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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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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.
 
Toooothpaste Comments By: Bob on 2006-06-21
I used it for about 15 minutes then i wiped it off, gotta say the pimples look much smaller and harder to notice... i would not use it overnight tho
 
Toothpaste Does Wonders Comments By: Anon on 2006-07-04
I have super oily skin so i find that this does work for me... i wash my face with unsented dove bar soap and pat my face dry. then i apply a THIN layer of toothpaste and leave it on my skin for abotu 45 min (depending on the season... my skin is dryer in the winter so i only leave it on for about half an hour but in the summer i leave it on for an hour)... then i wash it off with the dove unsented soap. i do this twice a day, in the morning and in the evening and my face appears flawless!
 
DOESNT WORK FOR NUTTIN Comments By: ALEX on 2006-07-25
IM A 15 YEAR OLD GUY AND I PUT TOOTHPASTE ON MY NOSE AND I LEFT IT FOR DA NIGHT AND WEN I WOKED UP I WANTED 2 SCREAM BECAUSE MY WHOLE PIMPLE GOT WORSER DEN IT NORMALLY WAS I RECOMMEND PEOPLE NOT TO USE TOOTHPASTE BECAUSE ITS GOING TO LEAVE U A SCRAB AND BURNS BUT AFTER DAT I USE NEOSPORIN AND IT WORKED BUT NOW I LEARNED A LESSON ON NOT USIN TOOTHPASTE ON MY FACE
 
The Major Solution's Solution (Rated 4.5 Precicely) Comments By: Jon on 2006-08-03
Dear Sufferers of Acne,
I have a , you could say, Acne System that is very safe! I have used different toothpaste on my skin for a while, another words, experimenting. And I have learned things I would like to share!

1-Do not use Mint Paste, Many of people said that it does not matter, some say it does, the truth is , it does!
2-Do not use the Paste on a "Popped Pimple",the toothpaste is for mixing with, fighting, and dissolving/killing the dirt and impurities in the pimple. The Toothpaste will not cure the actual mark!
Use it on the pimple/zit when it is not popped!
3-Only Apply and let it set for 1-1.5 hours! The paste will kill the impurities pretty fast (Half-1 hour) but you need time for the dryness to take effect.
4-If you know you have sensitive skin, do not apply for more than a Half to 1 Hour!
If you do not know, apply till burning starts to increase or decrease. Obviously if it increases, rinse of thoroughly! If not, leave on for 1-1.5 hours!
5-Only apply toothpaste to the pimple/zit AND a small section (the area in circular direction around it) around it!

Steps:
1-Rinse Face With Water thoroughly!
2-Apply medium size amount on pimple/zit and small surrounding area, you can refer to step 5.
3-Let Sit on Area for a period of time-
SENSITIVE SKIN: TILL BURNING STARTS TO INCREASE RAPIDLY, APPROXIMATELY 20-20 MIN.
DURABLE SKIN: APPROXIMATELY 1-1.5 HOURS.
4-After Time, Rinse of thoroughly (Till all paste is gone)
5- Pat Dry with towel

I hope I help you with one of the Worlds top facial and medical problems :)

Sincerely
H.S.S Jon A. Coendour


 
Dont use toothpaste or soap! Comments By: Robert on 2006-08-08
Firs thing, dont use toothpaste if your skin is sensitive, it will only irritate you problem worse and rash your skin and leave a scar. My solution is take a needle or pin and poke a hole through the top of your zit/pimple and if there is any pus inside squeeze it out and wipe it away. Directly after, take some rubbing alcohol on a cloth or cotton swab and apply directly to the affected area. The alcohol may dry out your skin but nothing too bad or too noticable, just apply oil free lotion to it after. The alcohol will kill all the bacteria inside your pimple/zit...afterwards wash with warm water thoroughly.
 
My Solution!! Comments By: Sandralina on 2006-08-14
Hey everyone!! I am fifteen and I had really back acne. I tried everything you can think of.. i have spent hundreds on facial cleansers and pore minimizing lotions but nothing ever seemed to work intel just 3 weeks ago I found a solution... and the best part about it is the fact that is cheappp and very easy to use. first wash your face with water intel the water from ur face runs clear. then use an oil free gel cleanser (any brand) rub in a round motion for about 2 minutes and then wash with hot water so that your pores get a chance to open up and breath.. then pat dry and use a pea sized pile of toothpaste as an exfolitater.. leave on for about 5 minutes and then wash off with cold water.. this will tighten your pores so that any bakteria will stay out. then take a mild moisterizer and apply it to the part of your skin without any acne or bumps, this will prevent your skin from drying out and becoming visibaly noticable. your face is now freshly clean and has a layer protecting your pores from dirt, dust and other unwanted fugus'. the should be done only at night, usually before bed time, dab a thin layer of calomine lotion on all open wounds and all unwanted acne areas. this will dry out the surface completely without overdrying or burning your skin, even if its sensitive. in the mornings, give your face a quick wash with only water just to remove the calomine colouring. pat dry and apply your moisturizer again. i suggest using a slight bit of vaseline before aplying your makeup to prevent it from sinking into your pores and increasing your chance of getting more ance. try this for about 2 days and i can promise you a noticable change. its pain free, cheap and easy to remember... and most importantly... IT WORKS!!!! i am proof, i remember not so long ago, my face was so red and so bumpy to the point where i didn't want to leave my house. i couldn't even look at myself in the mirror without crying.. now i feel fresh, clean and surprizingly.. beautiful. i feel blessed and i think its only fair that i share my soloution with everyone possible. good luck. you might want to copy n paste the to a word pad so you can print it and that way you wont forget what you need and the steps to be followed. take care. any questions or concerns, email me. [email protected]
 
