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Busted and Bashed! a Big No-No to These Beauty Hacks and Myths

Updated on August 16, 2020

We all have been in a place where we’re breaking out nonstop, and the only
dermatologist we could find is 'the internet'. We all might have googled 'ways of
controlling acne or blemishes' or 'ways for hair growth' to find a solution to the problem. But to be very honest, beauty has pain and no shortcuts for sure.

In this fast-paced world, everyone wants swift treatments. The internet has proven incredibly useful to offer a solution to almost everything. But sometimes it can be wild and stupid as well. And most of us as consumers fall in this trap in an attempt to get rid of that pimple quickly.

Now, to give you a frightful reality check, the ’natural’ or ’home remedy’ you found in one promising article would do more harm to your skin than any good. Yes, you read it right! But no worries we are here to rip them up and put forward few facts and alternatives. The sole purpose of this article is to bash those beauty myths and save your skin.

Naked Lemon To Skin

Naked Lemon to Skin
Naked Lemon to Skin

If you went online, 3 out of every 5 articles would recommend using
lemon directly on your zit or even ask you to rub the fruit directly onto
your face for that eye-catching glow. This is bad, very bad for your skin.
For some, it can offer temporary gains. But for someone with sensitive
skin, it may lead to more breakouts and worsen it.

Since lemons are natural ingredients, the amounts of acid in them can vary. Some may have a huge dose of vitamin C and citric acid. Whereas some have less in comparison. Applying the one with higher concentrations would result in too many corrosives penetrating the layers and making it horrible. While the food might feel kind since it is edible, it’s often a different story if you try to use lemon in skincare. There are millions of other chemicals in the lime juice which may not be good for your skin.

But if you love lemon extremely, here is what you can do -

  1. Dilute it in your face mask and other base ingredients, or water before applying on to the skin.
  2. Drink lemon in hot water every day in the morning to kick start your metabolism.

The Best Alternative

If life gives you lemons, use honey! Honey has many benefits. It is good for
skin internally and externally. Chronic skin conditions can be treated with honey paste, spot-treated, or with a honey face mask that you leave on for several minutes. Nectar is safe for direct application and suits all epidermis types. It is one ingredient in your kitchen you could rely on with eyes closed. It works excellently in genres of lemon and gives everything your skin needs.

Aloe Vera Gel As Primer

Aloe Vera Gel As Primer
Aloe Vera Gel As Primer

This is another popular makeup trend. You may have come across beauty
gurus who dig in this affordable and natural substitute to the original
store-bought primer. The basic job of the primer is to even out your skin
and make it a smooth canvas for applying makeup. It helps the makeup
stick on your face for long and avoids frequent touch-ups.

Applying Aloe Vera gel as a primer does not do the job. Yes, it is sticky but in a bad way and leaves your skin feeling uncomfortable and heavy. Applying aloe vera
gel alone can leave the skin feeling parched instead of moisturizing it. It might
be a pocket and skin-friendly alternative but it does not work. So Boo-Hoo!

Rather Try -
Any drug store primer would do a better job. Store brought primers
run a gamut of budget options. Choose the one as per your skin type. Your makeup will look more presentable in real life.

Using Vaseline For Eyelash Growth

Using Vaseline for Eyelash Growth
Using Vaseline for Eyelash Growth

Another popular myth ready to be busted is using Vaseline on eyelashes. There is a myth that applying petroleum jelly regularly stimulates the growth of eyelashes making them thick and long. But smearing Vaseline on your lashes makes them all oily and glossy. Applying petroleum jelly can give them a little lift but in no way helps them grow. Vaseline quite clearly can not facilitate hair growth and many respected beauty therapists and ophthalmologists will plead you to not use it around your sensitive eye area.

Vaseline is called petroleum jelly because it is refined from petrol. And why would you want to use such a harsh particle around your eyes?

Get those Thick Lashes -

  1. Use an eyelash curler before applying mascara for more volume and length.
  2. Instead of using Vaseline or any petroleum jelly use 'Castor Oil' on the lashes. It works the same as it does for our scalp. It will enhance the growth of hair and can help you get those high long lashes naturally. Plus, it is safe to use.

Glue For Blackheads

Glue For Blackheads
Glue For Blackheads

Hell No! We agree blackheads are the worst, but seriously using a craft
item to get rid of them and using it on your sensitive skin is not only silly
but risky. Either you’re a needy teenager who wants a quick solution to
get rid of the blackheads or just an adult who wants to try it for fun - Remember, it’s
apparently a glue and definitely not something for your face. A glue has all potential to irritate your skin and may even cause some side effects. Limit yourself using it on your palms and not anywhere else. No fun and games when we are
talking face and skin.

Best Alternative -

  1. There are never-ending products in the market that would take care of your blackheads. They are not just promising but also skin-friendly.
  2. From masks to scrubs and charcoal peel offs, the selections are unlimited. Talk to your dermatologist for the best suggestion.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and does not substitute for diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, prescription, and/or dietary advice from a licensed health professional. Drugs, supplements, and natural remedies may have dangerous side effects. If pregnant or nursing, consult with a qualified provider on an individual basis. Seek immediate help if you are experiencing a medical emergency.

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