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15 of TikTok’s best beauty hacks that have gone viral

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We all know TikTok is the place to go for hacks, and we love the platform and everyone on it for being so forthcoming with their secrets. They are willing to do the hard yards and try all the wild and wacky hacks to give us the good ones. Everyone loves a workaround and we've found a few we feel are worth giving a try at home. If you're looking to add some smoothness and shine to your hair with kitchen appliances that's cool. Maybe you need some organising tips for an early spring clean, which we applaud. Perhaps you want to give yourself a DIY french manicure with your haggard old beauty blender, whatever the occasion, we've found the best TikTok beauty hacks that will sort you right out.

Vaseline, everywhere

@miekevanheerden My 5 favourite beauty hacks using Vasline! 💙 #fyp #foryou #beautyhacks #vaseline #southafrica ♬ Aesthetic - Tollan Kim

Vaseline...what can't you do with it? Use it to make your perfume last longer, slick your hair down and save your eyelids from being dyed while tinting. It's an oldie but a goodie, so we recommend picking up a tub on your next shopping mission.

Sunscreen illumination

@katiahaek #greenscreen#beautyhacks#makeuptutorial ♬ original sound - Katia Haek

Protect your skin while glowing? Sounds pretty good. This trick will make your skin look like silk. It's very easy to do, all you'll need are two products. First, your favourite sunscreen and secondly an illuminating cream. Mix them together, and apply to your skin and you'll be protected from the rays and glowing like the stars.

Mits, and clean face cloths

@kianaleroux The last one is a gem 🫶🏽 #fyp #foryou #advicetiktok #adviceforwomen #selfcare #selfimprovement #selflove #adviceforgirls #makeup #beautyhacks #hygiene #femininehygiene ♬ original sound - Kiana Leröux

Some very wise wisdom. Namely, to use a mit to exfoliate. It will remove dead skin cells and leave you looking smooth and silky. Also, we strongly agree with washing out your face cloth after each use for hygiene and to keep your skin happy.


The bowl method for bouncy curls

@curlyzia.xo Still get messages daily of people saying how much this helped. Makes me smile so much 😍🙌🏼 #ziasbowlmethod #bowlmethod #curlclumps ♬ Home - Edith Whiskers

Styling your hair with heat in the summer can add to the frizz that's already happening (at least on my head). This heat-free bouncy bowl method could be a way to get your desired curls without the added fuzz.


Self-tanning face contour

@abbybaffoe Replying to @happiestnatalieonearth selftan face contour in depth tutorial 😙🫶🏼 #selftan #selftanner #selftanface #facecontouring #beautyhacks ♬ original sound - Abby Baffoe

Chances are you probably have some self-tanner left over from the start of Summer, so why not put it to good use? The idea here is that you use it in place of contour so that it lasts for a few days. Go easy, with this one. As you can imagine, things could easily get out of hand. The key here is to blend blend blend!


Static hair hack

@laurentpreble Reply to @beachgirl364 ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH 😍😩 #tinfoil #statichair #HairHack #holycrap ♬ Love You So - The King Khan & BBQ Show

This hack is also for the hair. The idea is to run tinfoil through your strands to stop the static and add shine to your hair. Works like a charm.


Skin cycling

@drwhitneybowe Skin cycling for beginners: how to get started. And how to layer with Bowe Glowe #skincycling #thatboweglow #dermatologist #skintok ♬ original sound - Dr. Whitney Bowe

Skin cycling is a four-night skin-care cycle that cleans your skin then allows it to chill. The first night you cleanse, then exfoliate with a liquid exfoliator, then moisturise. The second night is for retinoids, you cleanse your skin, then add the retinoid cream, and even sandwich the cream with moisturiser. On nights three and four, you allow your skin to recover.


