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Dangerous TikTok Beauty Trends

If you're not on TikTok, you're missing out. TikTok is the hottest new social media platform, where users spend an average of 52 minutes a day. But it's not all fun and games - there are also some dangers to using TikTok.

Andrea Seraina Author
Andrea Seraina
Dental Content Specialist
20.01.20234 min. reading time
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We all love a good beauty trend, but some of the trends shared on TikTok are definitely not worth trying at home. From using fruit as skincare to trying out sunburn art, there are some dangerous trends that can have serious consequences for your health. So before you hit the record button, you should know the most dangerous TikTok beauty trends.

Tooth Challenges

A dangerous beauty trend on TikTok that is becoming increasingly popular is tooth challenges. These challenges can lead to serious dental problems and even permanent damage to the teeth.

One of these challenges is the "Eraser Challenge". In this challenge, tooth enamel is eroded by rubbing it with an eraser. The friction of the eraser can wear away the protective layer of enamel, leaving teeth vulnerable to decay, sensitivity and discolouration.

Another tooth challenge on TikTok is the "Veneer Challenge". This challenge involves using a nail file or other grinding tool to shape the teeth into a specific shape, which is often pointed or square. This can cause severe damage to the teeth, including cracking, chipping and even tooth loss. Learn more about real veneers in this blog post.

A dangerous TikTok beauty trend to avoid is #teethwhitening. This beauty trend uses harsh chemicals like hydrogen peroxide to lighten teeth from their natural colour. Although it may seem like a good idea to get whiter teeth in an instant, this beauty trend can have serious consequences. If you use our Alpine White products, you can easily forgo this trend and whiten your teeth without worry. Also, follow us on our TikTok channel to see sensible videos.

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The Kylie Jenner Challenge

The Kylie Jenner Challenge is a crazy trend that has caused a stir on the internet. It's a strange method of trying to get bigger lips - by using a shot glass or small vessel and sucking in air to create an unnatural suction. Sounds dangerous, doesn't it? Yes, this type of challenge is incredibly dangerous and can cause permanent damage. In some cases, people have even had to have surgery due to swelling and bruising. Even if it looks like fun and games, it's not worth risking your health for Likes on TikTok. Stick to tried and tested methods to get fuller lips - otherwise, you could get yourself into more trouble than you bargained for.

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"DIY" dermaplaning

Dermaplaning is a form of exfoliation that uses a scalpel or blade to remove dead skin cells and fine hairs from the face. It is a popular treatment that is usually performed by a licensed beautician or dermatologist, but recently a trend has emerged on TikTok where people are trying to do it themselves at home.

In this trend, known as "DIY dermaplaning", the top layer of skin and hair is scraped off at home with a scalpel or razor. This can be dangerous as it can cause cuts, irritation and even scarring. In addition, dermaplaning requires a certain amount of skill and knowledge, which requires special training.

Furthermore, DIY dermaplaning can lead to increased hair growth, as the hair can grow back thicker and darker. Dermaplaning is also not recommended for people with acne or active breakouts, as it can cause irritation and spread bacteria.

In conclusion, dermaplaning is a popular treatment that can offer many benefits, but it is important to remember that it should only be performed by a licensed professional. Attempting to do it yourself at home is dangerous and can harm your skin. If you would like to try dermaplaning, consult a registered beautician or dermatologist who can guide you through the procedure and ensure it is done safely and correctly.

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Birdbox Challenge

Another dangerous beauty challenge on TikTok is the "Bird Box Challenge". This challenge involves applying make-up blindfolded, in reference to the Netflix movie "Bird Box". This is not only dangerous because you can't see what you're doing, but it can also lead to accidents, such as poking yourself in the eye with a make-up brush.

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The TikTok "blackhead challenge"

The "blackhead challenge" is another dangerous beauty trend on TikTok. This challenge involves removing blackheads with a needle or pen, which can lead to infections and scars. Instead of trying this challenge, it is best to stick to professional methods or use skincare products specifically designed to remove blackheads.

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