Good or Bad Idea? Putting Toothpaste on a Pimple.
You might be tempted to dab toothpaste on a pimple in a pinch, but doing that can cause more trouble than its worth
Gigi Hadid does it. Selena Gomez and Amanda Seyfried do, too. Olivia Munn also used to apply toothpaste to her pimples but has since wised up to this acne treatment hack. The stars, they’re just like us—at least when it comes to falling for old beauty tales.
Putting toothpaste on a pimple might have sufficed way back in the day but it also irritates the crap out of your skin. And today we have safe, scientifically proven spot treatments designed to tackle acne—more specifically, bacteria-busting benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid. They’re sold in the same stores you buy your toothpaste. Just keep them away from your fancy towels.