The latest TikTok beauty trend, ‘Face Tape,’ has taken social media by storm. Nonetheless, it’s an answer to all those beauty worries which require you to go under the knife, i.e., plastic surgery. Truth be told, we have learned a fair share of beauty trends from TikTok. Meanwhile, the new IT trend has been swarming our social media feeds lately.
Face Tape Trend
The method is pretty straightforward; users apply tape to areas of the face where they wish to reduce the appearance of wrinkles or fine lines (mostly on their foreheads) and wear the tape overnight to prevent movement. When they wake up, users remove the tape and repeat the process for a week or more, recording the progress.
Whether placed near the eyes, on the jawline, or near your cheekbones, some forms of tape come attached to a small string that blends into your hair. Once pulled upward for the desired look, you can easily hide the magic string in a ponytail or amidst your tresses.
Sometimes, the tape is worn during a makeup tutorial transformation video. While the internet is skeptical, the face tape trend is a temporary answer to the chiseled jaw, lifted brows, and saggy skin. It is an answer to getting smooth, wrinkle-free skin without having to invest in expensive treatments.
Is Face Taping Safe?
While a bit of Scotch tape probably won’t leave permanent scars, face taping can do more harm than good.
According to dermatologists, using a piece of tape, especially one that is ‘supposed’ to hold your skin down for a whole night, can damage the skin barrier when you take it off. This tape isn’t made to be safe on the skin and can cause redness, irritation, and acne breakouts. Often, the adhesive must be incredibly tight and, therefore, uncomfortable to use for an extended time to “hold” the muscles still.
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