The internet is pretty good at letting us know about some pretty epic hacks.
Whether it's about makeup, fashion or skincare, the world wide web always seems to help us find an easier way, but experts have slammed one specific hack and advised people to NEVER do it.
Beauty blogger Farah Dhukai has a thing for wasabi at the moment.
🍚HOW TO GET RID OF WHITEHEADS IN LESS THAN 2 MINUTES WITHOUT POPPING THEM! 🍚- no more acne, no big monstrous pimples, no clusters of pimples - just smooth pimple free skin! ——great for men too who get whiteheads from shaving facial hair🍡 All you need is WASABI!🍣 ✅Apply the wasabi with a qtip to a cleansed face ‼️USE AS A SPOT TREATMENT ONLY to your whiteheads and leave on for NO MORE THAN 2 MINS - DO NOT apply this on your entire face. Spicy ingredients like wasabi, cayenne, chilli pepper etc ARE NOT meant for your entire face as a mask. They can cause unnecessary pain if you use it all over, and can actually do more harm than good. I mean would you eat a spoon full of spice or just add a tiny bit for some flavour? Same concept applies when you use it topically. Theyre ONLY good for spot treatments, just like your “regular" acne spot treatments. ‼️ ✅Wipe off with a clean qtip ✅WASH your face after - no cleanser 🙈the whitehead will be GONE and it will NOT turn into a big annoying pimple, and it wont spread into more pimples (which whiteheads can tend to do) 🐝*this does STING. It gets red. thats normal. its doing its job. If you have extremely sensitive skin then wipe off after 20-30 seconds* 👹IM NOT CRAZY! IT WORKS! HERES WHY: -For my sushi lovers.. do you know why wasabi is served with sushi? aside from being delicious? Its because its an ANTIBACTERIAL (for the raw fish) and also a pimples worst enemy!! -JAM packed with VITAMIN C, CALCIUM, POTASSIUM, and PHYTOCHEMICALS that can help strengthen antioxidants in your body -it stimulates and increases circulation in your skin, so when you apply it topically it helps instantly heal whiteheads and generate clear, soft, smooth, healthy skin. -promotes oxygenation of cell tissues = healthy tissues = healthy beautiful skin 👄PS. i use this as a lip plumper too - check out the demo video on my feed <3 👅 👇🏽TAG A FRIEND WHO COULD USE THIS and dont forget to LIKE THIS VIDEO TO HELP A SIS OUT FAM! 👍🏾🖤 Disclaimer: As with any skin care regimen, always do a test patch first to see if your skin is allergic to any of the ingredients.
She's shown her followers how the paste can be used as a lip plumper and has also said that it is great to remove pimples.
The blogger shared a video on her Instagram last night, showing how wasabi can remove acne overnight without squeezing the nasty stuff out.
It's gone viral but, experts are saying that this should not be done.
New York-based dermatologist Jeannette Graf MD, told Refinery29 that she would never recommend this treatment to patients.
“Application [of wasabi] to a pimple can create itching, burning, and irritation."
So basically, wasabi just makes things worse.
“There are so many good over-the-counter spot treatments that make more sense."
Jeannette says if you're looking for a quick DIY pimple removing recipe, try white vinegar or apple cider vinegar instead "since vinegar has antibacterial properties."
Debra Jaliman MD, dermatologist and author of Skin Rules, says that toothpaste can be another good at-home removal trick.
"It contains triclosan, which is an antibacterial property, and a small amount of hydrogen peroxide, which kills bacteria. It also has baking soda, which balances the skin's pH."
So for the sake of your face guys, leave the wasabi on your California roll.
Image: @farahdhukai Instagram