Toothpaste to get rid of acne. Yes or No ?

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Jan 06, 2013

Lyssa F.

Befor u grab the tooth paste u might want to us pore strips they are both doing the same thing but pore strips or acne cream designed for skin not teeth and less likely to dry out skin. 

Jan 06, 2013

Arthika T.

I've been told that pore strips r bad for u

Jan 07, 2013

Loren B.

Both baking soda and toothpaste raise the ph of your skin beyond the range that's optimal for bacteria. Make sure to neutralize afterwards. Killing the friendly bacteria on your face can leave you blotchy

Jan 07, 2013

Loren B.

Try eating a yogurt with 5 or more different strains of probiotic bacteria per serving and wash lightly so that you're not sterilizing your face. If you have an older family member with great skin brush cheeks the next time you hug to get thier superior bacteria colonizing your face too. 

Jan 08, 2013

Marie T.

Yes it leaves scars but don't belive that it will dry up a big red pimple in 1use try using a pure benzol peroxide or salicilic acid formula to dry it out but don't over do it!! goodluck

Jan 08, 2013

Mary B.

Crushed aspirin just 1 works better and reduces inflammation

Jan 08, 2013

Heather V.

It might work, but it is NOT good for your skin as a spot treatment. Neutrogena makes a really good spot treatment

Jan 08, 2013

Oki P.

No

Jan 08, 2013

Lauren N.

It just reduces the redness

Jan 08, 2013

Sarahbethany M.

it made me Breakout worse.....lol. I used baking soda and water as a face mask and it reduces the redness and dries up the acne :)

Jan 09, 2013

Loren B.

Fyi Minors should not use salicilic acid/aspirin at all. Even trace amounts can lead to Reyes syndrome blindness or death. 

Jan 09, 2013

Shelley W.

There are ingredients in tooth paste that are irritants to skin. Better off just getting a traditional spot treatment made specifically for acne and leave the toothpaste for your teeth.

Jan 09, 2013

Idah H.

Ive been battling with acne for how long i cldn't remember.I did try using toothpaste but its too strong for my face to adapt with it.My advice is try calamine lotion without menthol and toner with no alcohol such as rosewater or witch hazel.Hope this helps;)

Jan 09, 2013

Aoife G.

It didn't work for me :/

Jan 09, 2013

Callie S.

Toothpaste is a good idea for pimples as long as you use moisturizer after the treatment or you can get very dry skin around area

Jan 09, 2013

Cassie O.

I would say no! It leaves your skin so red and scars, at least it did mine 

Jan 09, 2013

Becca M.

No, they put so much chemicals in toothpaste now for whitening, cavity prevention..it might make it worse!

Jan 10, 2013

Shannon G.

Thanks guys this has really helped me out :) 

Jan 10, 2013

Trish S.

Ive personally never done it as ive heard mix reviews. 469) Avoid using toothpaste on pimples as a spot treatment. The chemicals in the toothpaste may be to harsh for the skin, and the fluoride in it can dry your skin out and leave scars.
I personally LOVE the lemon juice method! You apply lemon juice to a cotton ball and leave it on your pimple, i usually leave it on for 5 mins and wash it off with cold water. Then in a couple hours it will come to a head
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