DIY remedies are in every corner of the Internet, especially for the skin, but that doesn’t mean that every one of them is good for you. There are many ways to keep the skin clear and healthy – however, these following ten items should never be a part of any DIY remedy.
Some skin care remedies are consisted of hairspray for drying out acne. It will definitely congest your pores and that leads to skin irritation that is consequential in more acne breakouts and blemishes.
- Body Lotion
A body lotion is named like that because it is for the body, not your face skin. The face on the skin is thinner and more fragile than the one on the body. Body lotions include more fragrance than moisturizer. While not every body lotion is bad for your face, you don’t have to take a risk with them.
Most of us have applied toothpaste to dry zits or acne at some point in our lives. Even though it does dry them, it also irritates your skin and can lead to more vital problems. A drop of tea tree oil does the job better.
- Petroleum Jelly
This jelly is utilized as a skin moisturizer, bug bites and cuts. On the other hand it not a good exquisite for your face. Although it feels like it’s working, it’s actually plugging dirt and debris in the pores, leading to more skin problems.
- Hot Water
Hot shower is wonderful, but too much heat will draw out all the moisture from the skin. It will make the natural oils softer and eliminate the skin protective barrier. This leads to dry skin, and if you have a naturally oily skin, it will produce more oil because of the dryness.
- Hydrogen Peroxide
Although it is used for slight cuts and burns, hydrogen peroxide is not a good choice for breakouts and blemishes. It causes burns and makes the skin blister from oxidative stress. It can also trigger allergic reactions and inflammation.
DIY facial scrubs are very trendy. If your face skin is not very tough, sugar does more damage than good. It may be a good solution as a scrub for your legs, but don’t use it to your face.
- Rubbing Alcohol
Alcohol has its benefits when applied for sterilizing wounds, but you’re not doing your skin any welfare if you rub it on your face. It can dry the skin severely. It can also result it dissolving the DNA of the skin cells, which results in dead skin cells.
- Baking Soda
The rough texture and consistency of baking soda make it a common choice for a scrub. Little you know is that baking soda disrupts the most essential thing for your face, the pH balance, and also causes harm to your skin and prevents it from being able to maintain moisturized.
Lemon is highly acidic. Just like baking soda, it can disrupt the skin’s pH balance. Its phototoxic properties will make the skin irritated when exposed unprotected on sun, which can cause chemical burns.