD I GO FOR A LASER?PLEASEEE HELLPPP ME,WONDER IF U CAN HELP ME :(
 
best solution Comments By: victor on 2011-06-12
best solution for acne is to get laid... period... worked for me when i was 16
 
Dont try this at home... Comments By: Dr pimples on 2011-07-12
it burns and dries out your skin and start to itch..
 
@ I am just 12 Comments By: amele on 2011-07-16
hey look the same thing happened to me......rub your face because some layer of toothpaste is still present in your skin.....then you'll get hyper pigmentation which will go by the use of soaps useful for hyperpigmrntation
 
it works yay! Comments By: anon on 2011-07-17
toothpaste does work so does honey lemon and scrubs the best way is to let your skin have some air while trying to get rid of a pimple/zit dont try and cover it up with makeup just have a few days without around 4-5 days your skin will clear up you can get zit cream from most shops and chemist
 
TRY ON YOUR WRIST BEFORE YOUR FACE! Comments By: Anon on 2011-07-21
Before putting toothpaste on your face, its very important to try it on another part of your body, ie wrist, to ensure that you won't have a bad reaction. I tried it and it was fine when it was on my wrist but after I took the toothpaste off it started itching and it was very red. Just please make sure that your toothpaste won't make anything worse before you use it on your face. at least on another body part it won't be as noticeable.
 
Comments By: Matthew on 2011-08-05
Everyone whos said its bad has left it on overnight. just dont leave it on over night! i just left doller store touth PASTE not gel on my pimples for 30 minutes and they got TONS smaller but kinda irritated but after an hour they got lighter so u can barely see them.
 
how can i get rid of acne? Comments By: bless c. on 2011-08-07
hi there! i had these pimples since i was at the 4th grade i had a little bit at 3rd then got worse at 5th me and my family have tried lods of products i have read some things about toothpaste but some say it's not safe, i maybe stupid to say this but i really dont know if i have a sensitive skin i guess not much, what's the best remedy BTW? i'm really desprate. i'm going to a new school this september and i dont wanna be teased because of my pimples. hope you can help me thanks!
 
PIMPLE WAS ON MY FACE 4 MONTHS Comments By: Sara on 2011-08-08
I had this pimple 4 months because I kept messing with it and it would just keep getting irritated over and over again. Well, I finally put a dab of toothpaste on over night. The next morning I woke up, washed it off and a giant yellow head was on the pimple...FINALLY! I busted it and now it is healing and I think I won't have to deal with this ugly thing anymore.
Thanks Toothpaste!!

PS: Toothpaste works great for healing cuts as well!

 
Here's the Deal Comments By: Janis on 2011-08-08
I have been doing this pretty rarely. Just when I need it, ever since I was fourteen. It works great for me. But I don't have sensitive skin. It adjusts Yo everything. And stop freaking out about burning, because it does sting at first (just like alcohol pads may sting the cut and vicks and blistex sometimes stings as well) but give it a bit and distract yourself and you'll be fine.

Like people are saying, experiment a little with 10-20 minutes and only on a small area and not before a big day like prom or something. See if it works. I keep it over night. It's fine.

Please stop panicking and telling people it's horrible. If it didn't work for you, it didn't work. Butt there's science behind it and it gas worked for others. It so cheap so it doesn't hurt to try.

I do it like once every two months and I put colgate total.

 



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