The actress-turned-singer recently participated in Harperâ€™s Bazaarâ€™s #GoToBedWithMe YouTube series where famous faces talk viewers through their nightly ritual.
But Thorneâ€™s grand unveiling of herÂ beautyÂ secrets soon graced the headlines for all the wrong reasons.
After revealing that she has suffered from cysticÂ acneÂ for several years and that her skin is â€œvery oily underneath and dry on topâ€, the 21-year-old demonstrated how she washes her face – using nothing but a homemade scrub made from lemon, olive oil, and sugar.
â€œI came across this one woman, Jennifer who is so amazing – she changed my skin, and she’s designing my skincare line,â€ she explained. â€œIt’s the only thing that’s made a huge difference in an insanely short amount of time, and her stuff is all-natural which I love.â€
Thorne then went on to claim that the all-natural scrub helps to remove acne scars, as she rubbed the homemade substance into her face in a circular motion – something her make-up artist once told her will â€œactivate the skin to become alive againâ€.
But the all-natural method alarmed viewers with many taking toÂ RedditÂ and social media to voice their concerns.
â€œThis is literally the worst â€˜skincareâ€™ routine that Iâ€™ve ever seen, and the fact that she says sheâ€™s releasing a skincare line is horrifying because so many little kids will be damaging their skin if the products are anything like what she uses,â€ one YouTube viewer commented.
â€œIâ€™m actually shocked by the amount of misinformation in that video!â€ one Reddit user wrote. â€œShe said she has oily acne-prone skin with scarring but is still using coconut oil (highly comedogenic and pore clogging), vitamin e (has been proven to worsen the appearance of scars) and lemon with sugar scrub?â€
Another agreed, also highlighting the dangers of using sugar and lemon on dry skin.
â€œThere’s nothing wrong with all natural, organic skincare if that’s your thing but she needs to educate herself on which oils are best for oily prone skin,â€ they commented. â€œCoconut oil is comedogenic and doesn’t absorb much either. Sugar and lemon scrub on dry skin? Yikes.â€
Others warned that her skin may be under control now but itâ€™s a beauty regime sheâ€™s sure to regret in the future.
â€œI used to put lemon on my face when I was a teen and it ruined my skin,â€ one Reddit user recalled. â€œMy young and naive days.â€
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Thorne recently surprised fans byÂ revealingÂ that she finally bid farewell to her cystic acne after giving up washing her face.
â€œI know it sounds ridiculous, but this is my first pimple in a minute, guys,” she explained in a recent video with US Vogue. â€œIâ€™m not going to wash my face, I don’t wash my face in the morning, because thereâ€™s something called over-washing your face, and when I had really bad acne, that was one of the things I stopped, and it actually helped my skin.â€
The backlash against Thorneâ€™s skincare regime is reminiscent of theÂ controversy Kylie Jenner faced when she debuted a walnut scrubÂ from her skincare line, Kylie Skin, on social media.
Fans argued one of the scrubâ€™s ingredients, fine walnut powder, is actually very bad for your skin. It causes everything from broken capillaries to dryness, according to critics.
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