With the world on lockdown yet again, more people are getting creative with beauty, self-care, skincare, and opting to do at-home treatments following online trends. Does “Tik Tok made me do it” sound familiar?
Pursuing TikTok or Instagram skincare advice and recreating Latina superstar looks is becoming more popular than ever before. However, it is no secret that you should consult a dermatologist before practicing anything on your skin that seems unorthodox and can be damaging.
Here’s a list of the most outrageous TikTok trends you should look out for – but think twice before doing them – like buying DIY materials to create your own tools, a “pimple lancer” for instance, that should be used in a dermatologist’s office.
Purchasing DIY tools or instruments online to treat your skin can be harsh for your gentle epidermis. For example, over-exfoliating with DYI sponges like you are power washing a building could cause it to lose its pH balance.
Attempting to remove a mole at home: “Removing your own moles by attempting to scrape or burn them off is downright dangerous as it can lead to scarring or deformity of the area,” says Dr. Annie Gonzalez, a Miami based dermatologist with decades of experience.
-DIY Botox – this one really got us!
We don’t want to scare you away, but people are also creating their own botox. “Something to steer clear of for sure. Botox is formulated from a powerful toxin. It is safe to use when injected properly, but if you don’t know what you’re doing, this treatment could cause serious complications,” according to Dr. Gonzalez.
Trying out some professional-use products on your own can lead to permanent scarring of the skin and severe irritation. Please consult with your dermatologist before trying them.
We’re used to doing our facial masks with the kitchen products our Abuelita taught us about…when it comes to using recommended oils to create your own eyelash serum, fixing self-tanning streaks with makeup, and other beauty hacks, we’re up for them, as long as you keep them simple and safe. Check out the link below for more info: