Should You Put Toothpaste on a Pimple? Here's an Answer to the Most Debated Acne Question

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I went to Sunirmal Sharkar, MD, from Sönd Skin and asked her two simple questions: Does toothpaste help with acne and, perhaps most importantly, is it good for the skin?

It’s important to know that most generic toothpastes contain ingredients such as baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, alcohol, menthol, and calcium carbonate, which will irritate your skin and might even burn it, depending on how long you leave the toothpaste on.

Besides, as she rightly pointed out to me, many people are already seeking out more natural or gentle alternatives to commercial toothpaste, and "if it’s not good enough for brushing our teeth, why would it be good enough for treating our spots?

"Although toothpaste will dry out your pimple, it may also leave you with dry, irritated, flaky, and peeling red skin," said Dr. Sharkar.

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