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8 Trendy Beauty Tips That Don't Actually Work

Written by Grace & Silas
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There are so many beauty tips and tricks that people tell us to do if want to be beautiful and attractive. But unfortunately, not all of these ideas work that great. And some of these home beauty treatments can even make your break out or make your skin dry

So to make your life a bit easier, I’ve gathered a list of beauty hacks that don’t work very well or at all. These are ideas that you need to skip if you read about them on the internet. So check them out and let me know if you have any beauty tips that turned out to be duds!

Applying Toothpaste to Pimples

We all know how hard it can be to clear your skin. But applying some toothpaste on it won’t work, it’ll just worsen the situation. It can actually irritate your skin and because it has menthol, it’ll dry out your skin and leave an acne scar. So ditch this idea and treat your pimples with a dab of acne cream and keep your pores free of dirt.

Not Moisturizing Your Oily Skin

Even if you have oily skin, you can still be benefited from using moisturizer. When your skin feels dry, it tends to secrete more oils which can actually cause more breakouts. So, the best way to treat your oily skin is to use non-comedogenic moisturizers. This will control oil productions and won’t clog pores.

Cucumbers For Puffy Eyes

Yes, you read it right. Cucumbers aren’t the best option when it comes to relieving baggy eyes. The only reason why they help is because they cool the eye area down (which reduces puffiness). So in other words, you could simply grab anything from your fridge or freezer and get similar results.

However, I would recommend green tea bags that have been wetted and cooled in the fridge. These actually do have a lot of nutrients that could benefit the skin around your eyes.

Using Beer in Your Hair

Promising shinier and thicker hair, pouring some beer into your hair actually has no affect. So skip the beer isle the next time you’re at the store.

Putting Lemons on Your Face

One of the most used and effective home remedies out there are probably lemons. When used for the face, they can brighten up your skin or even help get rid of freckles. However, the acids in lemon juice can damage your skin in the long run. They not only dry your skin out, stripping it of healthy oils, but can also cause irritation.

Exfoliate Everyday

If you’re someone who usually exfoliates every time you cleanse your face, then you might want to stop now. Excessive exfoliation can actually cause micro-tears in your skin, which will make it sensitive, dry, and irritated. Make it a habit to only exfoliates once a month for good results.

Brushing Your Hair a Lot

This tip recommends that you brush your hair with 100 strokes right before you go to bed to make it shiny and strong (it supposedly works the natural oils down from your scalp to the rest of your hair). But excessive brushing will actually strip your hair of natural oils, making your hair more frizzy. So just make sure you’re not overdoing it.

Using Makeup Wipes as an Alternative Actual Cleanser

While makeup wipes are convenient and practical, washing your face with a face wash is still the best option. Especially if you have dry or sensitive skin, you’re more prone to breakouts and irritation when using wipes.


With so many beauty tips and tricks available online, it can be overwhelming to identify which works best and which ones don’t work at all. But thankfully, there are plenty of sources out there debunking these sometimes harmful “tips.” So make sure to always do your research and share with your friends!

Now if you have any questions about these tips and hacks, let me know down below, I’d love to help you out!

And finally, if you want to some actually legit tips, here’s what you need to know on how to look beautiful.

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Silas and Grace always had a passion for travel. So in 2016, they started Chasing Foxes as an independent income source. 4 months after launch, they were making enough money from their blog to travel full-time, and in the past 5 years, they’ve been able to encourage others in their blogging journeys too. Learn more about Silas & Grace.

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