TikTok is an emerging skincare platform due to its entertainment content but also due to its huge beauty community. From makeup artists to skincare enthusiasts to people trying various trends, you will be able to find all things beauty and skincare. A lot of TikTok skincare trends go viral and naturally a lot of people start following them. While some of them actually work, others will do nothing less than ruin your skin. Without further ado, let’s jump straight into the popular skincare trends on TikTok and debunk them:
Hydrocolloid bandaids are hands down one of the most viral TikTok trends and supposedly they clear your acne. Well, for starters, they are more affordable than pimple patches and can be purchased from any random drugstore. But, do they work? First things first, they work all right as a bandage and are quite soothing. They are similar to the stickers and we all use them for wounds and they are anti-inflammatory. These bandaids protect the skin but they aren’t great for use on pimples.
Toothpaste/At-Home Peels/Hyaluron Pens
This one is another popular trend and honestly, we all have been using it way before TikTok. Experts suggest avoiding doing it at all costs. With that being said, avoid buying at-home skincare peels as they can burn and disfigure your skin. Hyaluron pens are also an emerging trend for treating acne scars. However, they can be really dangerous when injected with strong pressure. So, stay clear of all these viral trends if you don’t wish to harm your skin.
Anti-Dandruff Treatment for Treating Fungal Acne
Citing anti-dandruff shampoo is an inadvertent cure to treat fungal acne as per TikTokers. Hundreds and hundreds of people are suggesting applying hair products like shampoo or a hair mask to help clear their acne. Fungal acne can be identified by red bumpy pimples and can be treated with anti-fungal ingredients. It is not recommended to apply shampoo on your face as it can further irritate your sensitive skin. Look out for skincare ingredients such as AHA/BHA exfoliators, salicylic acid, and glycolic acid to exfoliate your skin and clean out your face.
“Oil Plugging” or “Skin Gritting” Removes Blackheads
I am sure this is one of the most tempting skincare trends. If you aren’t familiar with it, you are probably living under a rock because this trend not only dominated TikTok but also all other social media apps. The trend involves massaging your skin with oil for nearly 10 minutes. The goal is to dislodge your clogged pores and blackheads.
This one actually works for most people. If you have extremely sensitive skin, this trend including all other trends is not recommended. You don’t need to spend your money on expensive facial oils. You can use avocado, coconut, almond, and even olive oil on your face based on your skin type.
Aloe Vera Mask
Aloe Vera is known for its healing and medicinal properties. You might have seen multiple beauty gurus rubbing fresh aloe vera on their faces and most of them end up with stunning skin afterward. If that is what you are expecting, don’t even try it. With that being said, aloe vera can help to minimize dryness and alleviate acne, and skin irritation. However, if you are hoping to achieve a drastic difference in the look and feel of your skin in just a single or few uses, you will be thoroughly disappointed.
Skincare Fridge for Your Skincare Goodies
None of us ever saw this one coming. I personally didn’t imagine that a fridge dedicated to skincare ingredients would emerge on the surface. Doctors recommend storing products containing certain active ingredients such as Vitamin C and hydroquinone in the fridge. It prevents them from oxidizing. On the other hand, products like facial oils and clay masks aren’t recommended for storing in the fridge.
Storing an eye gel works wonders for getting rid of the puffiness around the eyes. But, you don’t need to buy a specific fridge for that. You can simply buy an air-tight container and store all your products containing active ingredients in the fridge. Purchasing a separate fridge for skincare products is completely useless and a waste of money to be honest.
Microneedling is an amazing skincare treatment when done by professionals. These days, there are plenty of micro-needling devices available everywhere and TikTokers are using them day in and out. While they do work well for most people but it requires extreme care.
If you don’t know how to use them properly or clean them, they can do more harm than good. We would recommend going to professionals for Microneedling if you truly wish to get the maximum benefits out of the procedure without causing any harm to the skin.
Are There Any TikTok Skincare Trends Worth Trying?
While most of the trends are quite harmful to your skin, there are certain that can be actually quite beneficial. For instance, a great trend is people trying different sunscreens and choosing which ones actually work. This is a great trend that can help you find cool products.
Another great skincare trend is slugging where people are using Vaseline on top of their usual skincare routine to lock in the moisture. It works wonders for people with dry skin and helps you lock in the goodness of skincare ingredients. And no, it won’t clog your pores.
With a huge amount of impressionable users on TikTok, it is very difficult to give you a conclusive answer when it comes to opting for skincare videos and tips. I am sure we all know that skincare isn’t a one size fits all approach. It is unique to your skin type and concerns. Hence, what works for one person might not work for another, and vice versa.
We are not implying that all TikTokers are using skincare practices that are simply hazardous. It could just mean that a particular product or practice works for them. But will it work for you? Not necessarily. Hence, it is better to seek the advice of a dermatologist than a social media app when it comes to skincare. Contact Ciel Spa if you have questions about TikTok Skincare Trends, we will give you nothing but the facts!