Dangerous Skin Care: 6 DIY Skincare Routine to Avoid
Everyone is a skincare expert on Google and YouTube; they know the right ingredients for every skin condition. However, it is all-natural doesn’t mean it is not harmful to your skin; just because it is good for the stomach doesn’t mean it is good for the skin or the face. While most DIY skincare routines show little to zero side effects, some DIY routines are extremely dangerous to the skin and may leave your skin scarred for life.
Here Are Some Skin DIY Routine to Avoid;
LEMON JUICE FOR LIGHTING
Lemon has a pH of about 2, which can mess up the skin’s natural 4-5 plus pH level. Lemon juice destroys the natural protective barriers of your skin and increases the photosensitivity of the skin; it makes the skin weaker and prone to inflammation, which may lead to acne breakouts. Lemon should be strictly left in cocktails, curds, salads, etc.
MAYONNAISES AS FACE MASK
Mayonnaise Maybe so good to spread on bread or for sandwiches, but it is not suitable for your skin; mayonnaise is rich in oil and fat; thus, using it as a face mask can bring a full face of acne and pores, it may enable the growth of skin bacteria, not forgetting the fact that it is suitable for hydrating the hair but on the face, it is a NO, it will expose your face to acne.
USING CINNAMON FOR BODY SCRUB
Cinnamon taste lovely in pieces of bread, buns, chin-chin, etc., but applying it on the face or body can cause great havoc like blisters, irritations, and burns in some cases.
USING TOOTHPASTE ON THE SKIN
Toothpaste is the king of skin DIY, and you would have come across at least 3-5 videos or blog posts telling you the benefit of using toothpaste for the skin or to treat acne; it’s imperative to let you know that toothpaste is very bad for the skin nor for treating acne, though it might reduce the inflammation temporarily it will eventually create irritation, marks, spot or discoloration after the acne has faded.
HYDROGEN PEROXIDE AS CLEANSER
Hydrogen Peroxide is ok for treating minor cuts or wounds; using it as a cleanser will damage the skin; it causes inflammation and may impair the skin’s hydration level and the ability of the skin to regenerate.
USING EGG AS FACE MASK.
Some beauty products may include eggs in their products, but applying raw eggs to the skin may have some dire consequences. The egg can give you a bacterial infection called “Samnonella” though salmonella is a rare skin infection, the risk is not worth taking.
The message is ‘never try any DIY without doing your findings or research about the process and procedures; even if the ingredients are natural and look harmless, the wrong combination of ingredients can harm your skin for life. It is ok to try, fade, lift, or tackle whatever skin woe you have at home as long as you get your combination and recipe from a credible source, i.e From a Dermatologist.