Expert Testimony Comments By: Anon on 2006-08-20
This excerpt is from:
http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=52086

Pimples


Toothpaste does more than help you achieve a winning smile. When dabbed on a pimple, toothpaste can get rid of it by morning. "It is drying and basically works like a clay mask," Kunin says. "It dehydrates the pimple and absorbs the oil," she says. Toothpaste works best on a pimple that has come to a head - like a whitehead, Kunin adds. "But be careful not to use a whitening toothpaste because they tend to have high levels of hydrogen peroxide that may irritate or burn the skin," she says. "If you are going to try it, use a white paste -- not a gel -- and skip this remedy if you have sensitive skin because it will be too irritating."

 
flouride!! Comments By: Margarita on 2006-08-26
I was jus on a website shop4prom.com - and it said that toothpaste with flouride won't work because it jus increases the chance of having more pimples in that area. don't mark my workd tho.

ANOTHER TIP - after washing your face with warm water...make sure you rinse it with cold water (not freezing) to close the pores and prevent dirt coming into your pores.

 
yah yah Comments By: leahh on 2006-09-03
i was impressed by tootepaste wowie it works like so good i was amazed the colegate is good mint (it doesnt matter) or crest i had a picture day and i had like four pimples i dabed a little but on in the morning the tootthpaste was still on and i was praying and i worked and i never expected it to take my BLACKHEADS away too i am so happy i found out also the white part of the egg works excellent i had a ton of pimples and oily skin and no im ance free :]
 
eh so so Comments By: Tom on 2006-09-13
i read most of the comments and i was wondering.One night i decided to put toothpaste on my zits (only 2)i just wanted to get rid of them and get on with life.so once i was putting it on it stung like hell but it still made the zit decrease but one of my zits resulted as crap! it kept bleeding makin a layer of dried up blood plus it also burnt my skin( o >< lucky me) The point is continue using your face wash brands like neutrogena and hydrogen peroxide becuz if the ppl who have sensitive skin and already tried it thats some damage done to your face becuz your skin will start to peel off a tiny bit.if this happens that's why we gots them MOISTURIZERS or however u spell it
 
MY 11 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER Comments By: DINA on 2006-09-20
MY DAUGHTER HAS HER FIRST HUGE ZIT ON HER NOSE. EVERYONE THINKS SO DIFFERENTLY ABOUT TOOTHPASTE. I DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO. I DONT WANT TO MAKE IT WORSE. IT IS ALMOST AT A HEAD. DO I JUST LEAVE IT? ITS BOTHERING ME MORE THAM HER!!!!!
 
WARNING Comments By: ANNOYMOUS on 2006-09-29
PLEASE people.do not use toothpaste. it has not only ruined my face but has ruined my confidence and self esteem.its almost as if i am a new person.if you saw before and after pictures you would gasp. i tried this 7months ago by applying toothpaste to my entire face except my chin leaving it on overnite for 10 hours 2 nights in a row. the sad part is i didnt even have huge pimples to begin with.i had dots around my nose and forehead. as a result my face is extremely DRY and FOREVER peely.i have visible burn marks around my nose.i can no longer wear makeup w/out looking like a clown. my makeup does not blend. when i apply it, it is almost like putting icing on a cake. it is sticky and visible. putting bronzer on over the cover up makes me look like i got beat up.my face wont tan either. it is as if anything that i try to put on my face is rejected. i have huge pores-leatherly looking and feeling skin & wrinkles under my eyes. ive tried Everything from facials to imported moistorizers. when i did this at first, no one would admit it to me the changes in my skin. putting toothpaste on my face has bought me down so much that i even saw a therapist to get evaluated.i dont want to go through life having a michael jackson face.its not fair.the doctor wanted to prescribe me PROZAC for distorted body image until my mom finally admitted that my face is rough and doesn't hold makeup and the toothpaste RUINED my face. this is no lie people.PLEASE DONT EVER USE TOOTHPASTE!!!!!!!!!
 
fantastic Comments By: sagar kadyan on 2006-10-02
ya toothpaste works really well.I used it for 2 nights and it showed great results
 
Nah it doesnt work for nothing Comments By: cassy on 2006-10-15
NOOOO Toothpaste doesnt even work only burns your face and doesnt even reduce the pimple away for nothing so dont depend on that
 
the best secret Comments By: K Ro on 2006-11-02
drink at least 8-12 8oz glasses of water a day after about 3 days you will see results.
 
proactive Comments By: Elisa on 2006-11-09
i use proactive! But it didn't really work on my back so I bought some microdermabrasion and it really works though i'm about to try the toothpaste thing. My skin is tough...I'm black!!! I'm sure the toothpaste wont burn. Acne sucks!
 
tooth paste may work for some... but not for others Comments By: chelsey on 2006-11-19
i tried the tooth paste remedy thinking what the hael i have nothing to lose.well i left it on over night and now my skin is wicked dry. it burnt my skin the pimple may be gone but my skin isnt soft. i dont reccomend it
 



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