There are numerous methods of treating pimple and toothpaste being one of the measures, the obvious question if putting toothpaste left on pimples can cause any problem. You must have heard people saying keep toothpaste on pimple overnight, but it is essential to know if it actually works.
What are Pimples and How to Take Care? Pimples are no doubt a scary thing for all the girls out there; pimples are not only painful, but they are also intolerable and ugly. However, irrespective of how much you might hate pimples, they are sure to bug you sometimes or the other.
If you have oily skin and have crossed the age of thirteen, in fact, you do not actually have a way to prevent pimples completely; but what you can do, is to take the best care to reduce their rate of appearance and also to take measures to dry out the pimples which appear.
For the combination and dry skinned beauties, the problem of pimples might be a bit less than the oily skinned girls, but pimples are sure to bother more or less everyone. Keeping your face clean all the time, maintaining a regular and strict CTM routine and leading a healthy lifestyle can certainly be a lot helpful in controlling pimples; but even then, you might have some occasional breakouts; and when you have one pimple right on your clean face, you are expected to try out everything to get rid of it as early as possible.
Does toothpaste work on a Pimple?
Toothpaste and to be more specific the old fashioned white mint toothpaste for acne have been found to be quite effective in drying out pimples quickly; so, now you can keep applied toothpaste on the pimple to get rid of pimples.
Though there is no scientific study oriented evidence, practically it has worked for many. It is believed that toothpaste dries out the skin surrounding the pimple, restricting its growth; some also believe that toothpaste works on the pimple-causing bacteria, and helps in drying up of pimples fast. However, applied toothpaste should only be considered as an occasional means to rid of pimples, as it might have bad effects on your skin in case of prolonged use; and it is suggested not to opt for the fluoride-based toothpaste, which might harm your skin.
How to apply White Toothpaste?
The way of using toothpaste on pimple is simple; the process takes only a few minutes. Clean your hands with soap and disinfectant; take a small amount (less than a pea size) of the toothpaste on your finger and apply it right on the pimple. Leave it in place at least for 4-5 hours or overnight. With time, the toothpaste left on pimple gets dried; and after the stipulated time, you can peel off the dried layer of toothpaste from the skin; and follow with your regular CTM routine; but try to keep a pimple affected area out from your moisturizer.