Staying on top of your beauty game – especially in today’s age – can be a hassle, as you have bloggers and influencers shouting down various trends you should be catching up on right now from all over the place. While a lot of that is genuine, heartfelt advice, some of it is downright dangerous for you.
It may make sense to just try out anything you read off the Internet on your face, but before you do that, do make sure to stay away from these:
Deodorant As Primer
Before researching this, we actually had no idea that the market was looking for substitutes for primers as there are plenty of primers in the sea. Not for the bloggers who came up with this, though. So, we’ve got deodorant as make up primer.We don’t need to tell you the effects of using deodorants on your face, but if you really want to hear, they can cause rashes, block the pores and give you long-lasting skin conditions. You’re better off using the original primers. a few people tend to be).
Remove Blackheads With Glue
Again, we were under the impression that getting rid of blackheads is a fairly understood field of science. Clearly, though, that’s not satisfactory, and many fashion vloggers have been known to suggest putting glue on your face to get rid of them, instead.
Obviously, in case we didn’t know this yet, putting any kind of adhesive on your face is NOT a good idea, especially not the kind strong enough to potentially pull blackheads out. Besides, charcoal-activated blackhead removal kits already do as-effective-a-job as stupid glue ever could, as charcoal is pretty good at acting as glue without any external help.
Even if we’re up to our necks in beauty trends, the most notable ones of them have to come from celebrities. The most stupid ones, too, if you go by Kylie Jenner’s infamous tip for keeping your lips pouty; just get a shot glass, put your lips inside it, and suck. It may be simple and easy-to-do, but that doesn’t mean that you should!If you are hellbent on pulling a Kylie Jenner your lips, though, consider that it may result in swelling, bleeding, and generally bad things to your lips in the short term, and scarring and permanent disfigurement over an extended time period.
Corset Waist Training
Society has put down some heavy rules on what an attractive woman should look like, and the most recognisable part of that societal image is a slim waist. Even if we forget that a pencil-slim waist on a non-pencil-slim body isn’t a normal feature to have, they’re almost impossible to reliably aim for unless you know how to perform surgery on yourself. What’s the solution? Well for one, according to some celebs at least, forcibly training your waist with a corset.
It’s not a new fad, either; women in the Victorian era used to do it all the time, which is the first thing that should make us stop and question it, as those people didn’t have the most enlightened opinion of the female body. For the health hazards, it’s extremely dangerous, and can cause some of your organs to be displaced for life, in addition to other serious side effects.
One of the beauty industry’s largest successes has been to convince people around the world that it’s not OK to look like you’re aging, even if everyone most definitely is, being a human and all. There are over-the-counter products for all kind of aging-related cosmetic problems you think may be having, even if those problems don’t even exist.
Many anti-aging products do absolutely nothing at best, and actively harm your skin over prolonged periods of usage at worst. Scientists around the world have been crying hoarse about many of the chemicals that make up regular anti-aging creams and their harmful effects, but obviously, the influencer with a paid post about the latest anti-wrinkle cream is heard more.
Universally, gel manicures are often seen as a more efficient and better-looking alternative to traditional manicure techniques. It looks good on paper; you put some gel on your fingernails, put it under a UV lamp and voila! You have permanent nail make up for at least a week. They’re also increasingly convenient to apply and remove, making them even more popular in recent times.
The problem, however, is that lamp. The UV lamps used to harden the gel emit UVA light, enough to cause damage of the skin tissue and collagen, and can even lead to skin cancer if you are particularly susceptible to radiation (as quite
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