If you think toothpaste is only to maintain healthy teeth and gum, think again! Most of us have heard about using toothbrush to sparkle our silver items, but basically toothpaste has many more usage beyond that. Beauty experts have found out amazing ingredients to get beautiful, healthy skin. And you would be surprised to know that toothpaste is one such beauty care product that most of us are unaware of. But hey, do you think toothpaste is only to dry up your acne? No dear! Read on to know the beauty benefits of toothpaste.
Before applying toothpaste on your skin, you should be careful about a couple of things. Don’t use the teeth whitening toothpaste for your skin. These types of toothpastes contain artificial bleach, which can actually burn the skin when applied and as a result dark patches can appear. Toothpastes usually contain fluoride, to remove dental plaque and gum disease. Though healthy for your mouth, such toothpastes are harmful for your skin. So if you choose to apply toothpaste to deal with skin issues, be careful to choose toothpaste with lower fluoride level. This will eliminate skin irritation. But what are the usages of toothpaste for your beauty and skin care? Scroll down below as this post talks about the beauty benefits of toothpaste.
Toothpaste for Skin Whitening
Using toothpaste is one of the best remedies that can be used for skin whitening. Mix 1 tbsp of toothpaste with a few drops of lemon juice and apply this as a face pack on your skin. Leave it for 15 minutes and wash off. Regular use will surely improve your skin tone.
Toothpaste for Acne
Acne is the most dreaded skin problem for most of us. Dab some non-whitening, non-gel toothpaste on the acne and let it stay overnight. Toothpaste will absorb the oil from acne and will dehydrate it and as a result the acne will dry up next morning.
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Toothpaste for Blemishes and Dark Spots
Toothpaste is an amazing remedy to treat blemishes and dark spots. Make a pack made of toothpaste and some milk. Wash your face thoroughly and apply this on the blemishes and spots. Let it dry and wash off. You can add a few drops of tomato juice also to the pack.
Toothpaste for Wrinkles
Wrinkles can be treated with toothpaste too. Apply some toothpaste on the wrinkled spots and leave it overnight. Wash off next morning.
Toothpaste for Removing Blackheads and Whiteheads
Blackheads & whiteheads are major problems for most of us and they are hard to get rid of. However, you can use toothpaste to get rid of all these stubborn skin problems.
- For blackheads, take some toothpaste and mix some salt & mint leaves with it. Put this stuff in the blender and make a smooth paste. Apply this on your blackhead prone areas and wash off after 5 minutes.
- For whiteheads, simply brush your skin (the whitehead prone areas) with a mix of toothpaste & water. Make sure you use a baby toothpaste for this purpose.
Toothpaste for Facial Hair
Combine toothpaste with lemon juice and salt or sugar. Massage this pack on your skin with upward strokes. Regular use will help you get rid of facial hair.
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Toothpaste for Oily Skin
Make a solution of toothpaste, water and some salt. Use this to rinse your face every morning to get rid of oily skin issues.
Toothpaste to Remove Dark Lines
We often suffer from nasty dark lines around our neck area. They look so ugly. To get rid of these lines, apply a mix of toothpaste and water on those lines and wash off once the paste dries.
So friends, now you know what this cavity fighting, breath freshening tube can do for our skin. But people with sensitive skin are advised not to use toothpaste on their skin and also never ever use a gel toothpaste for skin.