3 life hacks that fail miserably

There are so many incredible life hacks out there that work, but for every functioning life hack, there are probably hundreds of money-printing psuedoscience ideas that don’t. Let’s talk about them.

Anti-aging LED light therapy.

No. It doesn’t work. Anti-aging LEDs claim to fight sagging, wrinkled skin. Some even claim to have a long list of additional effects, like increasing blood circulation, fighting dark eye circles, and removing acne and dark spots. But it’s still just light. 

To make it even more interesting, some lights even claim they’re unsuitable for those with heart disease and hypertension. Again. These are literally just lights.

Anti-aging moisturizer.

Did you know that using a moisturizer can help your skin be less dry? It’s true. Did you know moisturized skin looks healthier? Yeah, that’s true, too. Then what makes one moisturizer so incredible, while others are so ineffective? The placebo effect and its impact on how you view these moisturizers when you use them to get identical results. Next.

Himalayan salt lamps.

It’s true, these are literally just salt with a light inside. There are no magical positive ions, they doan’t clean the air around you, they don’t do anything to clear allergens out, they can’t have any more impact on your mood or your sleep than just looking at a glowing pink hunk of salt. Which…if that’s what you’re going for…by all means. But it’s still just salt.

By Ben Garves

Ben Garves is a digital product expert, author, entertainer, and activist. His portfolio of thought leadership in digital marketing and web experiences has included major clients like Microsoft, Google, Twitter, eBay, Facebook, and Bloomberg. He’s also a freelance health and fitness journalist with over 400 stories written since 2018, a podcaster with 200 episodes to his name, and runs a YouTube channel with over 100 fitness and activism-oriented videos and live streams. Ben has founded the Fitness is for Everyone™ initiative to raise awareness about social injustice in both racial inequality and socioeconomic disparity in access to quality fitness and nutrition options around the globe.

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