From foundation bubbly to red nail theory, the TikTok creator walks you through the trends.
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How many times this year have you asked yourself, “What the heck is going on on TikTok?” samePopular internet fads like turning vaginal fluids into fragrance and foundation lathers have gone viral this year. The truth is that TikTok has become the platform for judging whether a trend is good, bad, or just plain weird.
To be clear, not all trends spawned from TikTok are bad. In fact, some hacks are actually dermatologist-approved. Like skincycling, that TikTok has more than 3.5 billion views of him on the platform and was created by New York City-based dermatologist Dr. Whitney Bowe. A particular problem with his TikTok trend is when misinformation spreads like wildfire, such as how to perform surgery at home or how to use menstrual blood in potentially harmful ways. And often the roots of trends come from popular creators who are not qualified to discuss these topics. It can lead to complications such as Trying new things is great, but doing the right research and relying on professional experts is just as important. Especially when it comes to caring for the body’s largest organ, the skin, here he looks back at his beauty trends on TikTok for the past year. There are things we love and things we couldn’t live without.
Are red nails on the rise these days? No, not by chance. TikTok has resurfaced the “red nail theory”, a philosophy that women with red nails attract more men.A 2008 study by Journal of Personality and Social Psychology We’ve found that the bold crimson color actually increases a man’s attraction to women. Red is a great color to make you feel like a boss, whether you wear it on your nails or on your lips.
Skin cycling is the process of using a product’s active ingredients on a specific day followed by a “rest day” where you do not incorporate active ingredients into your routine. The purpose of this technology is to prevent the skin barrier from being exposed to active ingredients that can lead to over exfoliation and irritation.This trend is not on his TikToker, which has millions of followers. , created by Dr. Whitney Bowe, a board-certified dermatologist.
Hailey Bieber TRUE I like to associate food with beauty. TikTokers immediately liked her “glazed donut her nails” in addition to her glazed skin look. Why not try this trend yourself this holiday season? Use OPI’s Chrome Effect Top Coat over your favorite color.
Leave it to TikTok to take something that’s been around for generations in the black community and give it a new name. This shouldn’t be called a “trend” because lathering petroleum jelly on your face is a practice passed down for generations within black culture.
Cryofacials, highly researched skincare practices that incorporate cryotherapy at specific temperatures to tighten the skin, are not a new concept. But TikTok has launched the trend of immersing your face in ice water as a multifaceted treatment to try at home.TikTokers claim it brightens skin, reduces puffiness, soothes irritation, and eases anxiety. Did. Trying this trend in a home without water temperature control can be very harmful and irritating to the skin. Cryotherapy is the safest option, although expensive. Alternatively, consider using a freeze-freeze tool, a more cost-effective alternative.
Here we describe a strange trend. Enter “vabbing”. This involves patting the vagina and using those vaginal fluids as a perfume to attract potential partners. Thankfully, the OB/GYN looked into it and declared this practice unsafe. If you’re looking for a signature scent, try blending essential oils or layering fragrances you already have in your collection. Anything but chatting is welcome.
Claiming the micronutrients and stem cells in menstrual blood have skin benefits, TikTok took extreme self-care when users turned menstrual blood into DIY face masks. Those who tried it said they felt more connected to themselves. Honestly, if you want a good face mask loaded with healthy stem cells that actually benefit your skin, go for Augustinus Bader. Please splurge on. Other than that, period blood is no big deal.
One thing about TikTok is that creators encourage often futile beauty behaviors like soaking foundation in water and blending it to remove excess oil for a more hydrated, long-lasting finish. warned that the thin, liquefied texture makes the process a little messy. But we can’t help but wonder this: Why not buy a good water-based foundation?
Apparently, it’s cool to look cold now? The latest cold-girl makeup trend that hijacked everyone’s timeline at the turn of the season is to apply highly pigmented blush to the cheeks and nose, top with pink lipstick to mimic chapped lips, and highlighter. It’s an overly flushed look done by adding a bit of .cheekbones.
Long before TikTok, makeup enthusiasts have been using products to create the illusion of bigger or taller eyes, but two types of eyes are gaining popularity this year. I made a profit. Siren eyes refer to a sexy and seductive eye shape, dramatically created with dark eyeshadow and winged liner for a narrow cat-eye look. The focus is on curling lashes and ditching winged eyeliner to make your eyes look bigger. However, cosmetics alone were not enough to achieve these eyes, and people began undergoing eye lift surgery to achieve the eye shape permanently. It also triggered the Asian community to speak out about the slanted eye trend that has been around for a long time and is becoming desirable.
This year it was all about aesthetics, but it was problematic because many of the aesthetics that became trendy have been around for decades. The aim was to evoke a minimalist yet sophisticated look with brushed eyebrows and lip gloss. Next was to pair that makeup look with a sleek bun and hoop earrings to fit the “pretty girl” mold. Like most TikTok aesthetics, being a “pretty girl” is a look borrowed from black culture and has been around much longer than TikTok.