TikTok isn’t just a place to browse through the latest viral dance videos, although those are fun, too. If you search #beauty on TikTok, you’ll find that the hashtag has racked up over 27.3 billion views. The mega-popular social media platform has morphed into a digital hub for all things beauty—spanning from makeup tutorials to product reviews. The increasing popularity of beauty-focused content on the app has given rise to a number of beauty influencers who fill our feeds with fun bite-sized videos about the buzziest products, coolest treatments, and latest trends.
Debbie Williams is one of the TikTok creators that stands out the most within the beauty space. She’s a hair loss specialist and board-certified nutritionist, and her channel, known as AskDebbieAboutHair, currently has over 400K followers. On her page, Williams helps people take a natural approach to beauty by showcasing how common foods can double as beauty treatments, and she provides such smart tips. From using tomatoes to treat sunburn to green tea for hair growth, we rounded up 11 of Williams’ best DIY beauty treatments.
1. Tomatoes for soothing sunburns.
Tomatoes contain lycopene and alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs), which assist in repairing and renewing damaged skin. “Freeze some tomatoes, make it into a purée, and massage it into your skin afterward for about 10 to 15 minutes—it’s going to soothe that burn and heal that skin,” Williams says.
2. Flaxseed for curl definition.
Flaxseed contains Omega-3s, and it can boost hair growth and help define curls when applied topically to your hair. Williams makes her own flaxseed gel by mixing two cups of water and one cup of flaxseeds, then boiling it until it forms a gel-like consistency. From there, she applies her homemade gel to her freshly shampooed hair. The result? Curls that are absolutely popping.
3. Honey for hair hydration.
Want to amp up the moisture in your hair? Grab your favorite shampoo (make sure it’s sulfate-free and paraben-free) and add a tablespoon of raw honey to it. “Honey is a humectant and contains amino acids, vitamins, and minerals, so it moisturizes your hair and your scalp,” Williams says in her TikTok. “It’s good for someone who has dandruff or a dry scalp—that hair is going to have an amazing shine.”
4. Avocados for de-puffing under-eye circles.
If you have dark circles or puffy under-eyes, treat them with avocado. Avocados contain Vitamin K, which helps with blood clotting, strengthen capillaries, and with circulation. They are also rich in vitamin C which builds collagen and vitamin E which has anti-inflammatory properties. To use it as an eye treatment, mash up your avocado and apply it all around your eyes. Then, take a cold cloth and place it over your eyes for fifteen minutes. Watch Williams’ whole video to learn more.
5. Oranges for better hair health.
“Orange oil is amazing for the hair [as] it has vitamin C and collagen,” explains Williams in her TikTok video. “It can grow the hair and is amazing for dandruff