Halloween Special: Scary Skincare Special
With Halloween still lingering in the air, it's time for another edition of scary skincare.
The internet is a fabulous, funny and (sometimes) freaky place!
You have the total wealth of human knowledge at your very fingertips, and then you have people on Tiktok telling you to rub raw potato all over your face to…clean it? I'm still not sure.
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Getting rid of acne by; crushing aspirin or Panadol and applying it to the face, putting baking soda, the age-old toothpaste trick (WHY/HOW IS THIS STILL A THING. STOP IT PEOPLE!) and finally putting a band aid on a pimple to get rid of it…. If anything, this is just bringing up early 2000 Nelly vibes (ft Kelly Roland, of course).
But seriously, it won’t work.
Instead of a band aid try Subi Perfect Pimple Patch. They are made of hydrocolloid and work to reduce your pimple while keeping it protected.
I love a pimple popping/blackhead squeezing video as much as the next person.
But seriously, don’t buy one of those kits and start doing it at home.
If you struggle with blackheads, try something more gentle likeAPLB's Blackout Cleansing Oil. It’s got pore-clearing properties and won’t dry out the skin.
Remember how the Kardashians were spruiking those Celebrity Slim shakes for years and claiming that’s how they achieved their perfect bodies but really it was just hundreds of thousands of dollars of body modification surgery?
Yeh, it’s kind of like that.
Before purchasing, have a look into the ingredients list and, where possible, get insight into the manufacturing process. In the meantime, if you want to start feeling like a celebrity then try Subi Holo Dream Brightening Pore Minimising Mask. It comes in a fun, holo box that shines brighter than most famous people.
As much as I would love to get you involved in a K-Beauty pyramid scheme, we do things above board here at STYLE STORY, unlike certain multi-level marketing skincare companies.
The MLM skincare industry is rife with lawsuits and stories of manipulation and bankruptcy. Our only skincare recommendation for this one is to stay away.
You're terrified already, right?
While clean skincare doesn’t sound scary and certainly won’t do anything scary to your skin it’s more the marketing around it that we find insidious and slightly problematic.
In recent years there has been a huge shift in the market to avoid any ‘chemicals’ at all costs. We will often see ‘toxin free’ when shopping for skincare.
While ‘clean beauty’ is not bad in itself, it’s unnecessary. It creates and propagates a myth that ‘chemicals’ are bad and ‘clean’ is better. The phrasing also suggests that some products are "unclean" or dirty, which simply isn't true.
At the end of the day it’s your skin journey and you need to do what’s right for you (our slogan isn’t Your Style, Your Story for nothing) but shaming people for their skin journey? That’s scary.
"The internet is a fabulous, funny and (sometimes) freaky place! You have the total wealth of human knowledge at your very fingertips, and then you have people on Tiktok telling you to rub raw potato all over your face"- Lauren Lee, Host of the Korean Beauty Show Podcast
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