Does Toothpaste Work on Pimples?

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Many people have tried using toothpaste as a spot treatment for pimples, but it could do more harm than good.

This particular home remedy has no scientific support, and it is difficult to pinpoint its exact origins.

Toothpaste might seem to be an effective spot treatment because it contains drying agents and antibacterial compounds.

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How to Take Care of Sensitive Skin


In the world of skincare, there are a few core skin-type terms that get thrown around pretty frequently — oily, dry, acne-prone, and sensitive skin.

That last one, sensitive skin, is one of those phrases that you hear about all the time, and you might even think you have it, but you’re probably not sure what causes it in the first place or how to properly care for it.

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10 Simple Methods of Treating Acne

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1. Keep your hands off your face!

All dermatologists agree that you should never, ever pick at your pimple.

We repeat:

Do not pick at your pimple.

“It may seem tempting, but remember that once you’ve picked at an acne lesion, it will take longer to heal and is more likely to scar,” warns dermatologist Dr.… Read More