TikTok Skincare Hacks: Fact or Fiction? Viral Skincare Trends Explained

With users issuing advice on how to alleviate common skincare concerns, TikTok is giving rise to a multitude of innovative skincare hacks. Here to separate the fact from the fiction, three viral skincare trends are explained…

TIKTOK HACK #1: ANTI-DANDRUFF SHAMPOO TREATS “FUNGAL ACNE”

Citing anti-dandruff shampoo as an inadvertent cure to fungal acne, TikTok users are suggesting applying the hair product as a face mask to help clear the condition.

Fact or fiction?

Fungal acne is often indicated by red bumpy pimples, and anti-fungal ingredients in skincare and haircare properties are commonly used to tackle the issue. So it is technically fact, but you’re much better off choosing specifically targeted skincare products rather than opting for a shampoo, which may not be suitable for the more sensitive skin on your face.

Look out for ingredients such as AHA and BHA exfoliators and salicylic and glycolic acid to properly clean and exfoliate skin and avoid using oils and rewearing face masks without washing them.

You should try:

The Priori Active Cleanser Q+Sod Fx210 

TIKTOK HACK #2: “OIL PLUGGING” OR “SKIN GRITTING” REMOVES BLACKHEADS

The new trend consists of massaging oil on your skin for 10 minutes to dislodge clogged pores and blackheads.

Fact or Fiction?

Fact! Massaging skin is always a great idea, and if you’re splashing out on expensive facial oils you may as well make the best of them and make your application into a ritual.

TIKTOK HACK #3: THE AT-HOME ALOE VERA MASK IS A SKIN SAVIOUR

Championing the healing properties of the medicinal plant, this DIY TikTok skincare hack involves applying pure aloe vera all over the face in the hope that it will alleviate acne, dryness and irritation. 

Fact or fiction?

Fact! Studies have shown that aloe vera can effectively treat burns, psoriasis, inflammation, dry skin, cuts and cold sores. You can read more about aloe vera and dermatology here.

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One Response to “TikTok Skincare Hacks: Fact or Fiction? Viral Skincare Trends Explained”

  1. Acne Treatment

    Thanks for proving us with such useful skincare hacks. These hacks helped me a lot to get clean & clear skin, especially in summer. Thanks for your guidance.

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