Toothpaste is a common and useful household item. It is used to whiten, cleanse and brighten the teeth and everything in the mouth. It is also used to prevent decay, bad breath and other gum diseases. There are other benefits of toothpaste. Toothpaste is made up of baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, menthol, triclosan and other ingredients. These compounds are useful in many ways.
Here are some things you can use toothpaste for:
Toothpaste has a drying effect on pimples. It contains baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, menthol etc which can help to dry pimples out. Squeeze a little quantity and apply to the affected area only. Wash off after 30 minutes. Do not do this all the time so you do not strip your face of its natural moisture.
Apply the toothpaste on your face and leave overnight. Toothpaste does wonders to wrinkles and lines . You can see instant result the next morning.
3. Pink lips
Black stained lips are not attractive at all. Some are natural while others are caused by neglect, bad habits like smoking, too much coffee, sun damage and hyperpigmentation. You can achieve your desired lips with the consistent use of toothpaste. You will need honey, sugar and a soft brush. Take out the quantity of toothpaste you need. Always take more than you will usually use to brush your teeth. Mix the toothpaste with one tablespoon of honey and sugar and apply with a soft brush to prevent bleeding. Rinse out and apply your moisturizer.
4. Skin whitening
To whiten your face or a particular place, you will need a tablespoon of toothpaste and two tablespoons of lemon juice. Apply and rinse off after some minutes. Do this for two weeks and see results. If you need to brighten your face, mix one tablespoon of tomato juice and toothpaste. Apply and rinse off after some minutes.
5. It eliminates bad smell
Toothpaste can eliminate bad breath, so it can also work for removing any bad smell from the hands. Squeeze a little in your hands and wash with water. Always use a white toothpaste to prevent stains.
6. Acts as facial hair removal
You will need the toothpaste of your choice, lemon, salt or sugar for this. Mix together and apply in an upward motion (the way your hair grows). This will help remove facial hair without the stress of ingrown hair and cuts.
7. Treats oily skin
Oily skin is more prone to breakouts and acne. Toothpaste contains calcium carbonate and it can help to absorb excess oil from the skin and eventually dry it out. Be careful with toothpaste on your face. Too much can dry out normal moisture and this will lead to overproduction of sebum.
Toothpaste can be used to treat any irritation caused by bug bites and blisters. It contains antiseptic and it can also serve as a disinfectant. It will stop itching and reduce swelling and redness.