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Do more harm: famous beauty life hacks that have no effect

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What beauty life hacks are useless and why. Source: Created with the help of AI

The beauty world is constantly coming up with new tips and life hacks for face care. Some of them can be useful, but others will simply not work at best.

Many popular beauty life hacks are harmful and can negatively affect skin condition. Absolute Collagen's Chief Scientific Officer, Dr. Dave Reilly, talks about some of them.

Teaspoons

Sometimes you can find a life hack on the Internet that says you need to apply cold teaspoons to your eyes to reduce puffiness and dark circles under your eyes. However, Dr. Reilly does not recommend doing this.

Indeed, you may see a small result, but it will be short-lived. In addition, extreme cold harms the delicate skin around the eyes and can irritate.

If you want to deal with puffiness, it is better to use a special nourishing eye cream.

Sugar scrubs

To save money, some people make sugar scrubs with their own hands by mixing sugar with coconut oil or petroleum jelly. However, experts do not recommend doing this, as you can easily injure your skin.

If you come across sugar grains that are too large or sharp, you can cause microtears in the skin, which can lead to irritation and acne.

It is better to choose acid-based products to exfoliate your skin effectively but gently.

Toothpaste

Once upon a time, a life hack appeared on the Internet, claiming that toothpaste can minimize inflammation, relieve redness, and dry the skin, so if you apply it dotted on acne, you can get rid of it faster.

However, Dr. Reilly noted that toothpaste contains ingredients such as hydrogen peroxide, baking soda, surfactants, and alcohol. They can cause dryness, redness, and peeling of the skin.

Lemon juice

Lemon juice has a reputation online as an ingredient that can brighten skin and even out skin tone. People often apply it directly to their face or make it into a mask.

However, while lemon juice is high in vitamin C, it is also highly acidic and can upset the pH balance of the skin. This can cause irritation and dryness and is likely to damage the skin barrier.

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