Bruising easily after an injury is not uncommon. Sometimes, bruises can be so visible that they become the focus of attention instead of your natural beauty. So, how to get rid of bruises with toothpaste? Right after you spot a new bruise on your arm or leg, there are steps you must take to help it heal faster and reduce its visibility. This is where the benefits of toothpaste come in handy! If you have ever had a bruise under your eye from hitting yourself with a pillow then you know that anti-inflammatory ingredients like arnica and willow bark — found in toothpaste — can speed healing and hide the mark better than nothing at all. Toothpaste has these properties due to its natural anti-inflammatory and ant-bacterial properties – mostly from menthol, eucalyptus oil, peppermint oil, and other oils in it.
How To Get Rid Of Bruises With Toothpaste
1. Clean the Area
The first thing you have to do is make sure the area is clean. Any dirt or bacteria could cause an infection. If necessary, wash the area with soap and water. Then pat it dry with a clean towel.
2. Apply Toothpaste to the Area
Next, apply a small amount of toothpaste to the bruise or affected area of your skin and rub it in gently until you have covered all of the bruised skin in toothpaste. You should use a circular motion when doing this so that you can make sure you cover every part of the bruise with toothpaste. Do this for about two minutes before rinsing off any remaining toothpaste from your skin using warm water and a clean washcloth or towel.
3. Wait for It to Dry
Now that you have applied toothpaste to your bruise, it is time to wait for it to dry completely before applying any other products or going out into public where people might see your bruise and ask what happened to you! You may want to put on some loose clothing while waiting for your toothpaste treatment to dry so that nobody sees what you are up doing in case they ask why there is toothpaste on your leg! While waiting for your bruise treatment to dry, try not to move around too much because even if it does not hurt now, moving around can cause more pain later on when it has dried completely! Additionally, try not to sit down too much either as sitting can cause the toothpaste to not dry as quickly.
4. Rinse the Toothpaste Off
When your bruise treatment has dried completely, it is time to rinse it off! Use warm water to rinse the toothpaste off of your skin until all of the toothpaste has been rinsed off. Then, pat dry with a clean towel and apply any other products you use to help with bruising like arnica cream or anti-inflammatory creams/ointments. Remember, you should always consult a doctor before using toothpaste on a bruise unless you are sure that there is no serious damage underneath!
5. Avoid the Sun
The last step you should take after applying toothpaste to your bruise is to avoid the sun while your bruise is healing. Sun exposure can cause a bruise to heal slower than it normally would and can also cause a bruise to fade more quickly if it is already fading. If you do have to go out into the sun, be sure that you apply sunscreen and wear sunglasses so that the sun does not hurt your eyes or make your bruising worse!
6. Don’t Use Toothpaste on a Bruise if.
You should not use toothpaste on a bruise if you have a serious injury underneath or if you have any other serious injuries that need medical attention. Additionally, if you are not sure how serious your injury is, do not use toothpaste on the bruise until you have been to the doctor and received medical advice! You should also avoid using toothpaste on a bruise that is located in an area where it would be visible to others like your face, arms, or legs!
Why Does Bruising Happen?
Injury to the Skin
When you get injured, your body releases chemicals called histamines. These chemicals can cause the blood vessels under your skin to widen. This causes extra blood to flow into the tissue under your skin. When the blood reaches the surface of your skin, it appears as a bruise or discoloration.
Hemophilia is a bleeding disorder that can cause bruising and excessive bleeding in people who have it. It is most commonly found in males, although women can be affected by hemophilia as well. People who have hemophilia do not produce enough of a protein called clotting factor VIII or IX, which helps with clotting blood and prevents bleeding from occurring too quickly or excessively. This condition can be inherited, but it is more common for it to occur randomly in families without a history of hemophilia. The disorder affects about 1 out of every 10,000 boys born in Canada and around 1 out of every 30,000 girls born in Canada. If you think this might be affecting you or someone you know, talk to a doctor about getting tested for hemophilia!
Cancer can cause bleeding, which in turn can cause bruising and discoloration. When cancer is found in the blood, it is called leukemia. Leukemia can also cause bruising in other areas of the body because it affects the red blood cells and platelets, which are important for helping your blood clot.
Leukemia or Lymphoma
Certain types of leukemia or lymphoma that affect your bone marrow will cause bleeding and bruises to occur throughout your whole body because they affect all of your red blood cells, platelets, and white blood cells. People who have these disorders may bruise easily for a long time after a minor injury or not be able to stop bruising at all! If you think you might have leukemia or lymphoma, talk to a doctor about getting tested for these disorders!
What You Need To Know About Bruises Before Using Toothpaste
A bruise is the body’s way of protecting itself
The body forms a blood clot to stop bleeding. This is called a hematoma. The hematoma protects the injured area by providing a barrier between it and the outside world.
A bruise is not the same as a blood clot
A hematoma is not technically a blood clot but an accumulation of clotted blood in damaged tissue.
A bruise is not an indication that you were injured
A bruise forms when tissue is damaged by a blow or injury and blood leaks into the surrounding tissues. The blood clots and then forms a hematoma under the skin’s surface. If a person has a bruise, it does not mean that they were injured. It just means that their body was trying to protect them by forming the hematoma.
Bruises can form after surgery
Surgery can cause bruising because of the way in which it is performed, but this is usually temporary, lasting only several days after the surgery takes place. In some cases, however, it may take longer for bruises to disappear as they may be more pronounced than normal due to an underlying condition such as hemophilia or leukemia. This will be discussed below in more detail.
Tips To Help Your Bruises Heal Faster
1. Take a Vitamin B12 Supplement
Vitamin B12 is important for the normal formation of red blood cells. If you are having trouble with bruising, try taking a vitamin B12 supplement.
2. Wear loose clothing
Stress on the skin can cause bruises to appear more pronounced and thus last longer than they would otherwise. For this reason, it is best to wear loose-fitting clothing that does not put stress on the skin in order to reduce the appearance of your bruises.
3. Use an ice pack
Use an ice pack to reduce the amount of swelling in a bruised area. This will help to speed up the healing process.
4. Apply pressure to the bruise
Pressure helps to slow down blood flow into a hematoma and thus reduce its size and the amount of bruising that it causes. This can help bruises heal more quickly and make them less noticeable.
5. Avoid caffeine, alcohol, and smoking
Caffeine, alcohol, and smoking can all interfere with healing processes in the body including bruises so it is best to avoid them as much as possible if you are trying to heal from a bruise as quickly as possible
Bruising is a common occurrence that can be caused by many different factors. Thankfully, most bruises will heal on their own in a few weeks, but there are ways to speed up the process by taking care of the affected area. Toothpaste contains ingredients that help with healing wounds, which makes it an ideal remedy for treating bruises. You can apply toothpaste to the bruise directly, or you can make a paste by mixing it with other ingredients like turmeric powder and aloe vera gel.