Several weeks ago, body-activist and model Ashley Graham shared a beauty trick that she uses for her self-tanning streaks: Windex. The public was surprised when the gorgeous model revealed that she uses the toxic chemical-based cleaner on her legs. In a Facebook post, Ashley could be seen wiping away streaks from her newly suntanned legs with the cleaner.
Fans immediately drew comparisons to the classic comedy movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding.
In the movie, Toula’s father, Michael Constantine, revealed that Windex is his miracle-working drug. The scene has become a viral GIF as well as a popular meme.
It’s unclear if Ashley Graham’s original video will ultimately become a meme. as well, but what does seem clear is that many people are following Graham’s lead and using Windex on their skin.
In the video below, you can see as Ashley Graham catches up with photographers who then asked if her Windex beauty trick was real.
She replied that it is real and works.
Ashley Graham Sprays Her Body With Windex! pic.twitter.com/SCc1MnbWad
— TMZ (@TMZ) June 24, 2018
While Ashley swears by the method and reportedly others are following in her footsteps, dermatologists say the practice is unhealthy and damaging to skin.
“Page Six” caught up with New York dermatologist Dr. Whitney Bowe, who immediately deemed using Windex on the skin as a big no.
Dr. Whitney Bowe stated the following to Page Six.
“It’s a definite ‘no’ in my book. Windex is comprised of several very harsh and irritating ingredients, including fragrances, dyes and ammonia, as well as very powerful detergents and solvents.”
Ashley Graham’s method is controversial as many people are turning away from toxic, harsh chemicals in various aspects of life. People are opting for organic food, drinks, cleaning products and more. Many people expressed surprise that Ashley Graham would choose to use something that is known to be harsh on her body.
Dr. Bowe said that because Windex is made to destroy bacteria, it not only harms skin but will kill off healthy and good bacteria. She says this can reduce the amount of protection the skin has from harmful bacteria. She also warned that secondary issues could arise such as eczema, rashes, and general skin irritation.
Ashely Graham doesn’t seem to be worried about any negative side effects and no one can argue that her self-tan looks great.
What do you think? Would you try Ashley’s beauty tip and fix a streaky spray tan with Windex?