Toothpaste is a popular hygiene product that we all use daily to brush our teeth. It aids in maintaining oral health by removing bacteria and food debris from our teeth.
Aside from maintaining your oral health, toothpaste offers skin and cleaning benefits.
Here are benefits of toothpaste you never knew:
Clears Up Acne and Pimples
Toothpaste dehydrates the acne or pimples and absorbs the excess sebum, which can quicken the healing process.
Clean the affected area with water and pat dry. Apply a small amount of white toothpaste on the affected area before going to bed. Rinse it off the next morning. Repeat daily for a few days until your skin is free of acne.
Soothes Minor Burns
Toothpaste acts as pain relief when applied on minor burns. It also calms the burn and prevents clogging of the burned area. Put the burned area under cool running water. Remove it from the water and allow it to dry and then dab a small amount of white toothpaste onto the burn. Reapply again if needed.
Treats Insect Bites and Stings
Toothpaste is just the right ingredient to treat insect bite and stings. Dab a little white toothpaste on the affected area. Allow it to sit for a few hours. Rinse it off with lukewarm water. Repeat as needed.
Whitens Yellow and Stained Nails
Toothpaste contains hydrogen peroxide that helps remove the mild stains. Apply a small amount of white toothpaste on your nails and leave it on for 5 to 10 minutes. Using a soft nail brush, scrub your nails gently. Wipe the toothpaste off with wet cotton balls. Repeat the process 2 or 3 times a week to restore your white nails.
Polish Silver Items
Silver items look classy, but with time, they can look dull and turn into a dusky gray color. To keep your silver items shiny like new for years, use your white toothpaste from time to time to clean them.
Put equal amounts of white toothpaste and table salt in a bowl, and add a little lemon juice to it. Mix the ingredients thoroughly. Apply the paste on your silver item using a toothbrush. Use the toothbrush to gently scrub the paste over the silver item in light, circular motions until it shines. Rinse off the paste with water and dry the silver item using paper towel.