Toothpaste is a key part of your daily oral health routine, but could it also come in handy for your beauty? Did you know toothpaste can help with acne? Here is more information on using toothpaste for acne:
Choose the Right Toothpaste
- Avoid Gel: Gel-based toothpaste may not be as effective in drying out and shrinking your pimple.
- Go Natural: Look for natural or organic toothpaste that contains beneficial ingredients like witch hazel, tea tree oil, aloe, or eucalyptus.
- Watch the Whitening: Toothpaste with polishing or bleaching chemicals can irritate your skin.
Test Your Skin First
One of the reasons toothpaste is known to be a temporary acne cure is because it includes ingredients that are drying agents like baking soda and hydrogen peroxide. But if you have sensitive skin, these ingredients can worsen the situation. Test your skin by using a small amount on the back of your hand before using toothpaste for acne.
If you feel burning or itching, your toothpaste may not be right for your skin. Rinse it off immediately.
Use a gentle moisturizer on the area to prevent dryness.
Using toothpaste for acne should be a short-term remedy. Eating the right foods and staying hydrated can also help prevent breakouts by keeping your overall health in shape.
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