Well-known fact: the Internet lies. Yes, the Internet—even our favorite source of inspiration, Pinterest—lies. It fills our heads with false hope of excellent results from beauty concoctions that cost pennies to make. Don’t be fooled. Scroll through for the nine worst beauty tips on Pinterest!
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Applying Eyeliner to Your Eyelash Curler
There’s no way this works. Even if the eyeliner does transfer some color, we’re throwing the flag on this image.
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DIY Hair Removal With Coffee Grounds and Baking Soda
Given that the results from store-bought hair removal systems are aren’t exactly stellar, don’t expect much from coffee grounds and baking soda (except maybe decent exfoliation).
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Putting Listerine on a Pimple
Yes, alcohol dries out pimples, but it also dries out the healthy, surrounding skin. Leaveoral hygiene products for your mouth only.
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DIY Self-Tanner Using Black Tea
There are several issues here. First, application. You have to make the tea, let it cool, then put it in a spray bottle and spray on five layers. Be ready to dedicate a few hours to sunless tanning. Second, even though some people really like this method, the tan only lasts until you shower. It’s a lot of work with not a lot of payoff. But self-tanners are loaded with chemicals. If you’re looking for a DHA-free self-tanner, try Hylamide’sGlow Radiance Booster ($32).