Nowadays, it’s very easy to get sucked into the many DIY beauty trends circling the internet.
We know all other professionals will agree with us on the fact that home made skin concoctions are NOT a smart move. Here’s why:1. Homemade products don’t have preservatives in them, so bacteria can easily develop.
2. Masks made of raw ingredients can contain harmful bacteria like salmonella.
3. Unpolished scrubs can create microscopic cuts in the skin, leading to more bacteria entering it.
4. Food allergies!
5. Products are formulated with chemicals that allow the ingredients to penetrate through the skin; whereas DIY products just sit on the skin.
Let’s tackle some specific DIY skin care trends and swap them for a more suitable method.
DIY Facial Scrubs
Rubbing your skin raw using scrubs that aren’t designed for the face, will lead to scabs, scars, infection and discolouration. Instead, you can use these exfoliating pads.
Homemade “Kitchen” Masks
Yes, some ingredients found in your kitchen may be used in actual products. But when you have no knowledge of what ingredients react well, homemade face masks can do more bad than good. Instead, try this 100% natural face mask.
Toothpaste To Treat Acne
Toothpaste has a basic pH that can irritate healthy skin, which has a naturally acidic pH. Plus, ingredients found in toothpaste like Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, are too harsh to be used on blemishes. Instead, use this acne treatment.
Applying Fresh Lemon On Face
You may have heard on the grapevine that “lemons can get rid of dead skin cells”. Lemons can help with hyperpigmentation, but they’re also extremely acidic which can aggravate your skin. If your skin can handle citrus in your skincare, it’s better to use a product that has been formulated with a small percentage of lemon along with other ingredients, like this cleanser.
Baking Soda As An Exfoliator
Baking Soda is an alkaline, so can therefore affect your skin’s natural pH. It can also strip natural oils and make breakouts more likely. Instead, use this: