Money in the wind: 5 popular beauty techniques that don’t really work

We adopt many grooming habits from the Internet and conversations with friends — despite the fact that very often most of them are simply ineffective, and sometimes harmful to the skin. In our material we reveal the truth about the most popular and useless beauty techniques.

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In the age of the Internet, we often trust unverified sources and become victims of false information. With enviable constancy, this happens with regard to grooming rituals: many of the tips that are given on websites and forums can be misleading and have no beneficial effect, despite the fact that you are sure of the opposite. Together with dermatocosmetologist Lilia Dyshleva, we talk about the most overrated or frankly false beauty techniques.

Baby cream as a care product

Many representatives of the fair sex use baby cream as a facial care product. Someone is sure that children’s cosmetics are much better than what is offered to adults. Someone just doesn’t bother, believing that the difference in funds is nothing more than a marketing ploy. 

Baby cream, of course, has valuable qualities: it soothes the skin, has hypoallergenic properties. However, he cannot solve the problems of “adult” skin, especially if we are talking about age-related changes. In addition, baby creams create a characteristic film, and this, in turn, can provoke the appearance of more inflammation. 

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Coffee cake as a facial scrub

Almost everyone knows about the benefits of exfoliating the skin. Often, home remedies are used for this purpose — for example, coffee. However, using coffee cake as a facial scrub is not the best idea, since its particles are too coarse and large, therefore they can injure the upper layer of the epidermis, which will inevitably lead to dehydration of the skin, as well as increase its irritability and sensitivity. 

At the same time, coffee scrub can be used as a body scrub. And in general, with mechanical exfoliation of the skin of the face, you need to be extremely careful. Do not forget about cleansing with masks and acid-based peels. 

Toothpaste as a remedy for acne

Often, as a remedy for inflammation on the face, ordinary toothpaste is recommended, which must be applied to the site of the pimple. The problem is that toothpaste will not get rid of inflammation and can cause irritation in this place. It is better not to experiment with pimples — do not squeeze them out, do not cauterize them, but go with them directly to a dermatologist. 

The use of pure essential oils with a therapeutic effect

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Today, many girls use various essential oils in self-care due to their healing properties, but in order not to get burns and skin problems, you need to understand that these products are never used in their pure form. They must be dissolved in vegetable oils — grape, apricot kernel oil, olive, coconut, etc. So you will benefit and not harm yourself. 

Alcohol-based tonics as a remedy for oily skin

The love of alcohol-based tonics is often found in young girls whose skin is prone to rashes and the release of more sebum. It seems to them that using an alcohol tonic, they kill two birds with one stone: they dry the skin and eliminate the cause of acne. As a result, after using such tonics in adulthood, they are faced with the fact that their skin becomes not just oily, but also dehydrated, sensitive and prone to irritation. 

It is not easy to please such a skin, as well as to choose the appropriate care for it. Remember: alcohol tonics can only be used locally and only when prescribed by a dermatologist. In other cases, it is better to use cosmetics with acids (creams, serums, tonics, etc.) — this is salicylic acid, which helps to fight rashes, and ANA and BHA-acids that regulate sebum. 

You will need

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1 of 5 Peeling Face Roll Limoni Buy

Peeling roll with fruit acids gently and effectively cleanses the skin. The action of the remedy is based on apple extract and fruit ANA-acids. Due to the cellulose microgranules contained in the composition, the gel perfectly removes dirt and polishes the skin.

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2 of 5 Dr. Hauschka Facial Oil to Buy

Dr.Hauschka facial oil gives the skin clear signals. It shows the skin that it needs to produce less fat and, with regular use, restores the natural beauty of the skin.  

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3 of 5 Face Cream SVR SEBIACLIR Activ Buy

Niacinamide in the cream soothes irritations and blocks the growth of bacteria, salicylic acid helps to cleanse the pores and align the texture, matting particles get rid of greasy shine. 

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4 of 5 Trophy body scrub Planeta Ogdapisakup

Kenyan coffee body scrub based on coffee smoothes the skin, increases elasticity and visibly corrects the contours of the body. 

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5 of 5 Face Cream Weleda Delicate Buy

The composition of organic almond oil and plum seed oil soothes, cares, intensively nourishes and moisturizes the skin. Beeswax protects the skin from dehydration and negative external factors. 

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