Toothpaste: how to use it for your skincare

Find out how to clean, moisturize and cure your skin with toothpaste: here are some DIY remedies for your face care!

Toothpaste is useful not only to wash your teeth, but also for a lot of other things. Other than being perfect to clean silverware, it is always good for your skincare.

Here you will find everything about its benefits as beauty treatment for your face. There are also some remedies which make it safer and useful to remove some blemishes.

How to use toothpaste on your skin

Here there are 3 amazing methods to use this product on your skin, in order to clean and improve it.

Face cleaning

With this product, you can make a mask to leave your skin fresh and renewed. Moreover, it helps freeing the pores and eliminate dirt. Choose a toothpaste which does not contain toxic ingredients for your skin. So the first thing you should do is to read its label, to make sure it does not contain sodium fluoride or sodium dodecyl sulfate.

Dissolve some toothpaste in a cup of hot water. While you let it cool, clean your face. Then, apply the mixture on your face but on the eye contour. Let act for 5 minutes, then rinse with lukewarm water. Your skin will look more radiant.

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Pimple removal

In order to fight these annoying blemishes, you can use toothpaste, as it dryes pimples out. Other than being a powerful antibacterial lotion, it is also useful to avoid bacterial growth, which can worsen the blemish or cause new ones.

Wash your face with water and soap. Apply the toothpaste directly on the pimple, making sure to cover it all. Leave for one hour and a half, then rinse with lukewarm or cold water.

How to create a face detergent with toothpaste

For a DIY detergent, you just need to make sure the product does not contain substances that can irritate your skin.

Preparation and application

Dissolve some toothpaste in a glass of water. Consider you skin sensitivity, but do not use more than one teaspoon of it. Use this mixture as a normal detergent: apply it on your face without rubbing. Then, gently rinse it away, dab your skin with a towel and apply some moisturizer.

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Toothpaste on skin: side effects

Not all dermatologists agree on using this product in this way. Their majority of them thinks it’s not healthy, because it can irritate the skin and cause cracks.

It seems some of toothpaste ingredients can dry the skin out. Their advice is to use it with great moderation and to always pay attention to its ingredients.

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ultimo aggiornamento: 23-02-2019