7 Pinterest beauty hacks that are actually dangerous
Don’t get us wrong, we love a good beauty hack. Some ideas are genius and you can get amazing results.
But sometimes you can take a hack too far, and it can go seriously wrong.
Here, we’ve rounded up seven Pinterest beauty DIYs that are actually DON’TS.
It’s true that some foods can be used for beauty products (think avocado, banana and egg whites), but a chocolate biscuit is not one of them. Crumbs will irritate your eye and could seriously scratch your retina. We recommend you stick to eating them!
All we can say is there’s a reason for the safety warning on glow sticks about avoiding contact with your skin. Steer clear at all costs.
While many beauty products contain vitamin C, it’s combined with other substances and has been tested thoroughly. Applying lemon juice directly on your skin can cause irritation.
While kitty litter contains clay moisture-absorbing properties, it also contains other chemicals which should not be used on your skin. Some things should only be used for their original purpose! Stick to store-bought clay-based masks, or at a pinch, make your own with oatmeal and water.
Wait ‘til you try to remove it! And while it’s meant to remove blackheads from your skin, it could actually make the situation a lot worse.
The fibres in magic erasers are too abrasive for your skin, and will result in irritation or abrasions. Save it for your dirty walls.
Apart from looking harsh, the chemicals in Sharpies should never come anywhere near the delicate skin around your eyes. You’ll also find that it’s difficult to remove!
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