Acne is a common cosmetic problem that can be troublesome. In the fight against them, professional cosmetics are used, as well as effective folk remedies, for example, toothpaste.
Toothpaste is a non-standard method of dealing with acne
To combat rashes on the skin, you should use white toothpaste: gels and colored pastes will not work. In addition, whitening toothpaste is not used for these purposes: the fact is that the active ingredients present in its composition can cause skin irritation, which will only aggravate the situation.
The effectiveness of white toothpaste is due to the fact that it contains soda, essential oils, triclosan, menthol, alcohol and other components that reduce inflammation and have a drying effect. It is better if the toothpaste contains extracts of chamomile, sage, eucalyptus, oak bark and other medicinal plants.
Features of the fight against acne with toothpaste
To get rid of acne, it is recommended to apply a little white toothpaste to the pimple with a cotton swab (first, the skin of the face must be thoroughly cleaned, that is, remove the remnants of makeup and dirt particles). It is important that the paste does not get into the eyes, otherwise irritation of the mucous membrane may occur. This "mask" is left overnight, and in the morning they are washed with warm boiled water.
It is better to rinse your face with a decoction made from chamomile or sage flowers.
Usually, after the first application of toothpaste, a persistent improvement in the condition of the skin is observed: redness decreases. Such procedures should be done until complete recovery, although it is important not to overdo it, because the constant use of toothpaste can lead to the development of dermatitis. This is why using toothpaste to combat acne is contraindicated for people with sensitive skin.
If an allergic reaction occurs, the procedure should be stopped immediately.
When applying this anti-inflammatory agent, it is important to follow the rules of personal hygiene: hands should be washed before the procedure, otherwise the infection gets on the inflamed skin from unwashed hands. In this case, the toothpaste used should not be expired, and the cotton swabs should be sterile.
In general, success in combating acne is maximized with an integrated approach: this means that you need to review your diet (exclude unhealthy foods), be more in the fresh air, give up bad habits, engage in moderate physical activity, etc. If home methods of dealing with acne are ineffective, you should seek qualified help from a dermatologist or cosmetologist.