It was very early one morning, during the third year of my undergraduate years, at the University of Lagos, when I heard Fola shouting on top of his very deep baritone voice. All he kept saying, as thou he was a broken record was, “try it first”, “just try it for two weeks”. Angry that my lousy floor mates won’t let me sleep even after reading over night, I went out to give them a piece of my mind. On getting outside Fola had already reduced his voice, and he seemed more to be trying to persuade Gbejami. I inquired what was going on, before I will end up ridiculing my ancestors, all because of my anger. Fola told me was only trying to help Gbejami, who seems very adamant to try new innovations or should I say he didn’t want to experiment with his face. Gbejami had lot of pimples on his face, he had tried so many products on his face, but his pimples seemed to be the stubborn type, it refused to go. Fola was trying to convince Gbejami to use toothpaste for his face, but Gbejami wasn’t having any of it, even after Fola assures him he was sure of it, that he was talking from experience.
Eventually Gbejami gave in, after everyone assured him that it won’t hurt to give it a try. He agreed to try it for just two weeks, I am not sure when exactly he stopped using it, but we definitely saw changes after the first two weeks the pimples had reduced drastically and his face was getting clearer. I remember he even bought Fola a drink as a form of appreciation.
After thinking about this event thoroughly, i realized that the concept behind the whole toothpaste treatment was pure science. Osmosis the movement of water from region of lower concentration to a region of higher concentration, through a semi permeable membrane.The moisture and oil moves from the pimples to the skin skin surface which has lesser water at that point, due to the presence of the toothpaste that has almost no water content. Also Some ingredients commonly found in toothpaste such as baking soda, alcohol, and hydrogen peroxide, are known to be drying agents, which could help shrink the pimples.
How do I use the paste?
it’s as simple as getting a non glossy toothpaste, wipe your face clean with water or wipes, to remove dirts. When your face is clean and dry, rub the toothpaste all over your face and leave it for about 30 minutes before you finally wash it off. The paste takes its toll on the pimples, by gradually drying it up.
Avoid applying the paste on your face too often, to prevent it from making you have a permanently dry face, you have to find a balance between the two. I’ve seen this toothpaste treatment work several times and I’m sure it works. Try it out, it won’t cost you anything but your toothpaste.
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