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Toothpaste To Get Rid Of Whiteheads

By: Riddhi Roy

Whiteheads can be a big problem sometimes. They may not be as visible as their other counterparts, blackheads, but they can be even more painful to be removed. Whiteheads happen when oil, dirt and bacteria get trapped in a pore.

Whiteheads are extremely common; however, sometimes, they go unnoticed because they aren't as visible as blackheads.

Also Read: 12 Homemade Scrubs For Blackheads On Nose

So, they keep forming till it gets very noticeable and painful while removing. There isn't any easy fix for whiteheads, but they can be reduced within time.

toothpaste to get rid of whiteheads

Whiteheads can form anywhere in the body. But, the most common areas are the nose, chin and forehead regions. More commonly referred to as the T zone, the most oil-prone zones of our faces.

There are several over-the-counter creams and ointments available for mild to severe cases of whiteheads, and you can even go for a parlour treatment.

However, these are usually very costly and painful. Pore strips available in the market can be painful too and can aggravate the gentle skin even further, although they may seem like a quick-fix method.

toothpaste to get rid of whiteheads

So for a safe, easy method that would gradually reduce the appearance of whiteheads, keep reading!

You will need,

  • Any mint toothpaste
  • Salt
  • Ice cubes
toothpaste to get rid of whiteheads

Method Of Application:

Mix the mint toothpaste and salt to form a paste. Mint will help open up the pores, while salt acts as a scrub to get rid of the dirt and grime that is present inside those pores.

The toothpaste can be any mint toothpaste, either the gel kind or the white one. Salt is also a natural disinfectant. The reason we are using salt is because sugar may dissolve in the toothpaste, rendering the scrub unusable.

Do not use salt for the rest of your face though. It can be a little too harsh.

toothpaste to get rid of whiteheads

Also Read: 10 Uses Of Toothpaste For Your Skin

Apply the paste on your nose and other whitehead-prone areas and leave it on for five minutes to dry. Then use water to massage the area gently.

Wash it off, then rub the nose and other areas with an ice cube. This will close up the pores and ensure that no further dirt enters. The areas may appear slightly red after this, but it'll go away.

I hope this helps you! Keep reading this space for more beauty-related tips and hacks.

Read more about: blackheads, salt, face, oily skin
Story first published: Friday, July 15, 2016, 12:53 [IST]
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