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Help guys, I've seen online about how people dry their acne out by using toothpaste, I gave it a try and it burned my skin! Now there's like brownish dark patches on the acne and they don't seem to go away :'( I'm really scared. And i had this boil/cystic acne , that didn't had a head to pop, but I forcefully popped it because it is as hurting too much. And now it's turned really red and dark. It's still swollen like how it was before I popped it. When I popped it, only blood oozed out. It was really painful. I've tried applying Aloe Vera soothing gel, but I don't see much effect yet, can somebody advice me on my condition? Please :(

ps: I only have them on my chin area other areas are clear! I'm so terrified! 




Edited by Tyb1994

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Hey you guys. This could be from the flouride in toothpaste. See the toothpaste article for all the research I could find. You'll see it's probably a bad idea to use toothpaste, as you know first hand now.

So...what to do now? Definitely stop trying to force anything. Don't ever force pop anything, and try to just leave your skin alone. Anything you do could make it worse. 

The hyperpigmentation and redness that you have should fade with time. Keep your skin out of the sun in those areas and try to leave the area untouched.

If you still have active big bumps, you can see a dermatologist and inquire about a cortisone injection. 

But first things first, stop using toothpaste, and let your skin heal.

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