DON’T BE SLACK – SACK THAT HACK
There’s no denying everyone loves a good beauty hack. And while you may have spent the past few years thinking you’ve discovered something truly genius – it might now be time to rethink. The truth is, if you think a beauty method that you discover on the internet sounds a little absurd, it’s likely to be bad news. And some of the more trendy ones have even been proven to be bad for your skin. Do you often slather your face in coconut oil, hoping for a smooth, glowy complexion? The likelihood is, it’s doing the opposite – clogging your pores and causing breakouts. The same goes for applying toothpaste to spots. While the peroxide in the paste may dry the spot out, it is likely to aggravate the area of skin and leave it looking more red and inflamed than when you started. Do you use sugar, salt or baking soda as a natural way to exfoliate your skin? Don’t bother. The granules can have rough edges which can leave skin red raw – wreaking havoc on sensitive skin types. Another age-old trick that took the internet by storm is to set your make-up in place with hairspray before a night out. While it may be effective, there are now so many skin-friendly setting sprays on the market, and hairspray causes skin to become dry, irritated and flaky. Hmph. Ever tried to de-shine your face with antiperspirant deodorant? Anti-perspirants stop sweat production, not oil, so you wont find it stops any unwanted T-zone glow. And it’ll clog your pores to the max.