Saturday, October 20, 2012

Beauty Tip - Toothpaste

Hey there! 
I've been super busy lately and haven't had much time to blog. I will try my best to blog as often as possible but meanwhile... please be patient.

Now to change the subject! 
Today I'm here with a quick beauty advice about... (bam bam baaaaaam) Pimples! 
They're nasty and we all hate them. Most of us has them, some has more than the average person and some are just blessed with naturally perfect skin (I wish).
Since I'm not one of those lucky people and still in my teen years, I do have them. I have tried to get rid of them in many different ways but without luck. Then, some months ago I heard a tip .. a tip that I will share with you today!

What you have to do is to add toothpaste!

Toothpaste? Yes! Toothpaste! 
Toothpaste on pimples is something that some people would call an "old-fashioned" trick but for some people it actually works, including me, so why not try it out?

I gathered a few tips here on how to use this toothpaste method to get the best results:

  • Do it in the evenings: (I do it before bed) It needs time to work and trust me, you do not want to go outside with toothpaste spots on your face.
  • Remove your makeup before you start: You don't want to mix the toothpaste with all of your mascara, lipgloss, and foundation. Besides, it's healthier for your skin if you rinse it off.
  • Rinse your face in warm water: The warm water opens the pores and makes it easier to remove dirt and oil from your face.
  • This is a spot treatment: This means that you should only apply the toothpaste on the actual pimples. Do not add the toothpaste as a mask. 
  • Sensitive skin? My advice is to find other treatments than this.Many toothpastes nowadays are filled with a lot of different ingredients and if your skin is sensitive already it will freak out if you start doing this.
  • Not guaranteed to work: As every other beauty tip it is not guaranteed to work 100%. It did work out for more people than me and that is why I am sharing this tip. Trying it won't hurt you.
  • Olive/Darker skin: If you have olive or darker skin you may want to be careful with this. Darker skin contains more melanin which tends to make your skin more "reactive" to irritating ingredients. 
  • Dark spots/ Dry skin: This goes especially for darker skin types. If you apply this to your normal skin (not pimples) or your skin starts reacting you might end up with darker or red spots - In some cases it may take a while for these to disappear again. Therefore, if your skin starts acting different than usual you should take a break from this. 
So why does toothpaste work?
The toothpaste dries out your pimples and makes them go away quickly (almost from one day to another), however, if you add this to your normal skin it may cause it to dry out - In this case I would recommend a good moisture cream that you can use during day time.

If you have tried this trick out or have any experience with it you are more than welcome to leave a comment and share your thoughts about it.

Good luck and have fun!

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