Some beauty tips seem so familiar that we tend to believe they are true because basically everyone knows about them. Should you decide to try any of them yourself, you might come to the conclusion that the trick doesn’t work and might even cause some damage that might make you wonder how you came up with it in the first place.

To help your skin get rid of some future conditions, we have prepared this list of tips that might not go as expected.

The Worst Skincare Advice Your Derm Wants You to Stop

Using a lot of different products in a short amount of time

Everyone has seen skincare routines on the internet that call for many different products, for different purposes, all at the same time on the face.

It may seem like you’re taking good care of your skin this way, but you don’t need to add layers and layers of product, as your face can’t absorb it all at once. This can really cause some problems like clogged pores and dryness.

Toothpaste can heal pimples.


This advice may ring true, since toothpaste has some drying ingredients like baking soda that can help shrink the pimple a bit, but it’s not worth it.

Toothpaste is made for teeth, and while it’s very effective at cleaning teeth, it’s too harsh to use on your face as it can cause breakouts.

People with oily skin don’t need to use moisturizer


If you have oily skin, you may find that you actually need a product to dry it out rather than make it oilier. In fact, moisturizers trap water in the outer layer of the skin to keep it hydrated, rather than adding more water.

On second thought, if you have oily skin, you may want to invest in “oil-free” or “non-comedogenic” products that are less likely to clog pores, since moisturizing isn’t just about oil and fat-based products.

You should shave against the grain

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While shaving against the grain can help you get much closer to the skin, it also removes hair before it can be cut, which can lead to more ingrown hairs and bumps.

That being said, the best and safest option is to go with the grain.

Butter heals burns.

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When you put something greasy on a burn like butter, it slows down the release of heat from the skin, which is actually wrong because the heat gets trapped.

The best way to treat it in these cases is using cold water. Ice and freezing water are also too much for the skin and are best avoided as well.

Have you tried any of these tricks yet? What were the final results? We would like to know in the comments.

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