Ad. Social media sites like TokTok and Instagram are full of useful ideas. But they are also brimming with trending but dangerous DIY cosmetic hacks that can cause severe medical issues.
Trying to Reset Your Jaw
The web itself is full of seemingly harmless tutorials and holistic practices to treat conditions over the long term. Back stretches, meditation and self-massage are good examples. But mewing is also one that is trending right now. Mewing is used to change the position of your jaw and teeth by keeping them in a different resting position. But does mewing work? Well, no, it does not. There is no evidence it benefits you. But it can cause crooked teeth and bite issues. Mewing is dangerous.
Removing Blackheads with Dental Floss
A hot towel is used to soak up blackheads before this stupid hack. So far, so good. This will give your skin more moisture. But first, there’s a chance of getting burned. And second, you have to scrape your skin with dental floss to get rid of blackheads. Even if you don’t cut yourself, it’s clear that you shouldn’t try this. But you could also spread bacteria all across your face and get a serious infection since nothing in this hack, including dental floss, is sterile in the least.
Fruit Acids are Dangerous DIY Cosmetic Hacks
Chemical peels are currently a popular way to treat your skin and face. And they work really well when people who are trained to do so watch over them. But they can be expensive, so people are looking for natural ways to do the same thing. Putting lemons on your face is a popular way to look better. But because lemons are acidic, they are a bad natural ingredient that will hurt your skin. So they can’t be used on the skin. Also, lemon juice will increase UV radiation.
Face Roller Foundation Application
There are around 1,000 beauty influencers on the web. But you will probably be hard-pressed to find one that thinks using a face roller for makeup is a good idea. At first glance, this seems like a clever trick. But you should know that it can be risky. If you use a roller to put foundation on your face, you can get even coverage. But there are a lot of worries about bacteria. So, this method is only safe if you first clean your face and then sterilize the roller each time you use it.
Classic Toothpaste Pimple Busting
Using toothpaste to get rid of spots is a classic hack that has been around since long before the Internet. Toothpaste does kill bacteria, but it’s vital to keep in mind that toothpaste is made to treat the hard enamel surface of teeth, not soft skin. So it won’t be good for your body, let alone your face. Using this method will dry out the skin around the wound and throw off the pH balance. Because of this, your skin tone will become uneven, and you’ll have a lot of dry skin.
There are many trending but dangerous DIY cosmetic hacks to be aware of. These include mewing for your teeth, using fruit acids on your face and the classic toothpaste for pimples.