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TIKTOK'S MOST BEAUTIFYING HACKS, APPARENTLY

A banana skin to exfoliate? A way to plump lips without filler? These are some of the safe, less hazardous hacks touted on TikTok that are fit for millennials too

13.04.2021

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It’s safe to say that we have become somewhat obsessed with TikTok. Over lockdown, it kept our houseplants happy and made our meals more interesting. On several occasions, out of sheer boredom and curiosity, we even adhered to its hair and makeup advice. But all that did was leave us hungry for more. And that’s the story of how we discovered all these TikTok beauty hacks.

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THE BENEFITS OF BANANA SKIN

While the wonder of this woman’s skin is quite possibly due to her genetics, where’s the harm in rubbing a banana peel all over your body and hoping for the best? It’s only going to be discarded anyway! Besides, apparently it gently exfoliates and has antioxidant effects (amongst other things).

@dr.mamina

More skin tips! My mom was so embarrassed. Send her some love! ##learnontiktok ##dermatologist ##tiktokpartner ##edutok ##skincareroutine ##fyp ##foryoupage

♬ original sound - Mamina Turegano, MD

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HOW TO GET RID OF BUMPY SKIN

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Bumpy skin is no one’s best friend, but – according to this dermatologist on TikTok – there is a solution: retinoid, exfoliating acid (he favours lactic acid) and patience. We understand that the latter may be in short supply.

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THE LAZIEST PEDICURE HACK EVER

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If you don’t have time for a professional pedicure, there’s always this.

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HOW TO GET WHITE TEETH NATURALLY

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With lockdown easing, smiling is set to become a lot more commonplace. This would be very pleasing if you weren’t so concerned about the state of your teeth. But – as always – TikTok might be able to help.

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HOW TO APPLY PERFUME PROPERLY

Please stop rubbing your wrists together after applying perfume. And don’t just drench yourself in it – be targeted.

@jackieaina

always remember perfume is best applied to moisturized skin ✨ follow for more beauty and self care tips ##perfumecollector ##fragrancelover

♬ Mint Leaves - Jeff Kaale

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HOW TO PLUMP YOUR LIPS NATURALLY

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Well, it’s worth a try if you’d rather avoid fillers.

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HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN SOAP BROWS

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Soap Brows might have changed your life, but maybe you’re a frugal sort of person who’d rather make their own. Here’s how you do it.

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HOW TO USE ICE CUBES TO IMPROVE YOUR SKIN

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Although this woman’s skin looks luminous (and others seem to swear by it), one dermatologist in the comments states that they don’t recommend this because direct contact with an ice cube can be damaging to the skin. Maybe an iced coffee is the superior morning alarm.

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WHY YOU SHOULDN'T USE JADE ROLLERS ON YOUR FACE

Because jade is a porous material, using a jade roller is – apparently – not the best weapon against blemishes. Any bacteria you have on your face will simply be dispersed to other areas, creating more areas of acne that you certainly didn’t ask for. Rose quartz, however, is a non-porous material and, therefore, an infinitely better material for a roller.

@vanessalee_rn

Your skin deserves better. ##jaderoller ##skintips ##homebeautytips ##beautysecret ##skinfirstmakeupsecond ##acnecheck ##keepingbusy ##beautygurus

♬ original sound - Vanessa Lee

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HOW TO USE HYDROCOLLOID PLASTERS TO GET RID OF SPOTS

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If you enjoy blackhead removal videos, you’ll love this. And, as the holistic plastic surgeon in this TikTok attests, it’s a hack that actually works.

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