Some beauty tips seem so well known that we tend to believe they are true because basically everyone knows them. In case you decide to try any of them yourself, you may come to the conclusion that the trick just doesn’t work, and might even do some damage that might leave you wondering how you ever thought of it in the first place.

To help your skin get rid of some future conditions, we have put together this list of tips that might not turn out the way you hoped.

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

Everyone has seen skincare routines on the internet that require 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 there’s no need to add layers and layers of the product since 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, as toothpaste has some drying ingredients, like baking soda, that may help the pimple to shrink a bit, but it’s not worth it.

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

People with oily skin don’t need to use moisturizer.


If you have oily skin, you may think that you really need a product to dry it out instead of making it oily. In fact, moisturizers serve to retain water in the outer layer of the skin to keep it hydrated, rather than adding more water.

With that in mind, if you have oily skin, you might want to invest in “oil-free” or “non-comedogenic” products that are less likely to clog pores, since hydration isn’t just about oil and fat-based products.

You should shave against the grain.

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 pimples. That said, the best and safest option is to go with the flow.

Butter heals burns.

When you put something greasy on a burn like butter, it slows down the release of heat from the skin, which is actually a bad thing since heat is retained.

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

Have you ever tried any of these hacks? What were the end results? We would like to know in the comments.

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