5 Beauty Products That I Will Never Use Again

I’m not writing this post to bash anything. These are all products that personally did not work for me/I don’t like and the reasons why.

Pore Strips
Everyone, everyone told me that pore strips don’t work and only make your skin worse and did I believe them? Of course not. My generation is all about the quick fix. The fastest way to get rid of your blackheads? Rip them out. The adhesive strips contain chemicals which are terrible for your skin, they damage your pores and they just simply do not work. Plus, they aren’t exactly cheap. A six-pack of Biore, the market leader, costs around £8, which is absolutely disgraceful, for what is essentially paper mache.

20160514_190653

Khol Liner
I used to have naturally watery eyes. So whenever I wore khol liner, it would run and smudge, giving me the Marilyn Manson/Bucky/Panda effect. Then, as I got older, my eyes became dry and so, kohl would irritate them, giving me bright pink eye balls. No matter which brand, my eyes were always irritated. It’s just a solid no from me.

tenor.gif

Scrubs with Microbeads
Microbeads are terrible for the environment. They pollute our oceans and kill sea life. I’ve read dozens of articles that express the horrible effects and about a year ago, I made the decision to stop using them and I haven’t looked back. The biggest culprits of this, I’ve found, are Nivea, Neutrogena and high-end brands such as Clarins. There are many other alternatives to microbeads that we could be using, e.g. salt, sugar, baking powder, natural clay…I could go on.

10108634

Lip Glosses
1. Glossy lips remind me of the sickening scent of 15 girls simultaneously applying the pink Lancome Juicy Tubes in a confined space
2. If I wanted everything I own to stick to my face then I’ll just use glue

tenor

Charcoal
Charcoal is great for super oily skin but contrary to popular belief, it sucks for combination skin. The worst culprit, for me, was Lush’s Coalface Soap. The website and product reviews swore that it would even out my complexion and balance my natural oils. Instead it stripped my skin, giving me unbelievable dry patches, as well as an overly greasy t-zone. It does smell gorgeous though.

233

Wax Strips
Can you say agony? I did this once, ONCE and never again. At home waxing was literally the most painful thing I’ve ever experienced in my life. It’s worse than tattoos, piercings, surgery, anything. I bought a packet of Veet waxing strips, the kind you rub together to heat up and then apply to the area. The sensitive kind, just in case. For my first foray into the world of waxing, I went whole hog and slapped that strip onto my leg. I followed the instructions to a tee and ripped it off. Even thinking about it now makes me cringe. It removed no hair at all, but did take off a thin layer of skin and made me cry. So no thanks, Veet, I’ll stick to razors.

0202242_l

logo

Advertisements

2 responses to “5 Beauty Products That I Will Never Use Again

  1. There is one Neutrugena scrub, with the orange packaging, without microbeads I think, but I’m still not a fan though 😀 And the strips, very odd they didn’t work.

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s