TikTok can be great for some trends, like that whipped coffee craze and learning the latest dances. But not all the beauty tips shared there are keepers and dermatologist Dr. Muneeb Shah says these may even do more harm than good.
● DIY Microneedling – It’s the process of using a “microneedler” or “dermaroller” to create teeny tiny holes on the surface of the skin, which signal the body to go into repair mode, promoting new collagen and elastin growth which improves the texture and tone of skin. Some TikTokers share techniques for DIYing it, but Dr. Shah says, “Home microneedling is a terrible idea for most people!” Poking tiny holes in your face can lead to irritation, allergy and infection, so he advises saving this procedure for the spa or dermatologist.
● Coffee grounds face scrubs – Some beauty seekers are using their coffee grounds as a DIY scrub