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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 am going on a vaca. in about a week and im going to see some friends that i havent seen in lie 9 months.. so as u might guess, this was long awaited, and anyway i used to have TONS f zits all over my forehead. but lately i havent had any but as u might guess the wk b4 im sposed to go c EVERYONE i get a huge nasty zit in the middle of my forehead... and well it made me mad... so i tried the windex thing last night and the night b4 and it seemed to dryit up a little but i want this thing gone fast so right now im trying the tooth paste thing.. im using crest regular paste... its on my face right now and it doesnt burn just a little tingly but the good tingle ya kno.. anyway, i will get back on tomorrow and tell you if there is any change
IT WORKED Comments By: anon on 2007-11-18
okay, so im the one that was writing about the nasty zit and going on vaca and all that...
IT WORKED! i did the T-paste thing and left on there for about 10 minutes and it dried it up... then the next day i popped it and now its gone! you cant tell i ever had one
so seriously TRY IT! IT WORKS AND IT DOESN'T BURN YOUR SKIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(unless you r like really sensitive or sumthin)

why toothpaste works like a miracle.. Comments By: salman on 2007-11-23
I did that too, and it works brilliant. *grins* I also tried another way of doing it is by pasting plaster over it. It was taught as a DIY style in a beauty book, but doctors do advise not to do as such for fear of worsing it.

I remembered reading this somewhere: attached below describe how toothpaste actually works for pimples:

In almost any toothpaste you'll find sodium monoflurorophosphate, or simply put, some chemical version of fluoride. Fluoride prevents tooth cavities. But in the skin, fluoride typically causes more damage that it corrects. For example, medicals studies have reported that large does of fluoride could cause systemic poisoning. Though the amount of fluoride in tooth paste is less than one percent you may not want predispose yourself to risk.

If toothpaste does help acne prone skin, it's most likely not due to the fluoride because this chemical can irritate or burn the skin and sometimes provoke skin allergies.

Glycerin, sorbitol and alumina:
Skimming down the list of toothpaste ingredients, we arrive at agents with the potential to delete zits like hydrated silica, sorbitol, alumina and glycerin. Silica and types of aluminum are used to treat acne via dermabrasive products. However, in the toothpaste, they are too fine to profoundly exfoliate the skin. Sorbitol is a flavoring agent while glycerin just makes the toothpaste feel better in your mouth.

Getting rid of calcium could mean getting rid of pimples:

Now we encounter sodium pyrophosphate, or some relative of this chemical resting in our toothpaste. Sodium pyrophosphate controls tartar deposits on the teeth by removing calcium and magnesium from saliva. It is with this calcium evicting phosphate that we may find a potential acne curative.

Skin levels of calcium directly influence skin cell growth and differentiation. One of the traits of acne includes improper shedding of the skin or improper skin cell separation. And according to research done by Chia-Ling L. Tu and colleagues, too much calcium in the epidermis skin causes more hair follicles to grow, makes the skin more susceptible to outside attacks and increases cell growth. None of these circumstances help contain acne so taking away a little calcium from acne prone skin may eliminate a cluster of zits. So we allot a point to pyrophosphate as a possible acne taming agent.

I hope the extract helps!

how LONG Comments By: Ruth on 2007-11-25
TipKing says: First you must test your skin for about 20 mins to make sure that you do not have sensitive skin. Some people leave the toothpaste on all night

http://hempworx.com/ Comments By: Blong on 2007-12-01
try toothpaste on it

tooth paste Comments By: xox on 2007-12-03
ive tryed it and it worked a little i think but i need help im affaid it will burn really bad and then just make it worse. but i know for a fact that putting an ice cube on ur pimples that are reallyyy red and may be a scab. put an icecube on until it melts completely and it will def make it less red. <3
it worked for me... Comments By: jessica on 2007-12-11
and i've got sensative skin. i left the toothpaste on for an hour or so then washed it off with warm/hot water. it felt real refreshing & did not leave any "scars" or "brown spots" on my face.
i dont think you should... Comments By: Katie on 2007-12-18
i have a pimple right in between the crease of my nose and it hurts a lot.

so i decided to put a little toothpaste on it.

it started burning!

yeah it made it smaller.
but my zit still hurts like heck.
i don't recommend it.
any tips on how to get mine to go away soon.
like by tomorrow.

Depends Comments By: Melissa on 2007-12-26
Okay First of all It all really Depends on your Skin type. I'm surviving acne right now I do not recomend Toothpast or any other House-hold Material. I now visit a Dermotoligist once every week, and they give me special medication for my acne. You shouldn't use any other products that isnt recomended by dermotoligist. one Product that Helps me with my acne so far is an "Salicylic Acid" from Clean&clear. Its recomended.

You can buy this at Wal-mart
Look for: Clean&Clear Advantage Daily Cleansing pads. Salicylic Acid Acne Medication.
It is only like 4 bucks and had 70 pads. Its a pretty resonable price.

Take my acvice and stop using products that arn't recomended.

This will help

DO NOT PUT TOOTHPAST ON YOUR PIMPLE Comments By: Joe on 2007-12-28
I put toothpast on my pimle over the night the nest morning it was way worse, it burned my skin and now i have a scab over my pimple and its red around the pimple. Can someone tell me what to do
Does toothpaste work or not? Comments By: Anon on 2008-01-02
Everyone has a different opinion.
Is it just the skin type difference or toothpaste itself?

Kind of worked, not really. Comments By: Nikki on 2008-01-04
I have kind of sensitive skin and I just tried it. I had to wash in off about five minutes later because of the burning. Now my skin is red and it hurts a little bit but the red is starting to go away and it looks a little bit smaller.
Wha..!? Comments By: confused on 2008-01-04
I don't get it...after reading all these comments is toothpaste good or bad??
HELP!! Comments By: Nina on 2008-01-05
OK so i should have read this form before i applied toothpaste. I have had a reaction like everyone else, i have dry skin and a weird color mark around my pimple spot which is very visible.

HOW DO I GET RID OF THE EFFECT of the toothpaste?

Thanks in advance!

Hmm .. Comments By: Anon on 2008-01-06
Right I Have Put Colgate Mint On .. Lets Have A look If It Work Guys !
my damn pimple Comments By: MIZZ KENNEDY on 2008-01-08
omg!! i heard toothpaste get rid of pimp so i tried it!! guess wat!! it didnt!! i mad it worst!! my pimp had a red ring around it and it look at if i had some sort of skin diseases!! i even had to walk around school looking lik that!! grrrr! it kinda look lik a mole or as if i had ring worm!! but after my shower i look lik a pimple again!! but i still have that red mark around it!!
Does it really work? Comments By: An Phan on 2008-01-13
I used toothpaste on my zit around the eye. I was scared at first because it was the eye area. (corner southwest of my eye) But i tried it and MADE sure it didnt go in my eye. I used mint flavor and it gave me the minty burning but does not hurt. I gave a big chunk and dab to it. So i dont know if that works or not. &the next morning its the same old zit.
Baking Soda Comments By: Amy on 2008-01-25
Tooth paste, i suggest the white kind with baking soda, its what absorbs the oils and clears up the pimples, i seen it on some cartoon...i think it was on Ozzy & Drix.
it all depends on the person Comments By: Jake on 2008-02-03

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