Why You Should Add Toothpaste to Your Beauty Regime ASAP
Toothpaste is already hopefully part of your hygiene regime. But is it part of your beauty regime? That’s right, there are some totally obscure but completely worth it ways to use toothpaste to start looking your best.
Toothpaste is basically liquid gold. Your fluoride-packed friend with a $5 or less price tag. With a great tube of toothpaste, you don’t need to buy expensive nail cream, jewelry cleanser or acne cream.!
So long, nail spots!
There’s one thing a good manicure can’t fix – and that is unsightly nail spots. These unsightly marks seem to always find a way to peep through nailpolish. And the only way to get around this is to get through it.
It’s time to break out that whitening toothpaste you have hidden in your cabinet. Take a clean toothbrush and a whitening toothpaste that contains hydrogen peroxide to help remove the stains from too-dark nail polish from your nails. Want some extra whitening? Simply add a few drops of lemon juice – hello natural bleach!
How it works
Hydrogen peroxide is a master bleach. Perhaps one of the kings of bleach. In small doses, like your trusty toothpaste, it can effectively scrub and lighten the appearance of any discoloration on tough surfaces, such as your teeth or nails. Boom.
Stop hiding that antique silver jewelry
Silver is timeless. Well, almost. Even though silver has remained a staple in jewelry, silver itself can age. And it can age really grossly. Like your shiny ring might now look like lackluster steel. Or your grandmother’s heirloom necklace might match her hair.
The solution to this is as easy as squeezing a tube of toothpaste. Literally. Just brush your jewelry with a tartar-control toothpaste a few times, buff the piece with a paper towel then rinse any remaining toothpaste with warm water.
How it works
Toothpaste, and in particular tartar-control toothpaste, contains high levels of hydrated silica. Alongside being a fun word to say, silica is also super helpful at polishing teeth and likewise jewelry.
Temporary spot removal
You have probably heard the theory that toothpaste can be used as an overnight acne remover. You most likely either took this with a grain of salt or tried it and had disastrous results. Dr Sadick from Total beauty says that this totally can be used as a temporary spot removal – but to exercise caution.
You need to use a plain white tooth paste with no gels and no whitening. Apply it overnight to temporarily remove spots.
How it works
Toothpaste has a drying effect. Because of this, it can in sorts remove all the power from an pimple. I like to think of it as sucking the life force out of your sorry little pimple.
Do you have any weird beauty hacks using toothpaste? Let us know in the comments!