For years fashion models have been using toothpaste to get of pimples. They profess that overnight application of toothpaste is the best way to get rid of pimples.
However, there are people who do believe it and say that applying toothpaste of facial skin could lead to burning and stinging. But there many other people besides fashion models who swear by this method.
So, how does toothpaste get rid of pimples? First thing you have to understand that the result of toothpaste application on pimples depends on the brand of toothpaste and your skin type. But certain toothpastes have ingredients that help to fight pimples; and then there are others that have no effect on pimples other than irritating the skin. The toothpaste acts as a mask and ends up drawing out all the impurities from the skin. In addition, it also helps to dry out the skin and thereby reducing the size of the pimple.
There are many toothpastes that contain either menthol or alcohol and both these ingredients are known to be desiccants that can dry the skin. It is these ingredients that work on the skin and pimple and help to get rid of it. However, care should be taken when applying toothpaste on a pimple because alcohol and menthol may end up drying the skin more than required.
If you are using toothpaste to get rid of pimples, then be prepared to applying it and keep the toothpaste on overnight. Apply a little bit of toothpaste on each pimple, leave it on overnight and make sure you rinse your face first thing in the morning. This is should be the last resort in fighting pimples given that there are many creams and lotions available that are far more effective. And do not use gel toothpaste as it will not be effective in getting rid of pimples.
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