A dermatologist is cautioning the beauty community against adopting a new TikTok trend that sees users putting calamine lotion on their faces as makeup primer.
Depending on your view of TikTok, it may not be so surprising to hear that its trends have a tendency to clash with what the medical community considers safe or practical. But while the most extreme cases like the short-lived "scalp popping" craze have doctors stressing that even attempting the trend is unacceptably dangerous, most others are just generally not considered good ideas.
For instance, doctors advised that sticking garlic up your nose to clear your sinuses does more harm than good. And while they agreed that rubbing a whisk on hickeys does actually get rid of them, they were split on whether it's safe to do so.
Much like the garlic example, the trend we'll looking at today doesn't exactly has life-threatening implications for those who do decide to try it. But one dermatologist is cautioning beauty TikTokers that the latest makeup trend sweeping the platform could be a false friend.