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Old 01-22-2005, 09:57 AM   #1
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Question Toothpaste On Zits!?!?

i've heard from a somewhat reliable source that toothpaste on pimples is the way to go. its supposed to remove redness and shrink the zit at the site.
has anyone ever tried this and had awesome results?

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Old 01-22-2005, 10:09 AM   #2
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Re: Toothpaste On Zits!?!?

i've tried this before, and it didn't work for me. the toothpaste dried out on the spot and it made it even more irritated.

Old 01-22-2005, 11:31 AM   #3
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Re: Toothpaste On Zits!?!?

The sodium lauryl sulfate in the toothpaste is NOT good for the pimple. My suggestion is, if it's not a big zit, wait it out. Aggravating it only makes it bigger.

Old 01-22-2005, 01:10 PM   #4
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Re: Toothpaste On Zits!?!?

Putting toothpaste on zits is a myth.

Old 01-23-2005, 01:19 AM   #5
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Re: Toothpaste On Zits!?!?

The reason toothpaste sometimes works is because it dries out the skin, but you should never use it. It has a lot of acids in it that can actually leave a red mark for a long period of time. I would stick to creams that are made to fight acne.

Old 01-23-2005, 08:29 AM   #6
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Re: Toothpaste On Zits!?!?

Toothpaste never worked for me. It only worked on my razor bumps but never helped with my acne.

Old 01-23-2005, 11:44 AM   #7
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Re: Toothpaste On Zits!?!?

don't use it it makes the skin really red in the one spot and it dries it up real bad

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