The Sephora Glossy: Beauty Mythbusters

Read this post on theglossy.sephora.com here.

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It’s time to ditch this D.I.Y. fix for five guaranteed ouch-less upgrades.

We’ve seen a lot of D.I.Y. beauty fixes floating around Pinterest, infiltrating the interweb with falsities—some are half-true, most are false, but all of them are inferior to our high-tech, handpicked upgrades. Here, the Glossy investigates five truths and a lie.

THE PROBLEM: Dull, Flaky Skin
THE D.I.Y. FIX: Ever since you saw that cringe-inducing—yet still somehow captivating—YouTube video, you’ve been stripping packing tape off your face to remove dead, flaking skin. While we can applaud that type of ingenuity (after all, what did we do without ExfoliKate?), we know that tape can’t really pick up the gunk from your pores and that the residue is probably, well, a residon’t. It’s time to leave the sticky adhesive at the post office and embrace these modern methods. RENEE TRILIVAS

THE UPGRADES:
Origins Modern Friction Nature’s Gentle Dermabrasion ▸
Formulated with exfoliating rice starch, this creamy scrub gently buffs away rough patches, leaving skin soft and smooth without a trace of redness.

Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment ▸
This powerful scrub works double time: refining microbeads and a blend of fruit enzymes deep clean to sweep away dryness and flakes.

REN Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask ▸
In just ten minutes, this resurfacing mask helps shed dull skin with lactic, glycolic, tartaric, and citric acids to reveal even, glowing skin.

Perricone MD Blue Plasma ▸
This non-acidic peel is gentle enough to be used daily—the non-irritating enzyme-enriched formula tackles only dead skin cells.

Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta Glow Pads ▸
Glide these pre-soaked wipes over your face to polish off dry skin with alpha and beta hydroxy acids, while adding the perfect dose of bronze.

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