5 Viral Skincare Hacks That Actually Work
Speaking on TODAY, Dr. Sheila Farhang discusses five viral skincare hacks that actually work, while debunking online noise that isn’t actually beneficial!
1. Dandruff shampoo hack
The first hack involves using dandruff shampoo for facial seborrheic dermatitis, which is red and flaky areas affecting the beard in men.
The anti-inflammatory shampoos help decrease yeast overgrowth and oiliness, improving the condition when used a couple of times a week.
2. Sandwich method
The second hack, known as the sandwich method for retinol, aims to make the use of retinol products gentler.
By applying a light layer of moisturizer before retinol, the barrier created reduces the absorption of retinol, making it more tolerable for the skin.
3. Green tea
Next, green tea is highlighted for its anti-inflammatory properties, which can help calm acne.
Applying a cooled green tea bag to a pimple multiple times a day can be effective in reducing inflammation.
Another popular hack called "slugging" involves using an ointment, such as Vaseline or coconut oil, over skincare products overnight.
This method helps lock in moisture and is especially beneficial for dry cuticles and hair.
For hair, you can apply coconut oil on the lengths then wrap it with a headband and socks before bed to prevent oily pillowcases.
Lastly, oatmeal, recommended by dermatologists for its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and moisturizing properties, can be made into a paste to create a calming DIY mask.
Oatmeal baths are also suggested for babies with eczema.
Viral skincare hacks that actually work
Dr. Sheila emphasizes the importance of maintaining cleanliness and doing these DIY treatments only occasionally to avoid overdoing it.
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- Dandruff shampoo
- Green tea
- Coconut oil
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