You may have heard that some people use toothpaste to treat pimples? It's pretty much a classic home remedy, but does it really work or is it a myth?
What actually happens when you put toothpaste on pimples is that you dry them out. However, there is a risk of irritation and you may get a rash as a result of the dry skin. According to some sources, you should leave the toothpaste on for a few hours after applying it, to get the best effect. Some even go to sleep with the toothpaste still on the face.
Others mean that toothpaste on pimples is the worst thing you can do to your skin, since it’s never advisable to cause skin dehydration, wheter it’s pimples or the surrounding parts of the skin. While the toothpaste can help you to minimize the pimple, it will worsen your skin in the future, as the dehydration causes the skin to produce more oil, which in turn leads to more pimples.
Perhaps you should see toothpaste on pimples as a temporary solution, for example if you are during a period where your appearance is extra important, and a pimple pops up. Maybe you’re going to a party, a work interview or on a date? On wedding forums, toothpaste on pimples is a popular search term, where it is imminent to get rid of the annoying pimples as fast as possible!
For some, toothpaste seems to work fine as a pimple remedy, while for some it only aggravates the skin. It might be a fun thing to try out, and keep as an emergency solution up the sleeve 😊
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