Women worst fear are the dark spots that arise suddenly one fine day and making their face not look too beautiful. Well, here comes a remedy, it may sound awful but it’s true, toothpaste on a toothbrush can reduce the dark spots and remove pimples swiftly. A toothpaste consists of bleaching and antibacterial components, which eliminates bacteria that create pimples and lightens the dark spots, also improving your tone by lightening the pigmentation on your skin.
1. Toothpaste Choice
Always chose a white toothpaste and soft toothbrush to remove dark spots and not the colored ones. The white ones contain components which help the dark spots to lighten, such as hydrogen peroxide, baking soda, and triclosan, whereas the colored ones consist of stuff that may cause skin irritation.
Never vouch for toothpaste that is meant for teeth whitening, as this contains bleaching materials which may burn your skin. And people with a darker skin tone should all the more be more careful, as it may create marks and blemishes.
Organic kinds of toothpaste are the best to remove dark spots. It does not consist of any fluoride, neither any pesticides nor any awful growth hormones or other chemicals. However, they do consist of the required ingredients to remove dark spots, such as baking soda, tea tree oil, eucalyptus oil, myrrh, and aloe.
Your skin needs to be clean and dry, so always make sure to wash your face with a little warm water along with your favorite cleanser and dab it dry. This will clear your skin of excess oil and dirt, making your skin ready for the application.
Next, on your finger, squeeze a bit of toothpaste and apply it on the area by holding it for 5 minutes, where the dark spot is and then start massaging by circulating it with the toothbrush. Make sure to use a soft toothbrush after boiling it for 5 minutes.
Never apply toothpaste beyond the problem area neither use it as a face mask, as it dries up the skin, causing irritation, redness, and peeling.
Use a damp soft tissue or towel in circular motions to wash off the toothpaste. Try to do this as gently as possible because hard rubbing can damage or irritate the skin. After you remove the entire toothpaste splash lukewarm water on your face and pat dry. Thereafter if your skin feels dry and tight then you can apply a soothing moisturizer.
Toothpaste can be irritating in case of sensitive skin, therefore, apply just once a day and not more than four times a week. After applying for 2-3 days, you will notice changes in the size and color and from there onwards, leave it to heal naturally.
Make it a point to drink plenty of water, as water does great benefits to your skin. Avoid spicy, fried, and extremely fatty foods, as this doubles the discharge of sebum.
In between do a face mask with little lemon juice and yogurt, as this also will benefit your skin. Another few things that will lighten your skin and remove dead skin is buttermilk, aloe vera, tomatoes, papaya, and honey.
However, toothpaste is a prompt home remedy, which is quite popular, but it is not a dermatologist-approved for dark spots. Hence, using it for an emergency purpose is fine, but not for the long run if it causes a problem to your skin.
Here are some other options which are approved medically to remove dark spots, such as
Tea Tree Oil
Visit a Dermatologist