Does putting toothpaste on pimples help?

Does putting toothpaste on pimples help?

We at homeremediesworld let users test out different homeremedies. The remedies that actually work are broken down on our site. One subject we want to discuss today is : Does toothpaste get rid of pimples?

Toothpaste has become one of the most popular home remedies for spot treatment and acne. Toothpaste on pimples as a home remedy can be very effective. Does it really work?There has been some controversy over this and results seem to be mixed. There are a few things that everybody agreeds on and that is that toothpaste will dry your pimples out. This is good because when the pimple gets dried out it’s faster and easier to heal. On the other hand using toothpaste on pimples can really irritate people with sensitive skins so it’s not always the best. Others that used the toothpaste caused their skin to burn and even leave a brown mark which almost resembles a burn and redness. Almost all of these users have a olive or even darker skin. If you are one of those who got redness or a burn looking spot it’s best to try to put lotion on those spots to get more relief.


It should only be used as a spot treatment as a last resort because it does not cure your acne for good. You should only put the toothpaste on pimples itself, you should not put it all on your face because it will dry your face out.  Toothpaste contains antibacterial ingredients that will help reducing inflammation and it also acts as a mass dry out purities from the skin including the bacteria that causes the pimples.

People who have really sensitive skin should not use toothpaste on zits. People with normal skin that need spot treatment overnight can use this home remedy.

So how can toothpaste get rid of pimples?To know more we need to know what the working ingredients are in toothpaste. A toothpaste treats caveties and caveties are basically bacteria that’s in your mouth and on your teeth. There are 3 ingredients that can help treat acne and those are:

  1. Xylitol is an alcohol that gives you minty feeling in your mouth and also treats bacteria
  2. Triclosan is an antibacterial that can be found in toothpaste that can treat your bacteria that’s on your pimple
  3. Abrasive or sand.Toothpaste has a fine abrasive that helps to polish your teeth.By putting the toothpaste and rubbing it you actually expoliate the pimple


Use plain white toothpaste if possible with mint and put this on the pimple spots, don’t rub this over your whole face. Wait 20 min and rinse off the toothpaste with warm water.

toothpaste on pimples


The Pros: Putting toothpaste on pimples is a fast remedy that you already have at the comfort of your home. A toothpaste will cost you less then 1-2$ in comparison to buying skin care products or even those expensive skin care treatments that will cost you $40 a month or even more.

Cons: Some people who have sensitive skin alerted us that applying toothpaste on pimple they got irritated skin and red spots on the face after washing it off with warm water. The redness will go away after a few minutes.

Some users mentioned that when applying the toothpaste on zits the skin burns very badly. Other remedies on how to get rid of pimples overnight can be found here.

Tip: Use toothpaste on pimples as a last resort for example when you in a hurry to go to a party or have a date.