Asian woman filming herself while applying serum on her neck

Social media can make the most unlikely beauty and skincare trends blow up. From the ultra-popular doughnut-glazed look to creating “fake dimples,” TikTok trends offer the latest and hottest tips on enhancing your look. Trending skincare videos have inspired the platform’s almost one billion users to “glow up.” Here are some of the most popular TikTok trends contributing to the skincare craze.

Double Cleansing

Double cleansing may not be new, but this trend has gone viral on TikTok, reviving its popularity. It is an efficient and gentle way to remove multiple layers of makeup or sunscreen, sweat, oil, and dirt from the skin. You should try this trend if you wear makeup and other products like sunscreen daily.

TikTok recommends using a cleansing balm or oil for your . Apply some product on your hands and massage it around your face to melt away the most stubborn and sunscreen while breaking down excess oil. Use a water-based cleanser to rinse off the residue, washing away dirt and debris from your skin.

While cleansing with oil can sound scary if you have acne-prone skin, fret not. It won’t make your skin greasier. Oil cleansers are versatile for most skin types. They can effectively dissolve pore-clogging sebum and cleanse your skin without stripping it of moisture. You won’t get that squeaky-clean feeling from double cleansing, but that’s the point – it keeps your skin from drying out.


Slugging may sound like one of the most bizarre trends to come out of TikTok, but this hack is dermatologist-approved. Originating from South Korea, it refers to or a similar product on the skin and leaving it overnight. This best suits people with extremely dry or irritated skin and who want to boost the benefits of their moisturizer. However, it may not be suitable for oily or acne-prone skin types.

While it can feel slimy and gross, TikTokers report a moisturized complexion. You could also try using a gel or sleeping mask if you’re not a fan of slugging petroleum jelly on your face.

Body Skincare Routine

The rest of your body deserves the . TikToker is known for sharing her body care routine, which starts with a body wash, followed by a body scrub for gentle exfoliation. Then, she applies a body serum with active nutrients to nourish the skin and a body lotion to seal in the actives and hydration. She emphasizes the importance of applying SPF before finally applying shimmer oil. Make sure your sunscreen is completely dry before doing this and use shimmer sparingly – less is more!

Applying Antiperspirant at Night

Some dermatologists on TikTok recommend using an antiperspirant at night for better sweat control. According to them, this allows the product to work its magic more effectively because sweat glands are less active at night – when you’re also less likely to sweat. Even if you wash off the antiperspirant when you shower in the morning, the active ingredients would have already started working. Just apply deodorant to control and for better effectiveness.

Sounds risky? Go ahead and apply your product in the morning if it makes you feel more protected. Use Rexona Advanced Brightening + Anti Stain Dry Serum Deodorant. It has natural ingredients such as sunflower seed oil, vitamin E, vitamin F, and vitamin C, which brighten your underarm skin while keeping sweat at bay.

When it comes to your skin, always take TikTok trends and all-things viral with a grain of salt. Not everyone has the same skin type and reactions to products and regimens. When in doubt, consult your dermatologist. Understanding your skin is still the best foundation for skin care.