As the world turns more digital, places like TikTok are not just for dance moves and viral challenges; they’re turning into hubs of shared knowledge and community. Among these communities is SkinTok — a space where TikTok users from across the globe share their love for skincare.

At ASC, this is fascinating to us, so in today’s blog, we’ll talk about this exciting space, focusing on the latest trends, cosmetic procedures, and myths around them, aiming to debunk the misconceptions.

What is SkinTok?

We tend to think of TikTok as a place to find short, funny videos rather than somewhere to learn from. But did you know there are corners of TikTok that are focused on particular topics – like SkinTok. This community is growing every day as more people are joining – from experienced dermatologists and cosmetic surgeons to everyday skincare enthusiasts.

Among the specialists giving science-backed advice and solutions, you will see plenty of influencers and regular TikTokers who recommend products and share their skincare tips and routines. Because of this, it’s always best to be careful and double-check any information you encounter. Remember that anyone can join it, and that means it’s not always reliable.

Skin Routine Trends on SkinTok

Skincare routines on SkinTok are diverse, considering the number of people joining in and sharing their tips and tricks. Despite the excess of information out there, there are generally two main approaches: natural routines and product-heavy routines. Some people support natural remedies like honey masks or aloe vera gels. On the other hand, some claim that the more, the better, and using a wide range of products works well for your skin. There’s an ongoing debate about which one is right, and it often involves long, interesting discussions with people sharing their experiences.

Our response to that will be that everything depends on the individual’s needs. That’s why it’s a good idea to do a skin analysis and see what it is that your skin needs. Once you know what skin type and condition you have, you will be able to make your routine more effective. If you are unsure how to interpret the results or you struggle to find reliable information, remember that you can also ask our specialists for advice.

The Rise of Sustainable Skincare

Another big topic on SkinTok is green skincare. As more and more people want to help make our planet a better place for future generations, turning sustainable has never been easier. Skincare lovers are looking for eco-friendly products and solutions to minimise their carbon footprint, and there are plenty of options out there.

A lot of TikTokers are spreading information about the impact of skincare products on the environment. Because of this, brands are carefully listening to the trends, trying to fit in with the consumers’ demand for greener solutions and products. One of the eco-friendly solutions that is in high demand is semi-permanent make-up.  Sadly, many cosmetic brands are still testing on animals, using far from eco-friendly manufacturing practices, and choosing packaging made of plastic. Semi-permanent make-up eliminates these concerns. No more need to buy cosmetics that only fuel overconsumption! So, if you would like to reduce your carbon footprint, think about investing in this solution, as it will last years.

Trending Cosmetic Procedures

With the rising popularity of SkinTok, there’s also a trend of getting surgical and non-surgical treatments. For example, ‘mewing’ is a trend that encourages people to do small exercises with the tongue in order to get this defined jawline. Trends like this one only highlight that desire for things like a snatched jawline, full lips, or improved nose shape. Let’s see how this has impacted a rise in treatment popularity:

  • Lip fillers: Our lip fillers in Guernsey and Jersey can make your lips look fuller. It’s quick, and many love the boost it gives their smile.
  • Chin augmentation: Having a more defined jawline is becoming more and more popular on TikTok. It’s all about shaping the lower part of your face to look sharper. Our chin augmentation in Guernsey and Jersey already helped many people define their jawlines.
  • Rhinoplasty: This is a surgery for the nose, also known as a ‘nose job’. People get it to improve the aesthetics of their noses or provide facial symmetry. It’s one of the top surgeries talked about on TikTok. Our nasal surgery in Guernsey and Jersey is a great option for those seeking little improvements on their noses.

Addressing TikTok Myths

As mentioned before – TikTok is full of useful information; however, sometimes it might be harmful and spread misleading information too. It’s easy to come across different myths that might cause unnecessary concerns. Let’s tackle some of these misconceptions:

Lip Fillers Myths

  • Lip fillers look unnatural. The truth is, when done by a skilled professional, lip fillers can look very natural. The key is a tailored approach, considering the natural lip shape and desired outcome.
  • Lip fillers are permanent. Most lip fillers are not permanent and dissolve over time. They typically last between 6 to 18 months, depending on the type of filler used and how your body responds.

Anti-Wrinkle Injection Myth

  • Anti-wrinkle injections are unsafe. This is far from the truth when talking about FDA-approved products administered by qualified professionals. These treatments have a long history of safe use when carried out correctly, like our wrinkle injections in Guernsey and Jersey.

Abdominoplasty Myth

  • It’s for those too lazy to exercise. Abdominoplasty, or a tummy tuck, is not a one-size-fits-all solution for weight loss. It’s often sought by people who have experienced significant changes in their body, like post-pregnancy or after losing a lot of weight, when simple exercising can’t reduce excess skin.

Remember, if you need advice on any of the treatments or skincare products, it’s always best to consult a professional. At ASC, our award-winning team of innovative and respected cosmetic doctors, surgeons, dermatologists and aesthetic nurses are all leaders in their fields, making us an excellent place to come to with your questions. Don’t hesitate to contact us for more information or to enquire about any of the procedures discussed today.