Siren Eyes

@jilliannicolesmith game changer #hoodedeyes #sireneyes ♬ original sound - user51702212366

A beautiful option for winged eyeliner is siren eyes. This look works well for hooded eyelids. The siren eye look is achieved by drawing a winged eyeliner at the outer corner of your eye and flicking it outwards and upwards, almost like a cat eye.


Bump-Free Skin with Body Exfoliation

@itstherealkimshady Let’s seeeeeee #keratosispilaris #toner #fyp ♬ original sound - Kim Lloyd

Little texturised bumps on your arm are known as keratosis pilaris. They usually occur when the hair follicle becomes blocked with dead skin cells which can become bothersome if they begin to flake The Ordinary's glycolic acid has been circulating the TikTok sphere for a hot minute now and makes a heroic reappearance to effectively dissolve the dead skin cells and leave the skin feeling smooth.


Layering fragrances

@jusderose Layering perfumes part 1 #perfumetiktok #perfumetips #fragrancetiktok ♬ Love You So - The King Khan & BBQ Show

Want to try your hand at mixing fragrances? You can try layering them on top of each other. This will allow you to create unique notes depending on what you're looking for. You could be wanting something light and fresh, or maybe something a little more sassy and sultry. A safe way to try this out is to test it with two perfumes that contain a similar note like rose or vanilla.


Sleeping with Olaplex in your hair

@thatgracegirl How to hack ur @olaplex with a kitchen cupboard essential 👆🏼 #olaplex #olaplextreatment #olaplexbun #olaplexhack #howtouseolaplex #beautyhacks #olaplexno3 ♬ Gold (Remix) - Kiiara

Sleep with Olaplex in your hair, but make it turbo? Apply the product to your hair and sweep your hair up into a bun. Cover your bun with glad wrap which traps the heat and improves the way the product penetrates your hair. Wake up to a very good hair day.


The DIY french manicure

@mariazarkova14 Make up sponge => french manicure #fyp #frenchmanicure #lifehack ♬ Nails (feat. Jeremy Mark Mikush) - Alaska Thunderfuck

This one is somewhat genius and leaves you with the perfect tiny french manicure. Just grab an old beauty blender, apply your colour of choice and you're ready to go! Push each finger into the beauty blender to create the french manicure of your dreams in the comfort of your own home.

Organisation station

@kelseyvenkov A little organizing motivation✨ #asmrorganizing #organizingtiktok #skincareorganizer #skincarehaul #skincaretiktok #organizingasmr #organizingideas ♬ Body (Remix) [feat. ArrDee, E1 (3x3), ZT (3x3), Bugzy Malone, Buni, Fivio Foreign & Darkoo] - Tion Wayne & Russ Millions

TikTok really loves an organized drawer system. Adding organisers to your drawers and cupboards are old tricks, but have you colour-coordinated your products yet? It's eye-catching and very cute to look at.


Smooth and quick leg shaving hack

@charmakeupnz Cancel me if this is gross #lifehack #shavinghack #beautytip #beautyhack #tiktoktaughtme ♬ Kill Bill - SZA

This is a game-changing hack that will transform the way you shave your legs, and save water at the same time. Instead of shaving a strip and then running your razor under the water, you shave up your leg, then glide the razor back down. The friction will pull the hairs back down and voila!


Personal hygiene hack

@bambidoesbeauty #personalhygiene #personalhygienetips #beautyhacks #beautyhack #hygienetips #hygiene #hygienetips #hygienetiktok #hygieneproducts #hygieneroutine #hygienistoftiktok #benzoylperoxide #benzoylperoxidecleanser #benzoylperoxidegel #armpits #underarms #sweat #sweatyarmpits #bodyodour #bodyodoursolutions #fyp #foryourpage ♬ original sound - Bambi Does Beauty

This one might just get rid of your underarm odour without using deodorant.  The hack is taking some benzoyl peroxide cleanser which removes bacteria and washing your underarms with that. As the bacteria is what is causing the smell, your sweat won't smell nearly as strongly. Chefs kiss.


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