Motherly advice comes and goes, but one has always stuck with me. I put toothpaste on pimples, am I crazy?

My mom always told me to put toothpaste on pimples while you sleep. The toothpaste will then dry out out the pimple, and you'll be good to go in the morning.

Ingredients in toothpaste help dry the pimple out. Baking soda, alcohol, and hydrogen peroxide have been known to dry out skin. Some ingredients can also kill bacteria; the most likely cause of your zit.

The toothpaste also has some numbing qualities that can prevent pain from your pimply friend.

There are some flaws to the method, however. Overdrying and overuse could leade to more acne. The toothpaste could also just cause an adverse reaction, causing skin irritation.

This method is tried and true with me, so I'm sticking with it!

[via Healthline]