12 Popular Internet Beauty Tips That Can Seriously Hurt Your Health
The Internet is full of weird — and sometimes dangerous — beauty tips and tricks. Some of them can cause a bad rash while others can lead to problems with vision.
Bright Side has collected popular beauty tips from the Internet that can have serious negative health consequences.
Careprost for eyelash growth
The patients who treated their glaucoma with Careprost noticed that after using it, their eyelashes started growing much faster and appeared stronger. However, some people’s eyelashes didn’t change at all. And some people even began to lose their eyelashes. So be careful when using Careprost.
Using essential oils for masks and wrapping
There is really nothing bad about using essential oils. For example, citrus essential oils can help you get rid of cellulite. But don’t use too much of it if you do wrapping at home. Too much essential oil can cause burns complete with blisters and itching. It’s better to add just a few drops at a time to be safe.
Using a toothbrush for peeling lips
One more popular tip from the Internet is to massage your lips with a toothbrush after brushing your teeth. This peeling method can traumatize the soft skin on your lips. And any bacteria living on the toothbrush will be happy to move into the cracks of your lips.
Mustard mask for hair growth
Oil, eggs, sugar, and mustard seem to be a great mixture for hair growth. However, it can cause a lot of problems such as burns, redness, peeling skin and so on. Remember: mustard can cause a serious allergic reaction leading to eye swelling, coughing and even suffocation and urticaria. Before you use such a mask, test it on your elbow and see what your reaction is.
Solvent as a way to dilute dried nail polish
Nail polish remover is not the best way to fix a dry bottle of nail polish. You can both ruin the nail polish and your nails. Your nails can turn yellow and become cracked. So, use a special diluent when trying to loosen your polish.
Warm oil with lemon juice for nail growth
For this mixture, warm up some oil, add lemon juice and soak your hands in it. This procedure is supposed to stimulate the growth of your nails. However, the lemon will just dry the cuticle, the skin and the nails which will make them more vulnerable to damage. And don’t forget that lemon juice is a strong allergen.
Vacuum removal of acne
The Internet is full of commercials about the pore vacuum cleaner. “This small device will make your skin perfectly clear,” they claim. “Now, you don’t need to spend money on visiting doctors!” However, this is not as simple a solution as it seems. The device can leave marks on the skin and cause telangiectasia if the skin is susceptible to couperose.
Cosmetic oil instead of facial cream
Using basic oils instead of facial cream is another popular lifehack when it comes to skincare. Oils can cause comedones, dryness and allergic reactions. If you can’t stop using oils instead of cream, use it no more than two times a week.
Using soda for facial peeling
Soda is one of the most popular things that people use as a scrub. It seems that it can clear the face well without damaging it. So why is soda a bad idea? It’s all because of your body’s pH-balance. The skin’s pH balance is 4.5 and soda’s balance is a 9. That’s why soda dries the skin, causes wrinkles, and premature aging.
Using mayonnaise instead of hair conditioner
Mayonnaise consists of eggs and oil. How can such a safe combination do any harm? Because the sauce is very fatty, your hair may become heavy and sticky. As a result, you will have sticky hair that looks like icicles.
Clearing skin with boric acid
Boric acid is used in clearing tonics, washing gels and peeling agents. So, it seems that if you use just boric acid alone, the clearing process should go faster and the effect should last longer. However, this isn’t true. Pure acid won’t clear anything, it will only leave burns and skin irritation.
Lightening hair with laundry detergent
If someone had a bad experience dying their hair and they don’t like the color, this method suggests they wash their hair out with detergent. Yes, some people really use this method! However, detergents contain harmful phosphates. They cause skin dryness, skin irritation, rashes, and hair loss.
What strange and dangerous beauty tricks do you know? Share them with us! Maybe your experience will save someone from a bad beauty experiment in the future.