Toothpaste can not only help whiten, brighten, remove stains and protect the enamel of your teeth, but toothpaste’s capabilities work wonders on many things besides our teeth. Yes, you heard me right! Toothpaste remedies can do more than good than you think. Try out these effective beauty recipes using simple and readily available ingredient in your home – toothpaste.
TOOTHPASTE FOR BLACKHEADS AND WHITEHEADS
Blackheads easily develop when the skin produces much oil as well as can worsen if you fail to clean it properly. When a clog or even plug starts to develop in the hair follicles opening, the blackheads starts to form in the skin. Toothpaste can effectively treat blackheads!
How to use toothpaste DIY for blackheads: Squish out about 2 tablespoon of toothpaste in a mixing bowl. Mix 1 tablespoon of salt in the toothpaste. Mix salt and toothpaste well to form a paste. Apply the above paste on your nose and let it dry for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, dab some water on the nose and massage in circular motion. Once done, dab dry. You have clean nose now!
Acne and blemishes are always a trouble for many including me! You try all kinds of remedies to get rid of them, and mostly you are in a win-win position; one thing is clear- no matter what, the blemish and acne comes back with a bang! Toothpaste can effectively control them and reduce the reappearance.
How to use toothpaste DIY for blemishes and acne: Combine very little toothpaste (take a drop on your finger) with a single drop of tea tree oil. Apply it as a spot treatment for acne and blemishes. Do this every night and see a difference!
CLEANER AND WHITER NAILS
Our teeth are made of enamel, and toothpaste is good for them, so it stands to reason that toothpaste would also be good for our fingernails. For cleaner, shinier, and stronger nails, use the following toothpaste remedy:
How to use toothpaste DIY for cleaner and whiter nails: Mix ½ teaspoon toothpaste with a pinch baking soda and few drops lemon juice. Combine well and brush them on and under the fingernails. Wash off after 5 minutes.
DIY HAIR SETTING GEL
Gel toothpastes contain the same water-soluble polymers that many hair gels are made of. If you’re looking to style and hold an extreme hair creation, try gel toothpaste as your go-to product if you’re out of regular hair gel.
How to use toothpaste DIY for setting baby barrettes in place: Combine ½ teaspoon gel toothpaste with very few drops essential oil of your choice (preferably grapeseed oil). Take the paste over a toothbrush and brush over the baby hair popping out. Let it dry and you are good to go.
** Warning ** :
- If your skin has any reaction to the toothpaste, stop using it right away.
- Do not opt for a gel-based toothpaste.
- Avoid teeth-whitening toothpaste.
- Natural and organic toothpastes are a good choice because they do not contain added chemicals, preservatives, or fluoride. Also, they contain natural ingredients such as tea tree oil, aloe, and eucalyptus along with baking soda that will help in drying out the pimples.