Friday, October 11, 2013

WARNING! Toothpaste for Pimples!!

I want to take some time to discuss home remedies on treating acne.  When you google "ways of getting rid of acne overnight" or "home remedies for acne," there are over 30+ ways that people have tried and worked for them. Let's discuss the most popular ways and how and if they even work.

A common way of reducing inflammation and the size of pimples is ice. Ice could shrink the size of the pore and constrict blood flow to the area. Ice does not decrease the size of the pimple, but rather reduce redness, temporarily. Your skin actually tries to warm itself back up and that redness comes back as quickly as it can disappear because blood rushes to that spot once you stop applying ice on it.

Another way of reducing the size of the pimple is toothpaste. People have said how toothpaste has dramatic changed the size of the pimple. Yes, I believed it as well. It did reduce the size of the pimple drastically and I was super excited that I continuously used toothpaste on my spots. HOWEVER, TOOTHPASTE IS NOT MEANT FOR YOUR FACE! IT'S FOR YOUR TEETH! Yes, toothpaste has silica, a drying agent in it that could "dry" up the pimple but toothpaste can burn your skin. Below is an image of the aftermath of my toothpaste disaster. 



My chin was 10 times redder and more painful than the picture above when I washed off the toothpaste. My skin was so thin that oil and bacteria easily spread and pimples just kept appearing and appearing. It was uncontrollable. Before I was able to get approved for Accutane, I struggled so much to keep the pimples under control. I turned to expensive acne systems, but the only treatment that worked for me was facial. To pop all those pimples at one time was so agonizing. But I had to release the pressure of the pimples. I went to get a facial biweekly to remove the bacteria from my face and prevent pimples from forming.

This blog post is to warn people about toothpaste for treating pimples. If you use toothpaste, do not use gel and minty toothpaste. Try to find a natural toothpaste. Also, do not leave on for more than 10-15 minutes, depending on the size of the toothpaste. In addition, localize the toothpaste. Put a small dab on right on top of the pimple. Do not spread the toothpaste. If you feel that there is an unusual burning sensation, immediately wash off the toothpaste and put on an ointment for burns. 


Love,
Sweet&Bubblicious

9 comments:

  1. oh wow thats crazy! good to know the effects of toothpaste or else i possibly would have smeared it all over my face. Your face looks excellent btw!! im glad you found a routine that works for you!

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    1. thank you so much! who knew that something everyone uses to reduce pimples overnight could be end up being so disastrous?

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    1. Thank youu my love <3 I will definitely give La Roche Posay a try! I have heard great things about it!

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  3. Wow, I never knew toothpaste could be bad for your skin, I've read in a lot of places that it's very good for treating acne. Great post! Hope you get cured of your acne. :) x
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    1. That was what I thought too! It did shrink my pimples overnight but in the long term it did bad damage :( and thank youu <3

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  4. Hey I came seconds you page by a google search. I used to get bad acne on my cheek area. But a couple years ago I started trying to find natural ways to help... And it did.
    Have you tried natural route? Or anyone mentioned it to you? I seen the medicine helped you though, my sister went on it and it helped her.
    After going natural....I have some scars and occasional breakouts(most likely when I try new makeup or forget to wash my makeup brushes so that's my fault) and that's it..no huge breakouts. I never realized how sensitive skin is to chemicals and man made products, food, dirt ect ect when I stopped using so many things.

    *Unrefined Coconut oil and Alaffia brand African black soap* are my two life savers. Both can be used on face and body.
    I just wanted to help by asking if you tried everything and to maintain acne... Cause I wished I was told all the things I know now, then..

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