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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



I have pimples on my chest and back and I am trying the toothpaste method right now...It is already drying out my pimples!!!
 
Doesn't Work Comments By: stephanie on 2007-05-01
I Put Toothpaste On
And The Next Day I Woke Up To More
Redness
It Burned My Face
My Skin Started Peeling It Burned
Like Two Layers Of My Skin.
Dont Try It.

 
Remember this first... Comments By: Ems on 2007-05-01
Hey guys, I've been using toothpaste (not gel) on my face after I use my anti-acne Clean and Clear facial wash. I only apply the toothpaste to the pimple and I dont leave it on overnight, you will find out how long you need to leave it on for after a few uses. Remember to dab some toothpaste on the delicate skin under your wrist for a few hours first. This is to make sure the tothpaste won't have any adverse affects on your face! If nothing happens, try it on your face. The toothpaste certainly helps dry out the pimple ad in about 24 hours theres usually just a tiny flaky scab left which can be scratched off, leaving nothing underneath!
 
Pimples Comments By: LJS on 2007-05-06
I m 12 years old and i have used Aquafreshh and it is working very good for me Tryy it =] BTW not over night just b4 you goto bed DUHH
 
nooooooooooooooooooooooooooo Comments By: Screw toothpaste on 2007-05-06
omggg do not leave on skin for more than 3 hours
paramedic had to come over and remove solid toothpaste of my face now i have a big wraping around my head i look like and idiot and i have NO facial skin

 
Not for everyone, but almost a miracle Comments By: anon on 2007-05-08
There is an endless array of skin varieties-some skin-types are more resistant and some are more sensitive. If you have sensitive skin, you probably should not use toothpaste to treat pimples. The reason is that there is often peroxide in toothpaste that will strip the top layers of your skin. If you dont know whether you have sensitive skin, a good test is to pay attention to the way your own skin reacts to different stimuli. If your skin tingles when you wash it with acne cleanser, or burns when you use toner, you probably have sensitive skin. if you still arent sure what your skin type is, go to your doctor! he or she can help you, even if its just a regular physician and not a dermatologist.
 
Didn't work for me Comments By: Erin on 2007-05-18
I have a friend that this worked great for, but it didn't do ANYTHING for me. The pimple is still there, not any smaller or anything, but it isn't burned or any of the other bad things you hear. So it works for some but not for all.
 
EVERY NIGHT 916 Comments By: T.J. WEBSTER 916 on 2007-05-25
every night b4 u go 2 bed get a wash rag put it in warm/hot water and then leave it on your face till the rag gets cold............trust me it work...it just takes bout 2/3 weeks till it works...keep on doin it and ur face wiil be clear 24/7
 
please don't use tooth paste Comments By: catalin on 2007-05-26
I am probably the worse case here ... I am 23 and 5 months , I am a boy , I wanted to have a better skin and I distroyed it. I used 2 lemon halves on my face ... waited 10 minutes ... washed it off with water ... then applied toothpaste started to burn really bad after 2 minutes so I washed it .
Today I have rinkles I ve never had before ,reddness on my face in the afternoon , I actuallylook better in the morning :) . and I cannot say a word to some girl I like and will work a long long time with ... beacause ... that's the way it was ment to be :.)

 
Nothing Comments By: BH on 2007-05-27
Toothpaste did absolutely nothing for me! I recommend oxy pads! Use one every night before you go to bed and you will rarely wake up having a pimple!!!!
 
hummm Comments By: Kathy on 2007-05-29
if people are saying that its so bad then why post it up?
i would try it but now that i read this i dont think its gunna work for me!
srry ''/

 
Rawr. Comments By: Marie on 2007-06-09
I have to agree that the toothpaste thing dosnt work it only makes it worse and burns really bad i now look worse than before
 
Works Great Comments By: John on 2007-07-02
Well I've come to the conclusion that everyone has different types of skin so there's really no definite answer. The only thing I am sure about is that some of you need to go back to school and learn to read and write properly! Text messaging has really spoiled many of you and you no longer know how to write! With that being said, the toothpaste worked really well for me and I would highly recommend anyone trying it to see what happens. If it doesn't work for you though, don't come back here blaming anyone for "messing up your beautiful skin"!
 
noooooo! Comments By: agustin on 2007-07-03
i had 2 huge zitz right before graduation...my antz freind said for big zipz put toothpaste on and slightly aroubnd it....i did for about a2 hours next thing i know it waz fine...next morning my skin waz burnt bad nad peeled about 3 times and wen it did it just got red...on 1 side tho it zorda went away but on the other i still have it and graduation waz horibly.if u know how to take it off plz tell me!!
 
gel or regular toothpaste Comments By: morgan on 2007-07-04
does it matter if u use a gel toothpaste or not??? let me know! (\___/)
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TipKing says: Non Gel toothpaste is the one that most people have used.

 
It all depends on how your skin handles things Comments By: SurferBeachGirli on 2007-07-04
***REMEMBER- THIS IS ONLY FOR MY SKIN! GIVE IT A TRY, BUT DONT YELL AT ME IF IT DOESNT WORK!***

Ive been going through various over-the-counter skin treatments. But finally i was at the doctors getting a physical and just out of the blue, my doctor asked me if i had anything for my acne (when i didnt think it was that bad!. anyways, i got Lavoclin (creamy face wash) and Duac (topical gel) and those are amazing. but of course us normal people cant have perfect skin...

so for those really stubborn pimples this is what i do: i wash my face (no washcloth cause that can tear open some nasty pimples). then i take 2 Q-tips and put a little pressure on the sides. if it doesnt pop, then i usually take a cotton ball and soak it in hot (not scolding) water and apply it on the pimple and try the Q-tip thing again.

then i put a little toothpaste on my pimple after ive gotten everything out (sounds kinda gross...)

then i just sleep it off, and in the morning its GONE!

 
NO GEL TOOTHPASTE Comments By: SurferBeachGirli on 2007-07-04
gel toothpaste doesnt work. use the regulare run-of-the-mill toothpaste
 
14 yr old LOTS of acne GONE!OMG THANK GOD!! WOOHOOO!!! BEST SECRET Comments By: sarah on 2007-07-15
okay The secret is drink a heck lot of water!!! it serously works i meanits good for you and give up dariy for a week it wont hurt you !!milk is BAD for ur face!! and toothpaste works as lonf as you dont put too much on and not a mint kind!! try my advice thou it well work i bet you anything!! im a teen and im so happy so im sharing my joy hopping ur zits well go away as good as myn!!DRINK ONLY WATER FOR A MONTH AND USE TOOTHPASTE ON UR FACE OVER NIGHT!!:)
 
WHAT DO I DO???? Comments By: POLLY on 2007-07-15



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