No, toothpaste will not make your breasts bigger

There have always been myths about breasts. For example, I remember it being a trick question in middle school when someone asked, “Do you sleep in your bra?” If you answered no, you would be told your breasts would sag. If you answered yes, you would be told it’s terrible for your breasts, and it was going to cause them to sag. Truly, there is no right way to be a woman.

But this myth is easily debunked: Rubbing toothpaste on your breasts will not make them grow, nor will it make them perkier.

YouTuber MakeupMesha tests a theory that toothpaste and Vaseline will make your breasts bigger. (MakeupMesha via YouTube)

Millions of people have viewed videos on YouTube that promise to be “boob hacks.” One combination that is suggested to help grow your bust size is toothpaste and vaseline, and another promises toothpaste, flour, grated cucumber and one egg white will do the trick. 

Naturalbeauty556 says the concoction will “tighten up your breasts like really, really crazy. Use three to four times in the week. This will work like magic; it’s not expensive in any way.”

However, American vlogger MakeUpMesha tried the technique and debunked it as fully a myth. She said in her video, “I gave this a shot for 30 whole days because I’ve been … wanting bigger boobs for years now. It did not work. I tried it every night, like an idiot, had my boyfriend looking at me like, ‘What is she doing?’”

Leading plastic surgeon Christopher Inglefield, medical director of the London Bridge Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Clinic told (the U.K.) Sun, “Your breasts may end up smelling minty fresh, but it’s highly unlikely there will be any growth.”

But according to one YouTube commenter, this hack is precisely “what plastic surgeons [don’t] want us to know.”

The myth has been around the Internet for years, with how-to’s popping up every once in a while (as if you need a guide on how to rub vaseline on your breasts). But, in fact, even the “hack” of putting toothpaste on a pimple to heal it isn’t recommended because of the harmful ingredients.

So, save the toothpaste for your teeth and Vaseline for your dry elbows, and learn to accept your beautiful breasts for the size they are, regardless of any sag.

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