I do remember well this trick of the tooth paste to kill pimples but I thought that beauty tip give by our grandmothers didn’t have scientific evidence. Apparently it is a proven method by beauty experts.
The Readers Digest (Canada) publishes a list of 6 weird beauty tips and this is one of them: tooth paste works to kill your pimples.
Got a pimple before a big event? Dab on a little toothpaste. According to Dr. Frances Jang, a dermatologist at Skinworks in Vancouver, British Columbia, “It acts like an astringent drawing impurities out of the skin.” The paste will dry up the blemish and help kill germs in the affected area. Dr. Jang recommends that users of this quick fix “find a natural or organic toothpaste with minimal addictives. Get an actual paste, not a gel. Apply a small dab to an acne spot and leave it overnight.” Be sure to use a small amount – too much and your skin may become irritated or excessively dry. In the morning, wash away the paste and your breakout should be less inflamed and noticeable.