3 Things to Consider Before Using Toothpaste for Pimples
Toothpaste is gaining popularity among people that are suffering from acne and trying to get rid of pimples on the face. It’s great because you have got another weapon which is inexpensive and always available at home against your skin problem. However, there are three things that you should know and learn about first before you go with paste for pimples. Specifically, they are the specific condition of your skin disorder, the right way to apply toothpaste to pimples, and the selection of paste.
Your Specific Skin Condition
Many people did turn out to get rid of pimples using toothpaste. But there are two factors that will determine if toothpaste will work for the pimples on your face. In particular, they are the quality of your skin and the cause of your pimples. If your skin belongs to the dry category, then you might reconsider using toothpaste for pimples. Otherwise, your skin is prune to be hurt, which could make things worse. The cause of pimples varies from case to case. For those cases where pimples are caused by bacteria, toothpaste would be the perfect option because it is used to clean the bacteria out of the mouth. However, if your pimples are caused by hormonal imbalance, then you need to take more constructive measures in order to treat them effectively.
The Correct Way to Apply
Now that you have found out if your situation is suitable to be treated with toothpaste. The next step you will have to take is learning about the right way to apply toothpaste as far as pimples are concerned. Nobody would like to put their skin at risk. So I will tell you about the lesson I have learned. As everyone told me, I cleaned my face, dabbed a drop of toothpaste on the pimple with a Q-tip, went to bed and washed it off the next morning. The inflammation was alleviated, which was good. The pimple got hard, which I thought was good. The bad thing is that the skin over the pimple got dark. So don’t leave the toothpaste too long on your pimples. I would recommend washing it off when it gets dry.
Selection of the Toothpaste
Another thing that is needed to know is the selection of the toothpaste. You would usually choose the toothpaste suits your teeth even when it comes to tooth brushing. So don’t just use any toothpaste out there. Choose the one with the least amount of fluoride if you can.
As you can see, if you don’t choose the right type of toothpaste, properly put it into use or understand whether your skin and pimple causes are suitable for the toothpaste therapy or not, you may as well end up with what I experienced. So keep them in mind if you have made up your mind to use toothpaste for pimples.