TikTok Made Me Buy It: The Viral Body Care Hacks That ACTUALLY Work

Tik Tok Viral Body Care Hacks

Scrolling through TikTok, you’ve probably seen countless beauty hacks promising instant results. But when it comes to body care, are they too good to be true?

 

We put some of the most popular hacks to the test, consulting with dermatologists to separate fact from fiction. Here’s the lowdown on the viral body care hacks that actually deliver!

 

 

1. The Slug Life

 

The “slugging” trend involves layering a thick coat of petroleum jelly on damp skin overnight. While derms advise against using petroleum jelly on your face due to potential clogging, dermatologist Dr. Alicia Green gives a thumbs up to slugging your body.

 

“Petroleum jelly is an excellent occlusive, meaning it traps moisture in the skin,” she explains. “This can be incredibly helpful for dry, dehydrated skin, especially on areas like elbows, knees, and feet.”

 

How to do it: After showering, pat your skin damp but not dripping. Apply a generous layer of petroleum jelly, focusing on dry areas. Wash it off in the morning.

 

 

2. The Micellar Water Mani

 

This hack claims micellar water can remove stubborn self-tanner. We consulted dermatologist Dr. David Jones, who says, “Micellar water can be mildly effective at removing a light self-tanner, but it won’t work miracles.”

 

For a deeper clean, he recommends an exfoliating scrub or a product specifically designed for self-tanner removal.

 

 

3. The Brown Sugar Scrub

 

Brown sugar is a natural humectant, meaning it attracts moisture. This TikTok hack combines brown sugar with olive oil for a DIY body scrub. While Dr. Green says it can be slightly exfoliating and hydrating, she warns against using it on sensitive skin or over-exfoliating.

 

Dr. Green’s recommendation: Combine brown sugar with a carrier oil like coconut or almond oil and massage gently onto damp skin. Rinse thoroughly and follow with a moisturizer.

 

 

4. The Cold Spoon Trick

 

Puffy under-eyes are a common concern, and this hack suggests using a chilled spoon to reduce puffiness. Dermatologist Dr. Sarah Li agrees that the cold temperature can help constrict blood vessels and temporarily reduce puffiness.

 

How to do it: Chill two spoons in the refrigerator for 15 minutes. Gently press the cold backs of the spoons against your under-eye area for a few minutes.

 

 

5. The Gua Sha Glow Up

 

Gua Sha massage

 

 

Gua Sha is a traditional Chinese medicine technique using a flat stone to massage the face. This TikTok trend has some merit according to Dr. Li. “Gua Sha massage can improve lymphatic drainage, which may help reduce puffiness and promote circulation,” she explains.

 

However, she advises using a gentle touch and a lubricating oil to avoid irritation.

 

 

Watch also: Gua Sha For Beginners – Follow Along Tutorial

 

 

 

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