3 Beauty Hacks You Should Never Try

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In the realm of beauty hacks, there’s a fine line between useful and absurd. While easily accessible, these homemade remedies can sometimes cause more harm than good. Learn more about them and their alternatives here!

Mouthwash for Dandruff

The Myth:

Some claim that the ingredients in mouthwash (menthol, eucalyptol, and methyl salicylate) are great for getting rid of dandruff, but according to experts, it’s not true in the slightest. In fact, they might even worsen symptoms because of the alcohol content, drying out the scalp’s skin barrier. Color-treated hair could also be affected.

The Alternative:

The most effective way of treating dandruff is with a clinically proven shampoo-and-conditioner regiment. Products like Neutrogena’s 2-in-1 Dandruff Shampoo Plus Conditioner help to keep dandruff in check while being easy to use. Either way, it much better for your hair than mouthwash.

Garlic for Pimples

The Myth:

While garlic does have anti-inflammatory properties, helping to reduce pimple size, it will leave you smelling like an Italian restaurant. There are much better ways to keep your skin clear, with less of the smell.

The Alternative:

Over-the-counter products are pretty effective in treating normal acne, but keeping them from appearing in the first place is simple. Apart from washing your face regularly, there are many choices in terms of remedies, and one such is Sloane Inc’s Ice Souffle Cleanser S2.1. It removes debris and dead skin cells, easily dissolving makeup to prevent acne from rearing its ugly head.

Deodorant for Shine

The Myth:

Deodorant can actually worsen the condition of your skin. Antiperspirants work by blocking your sweat glands from producing wetness, but they don’t do anything for oil-producing cells. Pores can get congested, leading to worse problems than a shiny face.

The Alternative:

Facial blotters and il-absorbing primers are what you really need. Take Laura Mercier’s ‘Secret Finish’ Mattifying Gel, for example. It absorbs facial oil without blocking the pores, and as it’s name implies it does, mattifying the skin on contact for that shine-free look.

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