why is it that tooth paste works so well on pimples?

@amiksinha (1961)
India
September 1, 2006 11:14am CST
Did u try ever
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62 responses
@aubry1 (268)
• United States
1 Sep 06
My husband does this all the time and it definitly works. How it works I have no idea it may make you look funny for a little while but it is alot cheaper!
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• United States
1 Sep 06
I never knew that toothpaste works on pimples. I am going to have to try that next time I get a few pimples. Thanks for sharing that!!
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• United States
2 Sep 06
You can use toothpaste to clean a wedding ring too. It works really good.
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• United States
28 Jan 07
Tooth paste is also a great way to clean pipes, it works like a charm
@ssh123 (31104)
• India
2 Sep 06
Unbranded herbal tooth paste available locally.
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• United States
1 Sep 06
ok kinda weird...i should try that but won't listerine burn your skin?
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@Andy77 (433)
• United States
1 Sep 06
Toothpaste dries the oil up and it's antibacterial also. Listerine works well to dry up pimples and prevents them, too!
@sedel1027 (17868)
• United States
1 Sep 06
I can't remember why, but it does work because one of the chemicals in tooth paste drys out the pimple.
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@Snooze (610)
• United States
1 Sep 06
I just find that flossing afterwards really irritates my skin.
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@missyann73 (1457)
• United States
1 Sep 06
i dont know, but it works wonders on a burn
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@KHyuga (1700)
• Singapore
1 Sep 06
How do you know it works well? Is it scientifically proven or have you tried it yourself?
• Hyderabad, India
12 Oct 06
it work gud on pimples
15 Oct 06
Never been insane enough to try it :P
@toi_toi (124)
• Malaysia
3 Feb 07
this is definitely new to me! i have never tried nor heard about that! but i shall try it during the next breakout!
@saralee1 (1983)
• United States
3 Feb 07
yeah, that stuff does work (ahem) dries it out like calamine lotion...I dont think I'd brush with calamine lotion though!
@fabiantan (210)
• Singapore
1 Feb 07
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@agusfebi (813)
• Indonesia
31 Jan 07
Actually I dont ever try used paste to eliminated pimples cause I dont have pimples in my face and I dont have experience about that.
@mx_aman (2102)
• India
30 Jan 07
No, I don't think that it will work. I never tried..
@unisis (1674)
• Indonesia
29 Jan 07
i never tried it ,have you proven that tooth paste work well on pimples ,what is the contain in that tooth paste,please share probably the contain is different with my tooth paste.
• Canada
29 Jan 07
this works due to the alchol in the toothpaste and the texture gets the deep down oils and dirt!.....heyyy...i finally found something usefull that i learned in school...lol..
• United States
28 Jan 07
I've tried it a couple of times. It isn't to attractive to look at, but it really does work. I think it just dries out the gland and the pimple juice (if that's really the correct term...lol) dries up.
@kritipen (4085)
• United States
27 Jan 07
Well i never heard about it. Thanks for the information. Therefore i did not try either. I think i will try the next time.