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Social distancing for weeks can frankly get boring, though it’s absolutely necessary for public health. But if you look on the bright side, all this alone time is the perfect chance to test out some extreme beauty products you’ve otherwise been too nervous to try.
These are the products you’ve been curious to give a go, but hesitated out of fear that it would go horribly wrong. From the infamous Baby Foot peel to tinted brows gel that lasts for days, there’s so many extreme beauty products that are slightly scary yet entirely intriguing.
Now is the time to give in to temptation. Whether you try one or all seven extreme products, only your four walls will judge you.
Shop Baby Foot Exfoliation Foot Peel for $25.49
Baby Foot, the infamous chemical exfoliating product for feet, is known to cause flaking, peeling skin that looks, well, nasty. After using the product, peeling starts three to seven days later, and can continue up to two weeks. But the payoff is baby soft feet that are smooth and fresh. What better time to flake and peel than in the comfort of your own home?
Many people wish to switch to natural deodorant, but put it off due to the dreaded detoxifying phase. During this beginning portion of the swap, your armpits can sweat and smell more than usual. But after this often month-long phase, many people say they sweat and smell less with natural deodorant than they did with aluminum-based deodorant. So it may all be worth it in the end. And if you can make the swap while hanging out at home, why not go for it?
Shop Lemonhead.LA Glitter Balms for $22-$24
“Euphoria” makeup is gorgeous, but not extremely practical for a brunch with friends or the workplace. Now’s the chance to flex your creativity and paint on all that glitters. Lemonhead.LA is the exact glitter used in “Euphoria,” and it’s truly an incredible product. A little goes a long way—but your four walls won’t judge if you pull a full-on Jules.
Gen Z Freckles
Shop Freck Beauty OG Freckle Pen for $22
If you are into beauty trends, you know about fake freckles—and how they can go terribly wrong. Freck is arguably the most popular fake freckle product on the market, and can last for several days after it’s developed on the skin. If you aren’t sure you can pull off the beauty trend confidently, now is the perfect time to try. Your pet won’t gasp if it goes awry.
Shop The BrowGal Weekend Overnight Peel-Off Brow Tint for $27 or Maybelline Tattoo Brow Peel-Off Tint for $14.99
While staying indoors, chances are you aren’t prioritizing filling in your brows. But now is the time to test drive one of the most extreme forms of brow care: tattoo brow gel. This is the intimidating gel stain that you paint on your eyebrows and peel off. It leaves behind a semi-permanent color that lasts for days— and is also supposed to leave behind all your brow hairs.
Butt Sheet Mask
Shop Bawdy Butt Masks for $9
You may be apprehensive to try a butt sheet mask, which indeed is like a face sheet mask for your butt. However, there’s never been a better time to lay on your stomach, throw on a butt mask and just chill for 15 minutes. Watch TV, play Animal Crossing, or join that video chat meeting without the camera on. Seriously, no one has to know.
At-Home Chemical Peels
Shop Drunk Elephant TLC Sukari Babyfacial Mask for $80 or Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta Universal Daily Peel for $88
If you’ve ever had a facial with a chemical peel, you know how nice it feels to emerge with super silky skin. But it can be costly. You might be tempted to recreate the experience at home with trusted brands and highly-rated products. Until now, though, you may have put off the experimentation due to possible skin irritation that can come along with peels. But if a person has a tomato face for a day and there’s no one there to see it, did they really have a tomato face at all?
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