My dad also advises that in the next couple of years they will die out as it probably is a puberty thing. But here’s the thing, I’m friggin 20 years old going on 21 in Dec. wtf. When the hell are these things gonna leave me alone?
I’m 23 and mine cleared up over the last two or three years, so you are probably in the same boat as me, you’ll probably find that over the next couple of years your skin will calm down on your face and other parts. I used to be in the same situation, washing twice a day religiously. If I missed one of my washing sessions I would have a breakout of spots within 36 hours (guaranteed). Now I get by with washing my face once a day (although I still try to wash twice a day), I still get occasional breakouts (one or two spots), but that tends to be related to shaving.
As for the toothpaste, it tends to absorb in after a few hours, but leaves that minty fresh smell, so everyone’s a winner!