Skip these beauty trends
You shouldn’t have to suffer to look good. Certain beauty treatments could even go beyond painful and into territory where they might actually cause you serious harm. Stay safe and avoid these beauty trends and treatments that experts warn against. Check out these inexpensive beauty tricks only stylists know.
Using waist trainers to achieve a slim midsection
This trend involves wearing a corset-like bodice for several hours of the day for extended periods of time to achieve an hourglass shape. The issue with this perceived figure-slimming fix, however, is the potential health damages that can arise from its use, according to nurse, Grace Anglin. “Consider how tight this garment feels on your skin when you put it on; then imagine how it makes your internal organs feel,” she says. “Squeezing your organs together and decreasing the available internal space they have is not a good thing.”
Attempting to remove a mole at home
Most of us have moles and, yes, they’re pesky and annoying, but if you’re hoping to remove a mole, seek the assistance of a board-certified dermatologist, and never, ever attempt to DIY it. “I’ve seen people with red sores all over their body where they tried to use eggplant extract or some other herbal online remedy to remove their own moles,” says dermatologist, Dr Anna Guanche. “The result is they’re all scarred up – oftentimes permanently.” Another reason to seek out a professional? Your dermatologist can have the mole tested to make sure it’s not cancerous.