There is a DIY acne spot treatment, circling the Internet that claims applying toothpaste will heal blemishes. DO NOT DO THIS! Of all of the misinformation circulated on the web for so called "natural at home treatments" this one is among the most dangerous. Why?
Toothpastes were never intended to be used on the skin and their use in oral care is of concern too. The skin on your face is very delicate and toothpaste will not only dry out acne, it can leave burns. The use of fluoride in oral care is definitely controversial, but it is linked to irritation. inflammation and a dry, red rash called Perioral Dermititis. Dermatologists see this condition quite often and some doctors will use the treatment of steroids to alleviate it. Steroids can be a problem for the skin and cause additional inflammation. They appear to help in the beginning stages of treatment, but are quite worse at the end of treatment and very difficult to stop. Add in the synthetics in toothpaste and you are setting your skin up for failure and Perioral Dermatitis often seen around the mouth on other areas of your face.
Usually oral low-dose antibiotics will be prescribed as an anti-inflammatory for a significant duration (6 to 12 weeks) to try and calm the skin. A complete overhaul in skincare with a switch to a natural approach is often advised. Dermatologists usually don't even see the patient until their skin as at its worst when more drastic measures are needed. Experts admit they full don't understand Perioral Dermititis. Is it acne, Rosaeca or something in between? They really aren't certain what the cause is, but they do suspect steroids used for issues such as Seborrheic Dermititis are often a trigger for Perioral Dermititis! It is a vicious cycle that you clearly want to avoid.
What is the solution to Combination, Oily and Acne Prone Skin?Sweet Life Spa's "Sweet Face"Collection in Green Tea & Ylang-ylang features a balancing "Sweet Face" Wash, "Sweet Eyes" Serum and "Sweet Face" Serum and a toner and makeup setting "Sweet Face" Rosewater Mist. There is much more to come in this line for all skin types for all ages including "Sweet Face" Masks and our Scar & Dark Spot Solution "Sweet Spot" Serum.This Organic "Sweet Face" Sample Set is extremely limited in quantity and selling quickly at only $39 for 3 generously sized items designed to last at least 2 months.
Green Tea & Ylang-ylang "Sweet Face" Sample Set
Drying synthetics and alcohol in skincare products are often a trigger for over-productive oil glands that leave your skin unbalanced, greasy and prone to breakouts. A properly formulated Organic serum of dry oils that actually cleanses the canal of pores, balances the skin's sebum production and hydrates with anti-aging benefits from antioxidants is beneficial for most people. Organic. non-comedogenic, dry oils such as Moroccan Argan, Rice Bran and Sunflower Oils along with antioxidants like Green Tea can make a positive impact on the appearance of your skin with a radiant glow.
So what should you do if your already bought into the toothpaste on your spots hype? Many suffers of Perioral Dermatitis have found relief in coconut due to its antibacterial and anti-inflammation agents. Most coconut oils are made from dried coconut, not fresh. By popular demand, Sweet Life Spa is now providing their customers with a 100% USDA Organic Virgin Coconut Oil from fresh coconuts cold pressed within 2 hours of harvest. It is not deodorized, processed with hexane or bleaching agents, so it has the gorgeous scent of the sweet cream of coconut used in Pina Coladas. You will find our "Sweet Cream" of Coconut makes the most fantastic stubborn makeup remover for waterproof mascara and eyeliner as a first step cleanser.
Organic "Sweet Cream" of Coconut
The use of drawing clay can effectively cleanse pores used weekly. A gentle clay cleanser crafted with dry oils or an oil cleansing routine is another good way to address the over-production of sebum. In chemistry "like for like" is a term that explains the basic theory of why oils for oily skin work so well. Oils breakdown oils better than water-based products! We highly recommend our Petal 5 Minute Facial with the power of clay, flower petals and pineapple enzymes that draws out impurities and gently exfoliates for glowing skin.
Petal 5 Minute Facial
If you are currently under the care of a dermatologist, ask if organic skin care choices are right for you. If you are looking for a much more natural alternative to fluoride and harsh chemicals in your oral care routine, check out Sweet Life Spa's "Sweet Teeth" Powder. It is formulated with detoxifying clay in 100% USDA Certified Organic flavors of tropical drinks.