Yes, we all wanna look picture perfect at all times! No matter whether you have had a stressful week at work or have been PMSing lately, your skin should be selfie ready at all times without showing even a tad bit of tiredness on it. This does sound difficult but, is it even achievable?
Over the years, women have experimented innumerable products on their skin, some herbal some chemical based. And the results have varied based on the products used. Luckily, some were rewarded with a beautiful glowing skin, while many others had to suffer the consequences of the experiment. Here is a compilation of some of the weirdest home skin care tips for you to experiment. I bet you may never have come across some of them.
#TIP 1 – USE LIQUID LAXATIVE AS A PRIMER FOR YOUR MAKEUP
Believed to be a good makeup primer for people with oily skin, using liquid laxative on your sensitive skin is however not a suggestion your dermatologist will approve.
Milk of Magnesia is simply not good for your skin as they can disrupt the pH balance of your skin. Magnesium hydroxide along with Sodium hypochlorite, together make bleach which imbalances the acid balance on our skin, causing inflammation and also high irritation.
Verdict – Not good for skin
#TIP 2 – USE TOOTHPASTE TO TREAT PIMPLE
Toothpaste constitute of hydrogen peroxide, baking soda and alcohol. It is believed that applying your regular toothpaste on your acne will help dry it faster.
The trick surely may work on your pimple but it will not help treat the blemishes left behind by the pimple. Dermatologists state that toothpaste surely do help drying up your acne, but there are chances that the ingredients in your toothpaste can also irritate your skin, causing redness and scarring.
Verdict – Go for a good acne gel to treat the acne and its blemish.
#TIP 3 – BEER TO WASH FACE
Beer for beautiful hair and skin has been one of the top skincare tips streaming all across the internet. There are even beer spas in several European countries. So, what’s the truth about this skincare trick?
Well, beer helps exfoliate your skin, hence removing dead skin cells and the bacteria causing acne from your skin. According to experts, beer contains vitamin B, saccharides and yeast that help boost skin’s luminosity by dissolving the dead skin cells.
Verdict – Go for it!
#TIP 4 – ADDING GARLIC TO YOUR NAIL POLISH’S BASE COAT
If you love coating your nails with your favorite colors, this trick is for you. It is believed that adding chopped garlic pieces to your clear nail polish base will help your nail paint to stay longer on your fingers.
However, doctors and dermatologists say that garlic is a heavy allergen and can cause redness to your skin or even fissures when applied to your sensitive skin or fingertips. There are many people who are allergic to this vegetable.
Verdict – Avoid it
#TIP 5 – USE TAPE TO SMOOTHEN YOUR AGING LINES
Aging is a natural process and there is no way you can deny it. But yes, you can always delay aging with the help of some skin care products. But, applying a tape over your wrinkles to relax them is one of the weirdest things I have come across, but it seems to be extremely famous in many countries.
The adhesive on the tape can cause an allergic reaction apart from also causing irritation, tearing of skin or clogging of pores. Hence, if you are looking ahead to treating your wrinkles, make sure you consult a good dermatologist.
Verdict – Avoid it