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Does Toothpaste Help Acne
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Does Toothpaste Help Acne

Does Toothpaste Help Acne?

What type of a question is that?  One’s first response may be how on earth does toothpaste help acne and why would anyone put toothpaste on their acne?  After all, toothpaste is designed for your teeth, not your face.  Call it innovation.

So think about this, late one night someone has a pimple on their face, is brushing their teeth and says I wonder what would happen to my acne when I use my toothpaste as a spot acne treatment?  They dabble a bit on their zit and go to bed. The next day upon wakening, they note that their pimple is reduced and voila, another home remedy is found.

Is toothpaste the new cure for acne?

Well, likely not although there may be a number of reasons why it may help some and not others.  The ingredients in toothpaste can be quite varied so while someone says I used toothpaste and it worked, unless they tell you the brand you should really approach this idea with caution.  There are multiple ingredients in toothpaste and while some might tend to help acne there are others which will likely harm your skin.    The quantity of toothpaste used and the length of time left on likely play a large role in peoples results as well.

One of the first things I found when looking into which acne treatment was the best was that because everyone is different there does not seem to be any one product which works for everyone.  Your friend may use an acne product for a while and have great results yet when you use it nothing happens.  There are all sorts of reasons for this: different skin type, level of oil on your skin, diet, how you wash your face, skin sensitivity, the amount of sleep you get, your stress levels and even how you use the product.

Does toothpaste help acne?

The internet is an amazing device, you can quickly identify what others are doing in regards to spot acne treatments and make somewhat of an educated decision if you want to experiment with what they have done.  When it comes to determining does toothpaste help acne I would have to say the verdict tends to be on the no side although a number of people have reported that it does help them.

On the other hand a number of people have reported that they are left with large red marks on their face and others find that their skin was burned after applying toothpaste to a pimple on their face.  These observations may be a result of using a whitening toothpaste which contains hydrogen peroxide, which like benzoyl peroxide (an acne treatment product), can easily burn the skin when applied to liberally.

The theory behind why toothpaste works is because, the regular type of white, paste toothpaste is supposed to dry out your pimples thus leaving them smaller.  The gel type of toothpaste is reported to not work.  Yet even sticking to the paste type of toothpaste one can find a large number of different ingredients in these products.  

Bottom line, it is likely better to use a product that is designed for your acne and not your teeth.