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Can toothpaste really help with acne: Truth about this method

Can toothpaste really help with acne: Truth about this method Does toothpaste actually help with acne? (photo: Freepik)

Skin rashes are a common problem for many people. Some people fight this problem with toothpaste, which has a "drying" effect, writes the medical community Take care.

How toothpaste affects skin

Dermatologist Svitlana Kocherhina said that the toothpaste contains an abrasive filler, binders, surfactants responsible for foaming, fragrances, preservatives, and antiseptics.

That is to say, there is nothing in the composition that could affect the sebaceous gland.

The doctor says that instead, the paste can dry out the skin and even leave a chemical burn. In the future, this can only lead to more rashes.

What to do to fight acne

According to the expert, there are special cosmetic SOS products designed for spot application on deep inflammatory elements.

They usually contain anti-inflammatory and sebum-regulating components (salicylic acid, zinc, and a mixture of fruit acids).

Using such products makes sense because they help reduce inflammation and prevent the appearance of deep post-acne spots. They can be applied 2-3 times a day for inflammation.

The specialist warned that such point actions are only additional measures that do not exclude treatment. Acne treatment provides the usage of topical medications to prevent new breakouts, not just treat the existing ones.

To treat acne, you should first of all consult a dermatologist and discuss the options that will be appropriate and comfortable for you.

The causes of acne include:

  • individual characteristics of hormonal status

  • ‌sebaceous hyperplasia

  • microorganisms

  • accumulation of dead skin cells

  • hereditary predisposition

  • skin damage accompanied by inflammation

  • dysfunctional immune system

  • allergy

  • stress that activates the adrenal glands

  • consuming food that contains a lot of carbohydrates, cow's milk, which has impurities of sex hormones

  • diseases of endocrine organs

This material is for informational purposes only and should not be used for medical diagnosis or self-treatment. Our goal is to provide readers with accurate information about symptoms, causes, and methods of detecting diseases. RBС-Ukraine is not responsible for any diagnoses that readers may make based on materials from the resource. We do not recommend self-treatment and advise consulting a doctor in case of any health concerns.