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toothpaste and acne? - May 13th 2010, 01:29 AM

so i heard somewhere that if you have acne you put toothpaste on it?
i was just wondering.. does it actually work?
i also heard that it like.. burns your skin or something like that?
plus, if you were to try it out.. which toothpaste would you use..
or which toothpaste wouldn't/shouldn't you use?

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Re: toothpaste and acne? - May 13th 2010, 02:05 AM

I can tell you from experience it does burn your face and makes it worse especially if you have sensitive skin it leaves a red mark on your face for the whole day.

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Re: toothpaste and acne? - May 13th 2010, 02:36 AM

What the toothpaste does is it dries up the blemish. As for how your skin will react, it depends on how sensitive your skin actually is. I know that if I use it, my skin (which is fairly sensitive) will look really dried up if I put toothpaste on it. It could also leave a red mark like Andrea said.
And yes, it does burn when you put it on, especially if the breakout is really bad. It's not an excruciating burn, but a little bit of a sting.
It worked a few times for me, but after that not really. Your best bet is a product made specially for acne.

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Re: toothpaste and acne? - May 13th 2010, 12:49 PM

I use toothpaste when I get one that doesn't seem to want to go away. For me, it does help dry them out and make the go away. But like I said, I don't do it often. Its not something you want to make a nightly routine or anything. Plus, like others said, it depends on how sensitive your skin is as to how you will react. For me it doesn't even really burn or leave marks.

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Re: toothpaste and acne? - May 13th 2010, 12:54 PM

It has never worked for me. It just burned and made my skin feel strange :/ It may be different for different skin types though.

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Re: toothpaste and acne? - May 13th 2010, 03:10 PM

When I tested it out, it actually made the marks more pronounced for a while. I'd used Colgate and gone to sleep with it on my face. My skin was all tingly in the morning but, other than that, there wasn't much damage (unless I'm forgetting lol).

It didn't seem to work on actually drying out the pimple though. I suppose it was silly of me to have expected it to have happened overnight. I was expecting to wake up with perfect/unblemished skin. That would've been quite a dream. But, I suppose it will take a while before results are obvious.

If you're considering trying it out, test it out on a patch of skin first. Don't start slapping it across your face like I did. Just to be on the safe side.

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Re: toothpaste and acne? - May 13th 2010, 03:13 PM

For acne I wouldn't use it. I use it on the odd spot though if it's somewhere like my nose. It dries the skin up so what you should do is put it on at night and sleep with it on and then in the morning you can use some moisturiser
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Re: toothpaste and acne? - May 15th 2010, 12:13 AM

It works well for me, but then again i don't have acne.. just the odd spot now and again. I wouldn't put it all over your face, maybe try it out on a tiny bit of your skin and see what happens? If your skin is particularly sensitive it may not be the best idea.

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Re: toothpaste and acne? - May 15th 2010, 01:51 AM

It doesnt. It burns your skin.

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Re: toothpaste and acne? - May 16th 2010, 11:05 AM

Toothpaste works on spots or blemishes by drying them out. Therefore, it's not uncommon to feel it sting or to have a red mark as a result of using toothpaste on your skin. I have tried it before and it didn't really have that much of an effect. I think that if you do have acne or an issue with your skin then going to a doctor or a pharmacy would be your best idea. Buying a specific treatment for acne, such as benzoyl peroxide, could really help.
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Re: toothpaste and acne? - May 17th 2010, 03:40 AM

I have always heard that toothpaste helps but it must just be from the acid in it.
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Re: toothpaste and acne? - May 17th 2010, 04:01 AM

for the occassional spot I do it. Just with the cheapest store toothpaste. However acne is slightly different and your skin is already irritated and sensetive whilst suffering from acne

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Re: toothpaste and acne? - May 17th 2010, 05:41 AM

I use lemon juice... it lightens the skin naturally and also the acid helps it... in my opinion it's much better than toothpaste cuz it's less messy, and it doesn't hardly burn, i just dab a little bit on at night when i got a trouble spot and in the morning and my blemish is gone in like 2 days... plus no chemicals... just make sure you dont put it all over your face, just do spot treatment, and not too often cuz it does get rid of oils

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Re: toothpaste and acne? - May 17th 2010, 05:46 PM

I tried it once, dident really work for me
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