We’ve all been there, and it always seems to happen right before a big date or night out, we take a look in the mirror and realize there is an unsightly pimple tarnishing our fabulous skin! For years people have been lead to believe their blemish can be cleared up by dabbing on some toothpaste before they go to sleep and then they will wake up free of their little problem. But toothpaste should be used for teeth and teeth only! Toothpaste has ingredients such as baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, menthol, and alcohol which can help to dry out a pimple, but the desired drying effect is not the only reaction many people have when trying this trick. While toothpaste contains those familiar ingredients, there are also numerous whiting agents and freshening ingredients that are not meant for use on skin. By applying this minty conjunction onto your face you could cause serious irritation, making your pimple even worse than before! Next time you have a minor breakout, instead of reaching for the toothpaste go for a spot treatment product, like Hydra Medic® Clear Complexion Drying Lotion. The keratolytic and bactericide product can be applied overnight and is formulated specifically to target blemishes on skin and allow it to heal. Ingredients such as sulfur, allantoin, licorice root, mulberry extract, and salicylic acid work together to help unclog pores, sooth, brighten, and dissolve dead skin cells. This powerful lotion can be your go-to remedy for quickly clearing up a pimple and you can leave the toothpaste for your pearly whites! In addition to having a good spot treatment procedure, it’s important to follow a skincare regiment that can help stop breakouts before they start. Cleansing your skin morning and night, with a cleanser designed for your skin type, is an absolute must! This will help nourish and balance your skin while washing away dirt and bacteria that can cause pores to become clogged. Always follow up your cleanse with a toner and moisturizer to balance pH and hydrate your beautiful skin. A gentle exfoliation at least 3 times a week will also help remove dead skin cells and give your skin a more even texture. Along with your daily routine, a monthly deep pore cleansing facial, like the Hydra Medic® Facial with Desincrustation Mask, can do wonders for keeping your skin clear and vibrant. Repêchage has skincare collections for all skin types that can help prevent a breakout! Which one is your favorite? Tell us in the comments below!