6 Weird Beauty Tips (1/6)

If you're facing a beauty emergency and can't dash to the nearest cosmetic counter, don't panic. Help is at hand - in your own home. Here are six weird beauty tips to the rescue.

1. Toothpaste Kills Pimples

1. Toothpaste Kills Pimples

Got a pimple before a big event? Dab on a little toothpaste. According to Dr. Frances Jang, a dermatologist at Skinworks in Vancouver, British Columbia, “It acts like an astringent drawing impurities out of the skin.” The paste will dry up the blemish and help kill germs in the affected area. Dr. Jang recommends that users of this quick fix “find a natural or organic toothpaste with minimal addictives. Get an actual paste, not a gel. Apply a small dab to an acne spot and leave it overnight.” Be sure to use a small amount – too much and your skin may become irritated or excessively dry. In the morning, wash away the paste and your breakout should be less inflamed and noticeable.

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