Does Toothpaste Get Rid of Pimples

Getting annoyed and depressed seeing spots, pimples or acne on your face is truly understandable because you are not left alone there.  There are millions of teenagers all round the world who sound as much you “Uff not again”. Sources say that pimples have become a prevalent cause at the fifth rank for teenagers getting into depression. Yes pimples are such nasty things which could spoil your face and looks and pops up at all inappropriate times. They could be culprits in putting down your self confidence to carry yourself. So why do these pimples come? Pimples are nothing but a result of an accumulation of certain hormones, bacteria, dirt and excess production of oil. Hormonal changes happen during the adolescent age, bacteria and dirt that get accumulated with excessive exposure of skin to dust prone areas finally excess oil secretion could all pave way for development of pimples on skin. Common treatments involving chemicals could be use of salicylic acid or Benzoyl peroxide which is often not readily available at home.

But did you know that there is yet one more effective treatment for pimple which is available at every house and which acts wonders on pimples? They are your commonly used regular toothpaste. Is it sounding crazy? But believe it, toothpastes are simple and wonderful treatment tool against pimples.  Though there are conflicting views of using toothpaste to treat acne and pimples, it still remains as one of the easiest and effective ways of getting away from them thus suggesting its usage in a limited quantity. So let’s see how exactly this happens.

Studies suggest that toothpaste has a basic ingredient of mint in its base formula which is responsible to dry out the skin and the problems developed on skin. Toothpaste also contains sodium, chloride and other antibacterial properties which functions on pimples and acne by killing the bacteria and drying them up. Therefore when applied to a pimple in the night, next day morning would be a surprise to you to see the pimple coming down half in its size. This is basically because the pimple is getting dried and shrunk because of the astringent and surfactant nature of the toothpaste. There are also proven theory of Colgate containing an antimicrobial known as triclosan which can kill bacteria to some extent.

 All you need to do is to dab a spot of toothpaste on the pimple in the night and let it work the whole night. If the pimples are more all over the face, a thin mask of toothpaste can be applied on the whole face but has to be rinsed off in sometime, may be 20-25minutes. Don’t forget to apply moisturizer on to your face post rinsing, because toothpaste can leave your skin very dry by absorbing all the moisture.

However toothpaste can just treat your pimple on a temporary basis but cannot do much in removing the complete condition of developing pimples. Certain toothpaste could also be an irritant to your skin. Thus take suggestion from a dermatologist to get over the condition from within.