These are the TikTok and Instagram beauty myths, “tips” and misconceptions the experts wish we’d all ignore.
Most of us have discovered a favorite moisturizer or learned a new makeup remover trick from social media at some point. And there’s nothing wrong with that: These platforms have given wider audiences access to trusted product experts and reviewers, which are supposed to make skin care information ubiquitous. more widely than ever. But along with tons of legit information and really helpful, safe and effective tips, short-form videos, click-bait conversion posts, and infographics abound on Instagram and TikTok as well. misinformation arises.
Some beauty myths seem to be really popular on social media, whether it’s because of scare tactics, outrageous editing, or simply the repetition of inaccurate information, misleading or misleading. After all, there is no validation checker that filters through all the content that floods your feed.
That’s why we turn to the real experts – dermatologists! – people who not only go through years of training, but also rely on the latest scientific research and real facts to do their job every day. Before that, nine different board-certified derms shared beauty myths on TikTok and Instagram, “tips,” and misconceptions they really wish we all would ignore. Allow them to set the record in no time (and keep you from being tempted to scrub your face with coffee grounds – rightly so).
THEORY: SILICONES – OFTEN FINDED IN MAKING PRIMER, FOUNDATION, MOISTURIZER, SUNSCREEN AND HAIR PRODUCTS FOR THEIR FLEXIBLE TEXTILE PRODUCTS AND ALSO BECAUSE THEIR BEAUTY AND BEAUTY MEDIA – SKIN AND SMOOTHER.
Fact: “Many ‘oil-free’ moisturizers are silicone-based and very safe to use, even for acne-prone skin. dimethicone [a silicone] ‘is suitable for acne and sensitive patients. sensitization because it is hypoallergenic and hypoallergenic.’ Silicones are also great at ensuring even product spread, and we believe they’re essential in applying sunscreen.” – Dr. Loretta Ciraldo, Miami-based board-certified dermatologist and skin care founder Dr. Loretta
THEORY: YOU CAN CHANGE OR LIGHT OUT WITH THE SUN (A NOTE POPULARLY IN GWYNETH PALTROW’s PARTICIPATION IN A VIDEO SHARING HER BEAUTY WAY TO VOGUE.)
Fact: “Contouring or highlighting with sunscreen is a bad idea because you need to apply an SPF sunscreen that’s suitable for all skin types. Most people only apply 25 to 50 percent of the recommended amount of sunscreen. Recommended. spray bottle, apply until it appears even on the skin. That’s the amount you need to apply to achieve the advertised SPF. And this should be evenly applied over the entire surface. Remember there is no spray. so-called healthy tan – a tan is a defense mechanism that kicks in when your DNA is damaged.” -NS. Hadley King, New York City-based board-certified dermatologist in the Department of Daytime Dermatology & Cosmetology and Clinical Lecturer in Dermatology at Weill College of Medicine at Cornell University
FOREWORD: RESULTS OF WEIGHT LOSS, FREQUENCY HAPPENS AFTER USE OF THE PRODUCT ONE TIME.
Fact: “You’ll probably see benefits from any skin care product before three weeks of use, but many people can take up to six weeks of continuous use to see results. These TikToks go viral. because we’re all looking for a solution, but that’s not the reality.Slow and consistent is always the answer to skin care – and some results take a process to achieve. okay.” -NS. Elyse Love, New York City-based certified dermatologist at Spring Street Dermatology and GlamDerm Gramercy
THEORY: NATURAL SKIN CARE IS ‘BETTER’.
Fact: “Many brands are using marketing terms like ‘clean’, ‘organic’ or ‘chemical free.’ These terms generally refer to products that are free of parabens, fragrances, sulfates, phthalates, and dyes, however, there is no FDA-administered definition for any of these terms and is ‘clean’ for with a brand that looks very different from ‘clean’. In fact, the term ‘organic’ is only defined by the USDA because it refers to plants. Most products contain ingredients. botanical ingredients that one hopes to be responsibly sourced. In fact, these products are not necessarily more effective or safer than traditional skin care. All contain chemicals – even water is a chemical. Next time you consider buying a product because it’s ‘all natural’, remember that poison ivy is poisonous.