Many people have tried to use toothpaste as a spot treatment for acne, but it is actually causing more harm than good, believe it or not. You’ve heard my rants about acne, and believe me this “remedy” is completely useless and counter productive. Let’s talk about why toothpaste on pimples is a bad idea. 

What Is Toothpaste Made Of?

Toothpaste contains a lot of ingredients that benefit dental health, however none of these are good for our skin. Many people discover that toothpaste dries or irritates their skin. This is VERY problematic for those who have sensitive, chronically congested, acne, or overly dry skin. 

Toothpaste contains:

  • Glycerin
  • Sorbitol
  • Calcium Carbonate
  • Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS)
  • Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda) 
  • Peppermint/Tea Tree/Cinnamon/Clove

Why Toothpaste On Pimples Is A Bad Idea

Toothpaste will do more harm than good, period. Essentially, you end up with a redder, more inflamed pimple than you started with. 

Toothpaste on the skin leads to:

  • Dehydration…the leading cause of chronic congestion and pimples
  • Redness
  • Burning
  • Inflammation
  • Stinging
  • Irritation

Basically you’re trying to “bandaid” a single pimple, but instead contributing to multiplying them.

Proven Treatments For Pimples

STOP the use of all conventional acne skin care products and essential oils, as they cause unnecessary inflammation, exhaustion, stress, dehydration, and a disabled skin barrier function.

START the use of these functional skin medicine concepts. Practice Skin Harmonics’ basic three principles: hydration, Dermal Nutrients, and barrier repair. Track down a professional skin health provider who offers Deep Pore Cleansing Sessions to assist your skin as it releases the congestion that is stuck. 

The Bottom Line On Toothpaste For Pimples

The old, disillusioned acne fantasy is if we traumatize and dehydrate our skin enough, the blackheads, pus, and milia will magically “go back down and disappear forever.” Sadly, this is very rarely the case. The truth is that our skin simpy stores it for potentially years.  Our skin was made to be a hallway and not the storage unit it has become when given conventional protocols. 

The new, realistic acne cure is if we hydrate, sustainably increase new skin cell production, return permeability, and balance oil production, we can expedite the release of the same congestion once and for all.

If you have tried everything for your acne and want to give up, don’t yet. This medi-holistic process offers a new solution that truly works if you stay the course. Impossible and stubborn acne has finally met its match. Ride the temporarily uncomfortable waves of a detox and be greatly rewarded in the end.