Beauty Tips That Could Do More Harm Than Good

11 October 2016

Beauty Tips That Could Do More Harm Than Good

We all know how expensive it can be to look good and to stay looking good, but recent research has proven that a number of cost-cutting beauty regimes may actually be doing more harm than good in the long-term.

There are all kind of trends and crazes that come and go, especially in the health and beauty world, and some of them have been proven to have extremely positive effects on people’s hair, skin and overall health; but others have had negative effects that have created more problems than answers. This means that it’s time to roll-out that frequently used phrase along the lines of “don’t believe everything you read online.”

Sure, some highly reputable blogs and industry websites provide great advice and money-saving tips for your daily health and beauty regime, but others have no proof of being any more beneficial than saving a few pennies here or there.

Take these “beauty tips” as prime examples. While they might help you to save money or a bit of time in the morning when you’re trying to get out the door, they may be doing more harm than good in the long-term:

  • Using toothpaste to treat spots. This is a treatment that’s been around for decades. Applying a blob of toothpaste on your pesky spots is believed to reduce redness and, in some cases, to help get rid of spots. However, while it does have a number of anti-bacterial properties, it can actually cause your skin to dry out around the affected area which creates additional problems to deal with.
  • Heating your eyelash curlers with a hair dryer. This is another commonly tried myth from the beauty industry. Heat is a great tool in many areas of health and beauty, like straightening or drying your hair for instance, but with your eyelashes it could actually burn them and they may start falling out – which certainly isn’t the look you’re going for.
  • Plumping your own lips with a cup. Many women strive to have fuller lips and a recent method of doing this without paying for any kind of treatment was by sucking a cup and creating a vacuum – a technique first brought onto the Internet by Kylie Jenner. If you’ve seen the results and like what you’ve seen and haven’t tried it yourself yet, it’s worth bearing in mind that a lot of women have been left with burst blood vessels, scarred lips and bleeding around the mouth. 

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