Terrible Beauty Tips You Should Ignore


If you are a beauty enthusiast like me, then you will constantly be on the lookout for new tips and tricks you can incorporate into your daily beauty and skin routine. However, now that there are millions of bloggers out there, it can be difficult to figure out who you should listen to and who you can ignore. To help you out, here are some very common beauty tips that you can ignore if you ever see a beauty blogger mention them.

Bold Blusher Shades Aren’t Trending

You’ll find thousands of beauty tips on the internet, many of which claim to be the latest fashion trends. One, that has been going around lately, is that deeper blusher shades are coming back into fashion, but thas just isn’t the case! Unless you want to look like you stepped straight out of the 1980s, it is a good idea to stay away from dark blushers and, instead, opt for shades that are close to your natural skin tone. If you want to try and sculpt your cheek, try and use transitional shades rather than just the one darker shade.

You Need to Use Anti-Aging Creams Already 

There are loads of crazy anti aging treatments out there, so it can often seem like the safest bet when it comes to anti-aging is that you should stick to skin creams that have anti-aging benefits. However, it can actually be counterproductive to use these specific anti-aging lotions and creams if you are still in your twenties. Lots of these creams contain retinol, which can actually kick-start the aging process, if you use it too early. So don’t apply any of these creams until you are at least thirty and stick to moisturizing lotions.

Don’t Wash Your Face More Than Once

There are lots of beauty bloggers out there who claim that washing and cleansing your face more than once a day can cause lots of irritation, dry skin and can even result in wrinkles and age lines. However, this tip can be ignored. In fact, washing your face at the end of the day helps to make sure you take off your makeup completely before getting into bed. This way, you won’t ever wake up with spots and blotchy skin! Although, it is true that you should always use a soft towel when drying your skin and not rub it too hard!

Eggs Can Brighten Dull Hair

There is an old wive’s tale that has been going around for years that states applying eggs to your hair can help to brighten it up if it is quite dull. But don’t worry, you don’t have to pile on lots of sticky egg onto your head as this tip simply isn’t true! The best way to keep your hair as bright as possible is to keep it well maintained. That means washing it regularly, but not too often, and not going over the top when it comes to styling and heating! If you do want to make your hair a touch brighter than usual, you can always use a natural dye.

Use Baking Soda as a Exfoliator

The most mind blowing beauty advice I've ever seen online. Much like bar soap, baking soda has high pH, which means it's alkaline and absolutely shouldn't go on your face as it will disturb the natural pH of your skin.

So, as you can see, you shouldn’t believe everything that you read online. Especially when it comes to beauty tips and tricks!


Disclosure: This is a collaborative post.

12 comments

  1. I used to use egg for my hair long time ago although it was quite messy it gave good results. Another ingredient for hair I used was coconut oil, which is very good.

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    1. Really? I think it doesn't make much difference! I do like using oils, but egg is kinda odd! :D

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  2. I have never used anti-aging creams and I'm 30! I honestly don't plan on starting now! Moisturiser will just have to do! As for the egg in hair not sure about brightening but it does moisturise well - it is in a few hair conditioning masks for afro hair so I guess it depends on what type of hair you have!
    Nice post x

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    1. It might help, but I'm not sure if it's any better than products that are easier to use such as oils. :)

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  3. I see youtubers/bloggers as young as 12 piling on anti-aging creams to 'protect' against wrinkles which just makes me cringe like noooo just use a little coconut oil and you're all set. I know egg can be quite moisturising when mixed with avocado and some oils but it's mainly for curly hair types!
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    1. Wow, really?? I think the fact that we "need" to start using anti-aging creams as soon as we turn 18, is probably all made up by companies to make us buy their creams haha. And apparently it works :/

      I could never imagine putting egg in my hair, haha.

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  4. Guess i'm ok to start with the anti-aging creams then as I turn 30 this year. Don't feel so bad now though for not starting before!
    Amy at Amy & More

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    1. Anti-aging creams definitely aren't as necessary as the companies claim them to be! :)

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  5. The baking soda one is a pet peeve of mine. It's just everywhere and it's not at all good for the skin! I've been really glad to see a lot of companies marketing a more gentle, hydrating approach to skin care so hopefully the dodgy advice will eventually die down.

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    1. I know right, I can't believe how many people and websites I see recommending baking soda these days! If they knew anything about skin care, they wouldn't recommend stuff like that...

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  6. Reading thus and some people's comments on here actually helps me a lot! Very informative post I like it :)

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