Here Are Viral Skincare Hacks From TikTok to Upgrade Your Routine
Here’s to maximizing skincare products through newfound beauty hacks
The endless blackhole of TikTok has become a saving grace for many in quarantine where days just seem to overlap with one another. The video-sharing social networking service is a treasure trove of beauty trends, recommendations and hacks. With many “skincare specialists” and beauty enthusiasts taking a deep dive into the nitty-gritty of all things beauty, consuming information using the short-form video-sharing app has never been easier.
Whether you’re looking to cut down and simplify your routine with a multi-purpose product or learning how to mix an assortment of skincare items without ruining your skin, it’s all here. There is an abundance of skincare hacks on TikTok; best of all, you don’t actually need to buy any new products or tools!
Use ice on pimples to soothe them
On her Vogue Beauty Secrets video, new mom Gigi Hadid infamously shared that she uses toothpaste to dry out her pimples—like many of us pre-acne patches and drying lotions. For New York-based esthetician and make-up artist, Tiara Willis, she uses an ice cube wrapped in a paper towel or plastic bag to deal with skin inflammation. Do this for a minute or two, then finish off with your go-to acne treatment. The Wonder team’s a fan of the bestselling Oxecure Acne Lotion!
P.S. Face icing is a thing! Ice stimulates circulation and adds a natural flush to the face while also tightening pores.
@makeupforwocthe only DIY skincare I approve of♬ original sound – Tiara Willis
Switch your detergent to help with maskne
The occasional maskne may be inevitable, but there’s one hack you may not have considered to curb it. According to Willis, it helps to swap the laundry detergent you’re using to clean your masks. Many are formulated with fragrance, which is a common skin irritant. She highly recommends switching to a more sensitive skin-friendly or dermatologist-approved variant to help prevent pesky breakouts.
@makeupforwocReply to @hotgirlmegstan300♬ original sound – Tiara Willis
Apply skincare products to damp skin
You might want to hold off using a towel to dry your face post-cleanse. Maximize the effects of your skincare products by applying them on damp (not wet!) skin. Board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Angelo Landriscina AKA Skinfather, believes this is one of the biggest mistakes people make that could easily downgrade one’s routine.
@dermangeloDon’t make this mistake! #skincare #dermatologist #Spooktember #dermatology #skincaretips♬ Up Beat (Married Life) – Kenyi
Tone your face using your fingers
Don’t have a fancy face roller or a gua sha? No problem! According to The Body Clinic Skin Care, a popular esthetician on TikTok, you can DIY your own anti-aging massage by using your fingers and doing a few face exercises. In the long run, it boosts circulation and gives skin a slight lifting effect.
@thebodyclinicskincare#aesthetician #skintips #blueeyes #eyes #licensedesthetician #facemassage #skincareroutine♬ Banana (feat. Shaggy) [DJ FLe – Minisiren Remix] – Conkarah
Warm your hands to absorb products
Here’s a 15-second hack for you! For skinfluencer Young Yuh, warming your hands right after product application is an effective way to help with absorption and to boost circulation in your face. How? Just rub your hands together and gently press onto skin!
@yayayayoungSkincare Hack: Warm Hands For Absorption! #absorption #warmhands #skintechnique #learnontiktok #tiktokpartner♬ Hutchinson – Clutch
Here’s to maximizing your skincare products through newfound beauty hacks. Thank you, TikTok!
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