7 doctors weighed in:
Does toothpaste actually help clear pimples?
7 doctors weighed in

Dr. Alice Urbankova
Dentistry - Cosmetic
2 doctors agree
In brief: Do not recommend
Toothpastes have many ingredients that can actually cause new skin problem that one already has - blackheads, or pimples.
Burning the skin with toothpaste is often a complication.

In brief: Do not recommend
Toothpastes have many ingredients that can actually cause new skin problem that one already has - blackheads, or pimples.
Burning the skin with toothpaste is often a complication.
Dr. Alice Urbankova
Dr. Alice Urbankova
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Dr. Robert Keller
Emergency Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Fun question. Toothpaste dries out and pulls off the dead skin layer when you remove it.
It exfoliates the skin and removes some of the acne plug. One of the old wives tale which does work; however, there are better ways to zap a zit. In fact, take a look at the zit zapper.

In brief: Yes
Fun question. Toothpaste dries out and pulls off the dead skin layer when you remove it.
It exfoliates the skin and removes some of the acne plug. One of the old wives tale which does work; however, there are better ways to zap a zit. In fact, take a look at the zit zapper.
Dr. Robert Keller
Dr. Robert Keller
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Dr. Gilberto Nunez
Dentistry - Cosmetic
In brief: Yes
It helps but not the best method, try other products made for that.

In brief: Yes
It helps but not the best method, try other products made for that.
Dr. Gilberto Nunez
Dr. Gilberto Nunez
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Dr. James Beck
Dentistry
In brief: No
I have not heard this.
The best way to treat acne is with very clean water and a mild soap without any chemicals, dyes, or perfumes. Wash the face several times a day this way. Also benzoyl peroxide is effective but tends to dry the face really bad. Maybe try benzoyl peroxide only once a day. See a dermatologist if your acne is getting out of control.

In brief: No
I have not heard this.
The best way to treat acne is with very clean water and a mild soap without any chemicals, dyes, or perfumes. Wash the face several times a day this way. Also benzoyl peroxide is effective but tends to dry the face really bad. Maybe try benzoyl peroxide only once a day. See a dermatologist if your acne is getting out of control.
Dr. James Beck
Dr. James Beck
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