You may think that TikTok, the social media platform that’s popular with Gen Z, doesn’t have content that’s relevant to you. However, it’s full of clever, creative beauty hacks that work for women of any age. We’ve gathered five viral TikTok beauty hacks that can help you solve your most aggravating beauty issues. Most importantly, these tips will help you feel confident, so you can feel beautiful from the inside out.
Thinning Hair? Reverse it with “slugging.”
The latest trend in boosting hair health, “slugging” involves saturating the scalp with a nourishing oil and leaving it on overnight. To spur growth, try it using grapeseed oil. Its polyphenols, linolenic acid, and vitamin E increase blood flow to the scalp to put follicles in an active growth phase and fortify roots to thwart shedding.
■TRY IT! Massage 2 tablespoons of warm grapeseed oil onto the scalp, cover with a shower cap, and wash with shampoo in the morning.
Nail ridges? Mask them with a “glazed” mani.
A quick scroll through beauty TikToks and you’ll be inundated with “donut-glazed” everything. Why it works for nails? Painting them the shimmery white hue that resembles the donut icing reflects light onto nails to camouflage ridges.
Double chin? Slim it with “tantouring.”
This camera-ready technique visible on TikTok feeds uses self-tanner to create a shadow that makes a double chin recede.
Forehead lines? Smooth them with “face taping.”
The modern spin on the “facelift” tape trick abuzz on TikTok? Applying sticky patches, like Frownies Forehead and Between Eyes Wrinkle Patches, onto the forehead before bed. It holds skin and muscles taut overnight to limit forehead movement, while “ironing out” deeper-set creases.
Rough patches? This softens them stat.
To rehydrate super-dry skin, women on TikTok are applying body lotion onto damp skin immediately after showering. This viral technique known as “wet skincare” allows the hydrating ingredients to better penetrate skin since pores are most open post-shower, locking moisture deep into skin’s layers to alleviate the parched patches. Tip: Apply moisturizer to your face immediately after cleansing for a glowy, hydrated complexion.
Viral makeup hacks that take 10 years off instantly:
To “lift” lids: Dot a concealer stick near the eye’s inner corner, then use it to draw a line connecting the eye’s outer corner and the temple; blend with a makeup sponge. The line pulls focus up to optically lift eyes.
To thicken lashes: Sweep a light coat of mascara onto lashes, then use an eyeshadow brush to coat lashes with a small amount of translucent or baby powder. Finish with a second coat of mascara. The powder instantly bulks up sparse lashes.
To plump lips: Apply a lip liner (in a hue that’s the natural color of your lips) slightly outside the lip line; fill in lips with the liner, then apply clear gloss. “Overlining” lips makes them appear larger, and the gloss’ sheen reflects light for a more voluminous look.