Not everything that is homemade is better than store-bought. This is not to say you cannot fix skin woes at home. You could, provided you get your recipes right. If you’re looking out for DIY beauty tips on Google, you may want to be careful. Everything that grows on a tree, does not necessarily have to be okay to put on your face. When it comes to skin care, natural does not always mean good. Before you DIY, don’t forget to do your homework. Even if the ingredients seem harmless, sometimes, they may just land up doing more harm than good.
If you’re unsure of what these ingredients are, we have a list compiled:
There are a number of DIY recipes that suggest baking soda as an exfoliator. However, baking soda has a pH much higher than where healthy skin should lie. To avoid rashes, keep it away.
It may taste amazing in your cakes and buns, but does not feel so amazing on your face. Cinnamon when scrubbed on your face can cause irritation and blisters. Please avoid.
Apple Cider Vinegar
DIY deos have become exceedingly popular and apple cider vinegar is often used as a base. This is because it helps kill microbes and it also neutralizes unpleasent odors. It may not be as bad for your skin, however, its smell isn’t easy to mask.
Yes, proteins in egg whites help in improving elasticity and skin tone. When using it on your own, proceed with caution. Eggs can contain salmonella, that cause food poisoning. Ingesting it while applying can cause trouble for your stomach.
Lemons are often touted as lighteners. However, they have a pH of 2, which can harm the skin’s natural pH. Also, it makes your skin more sensitive to the sun. Use lemons in your drink, not your face.
Using mayonnaise as a face mask can cause acne and bacterial growth. It may hydrate your hair and is a good remedy for dry ends, but for the face, it is a big NO! Perhaps, let it remain in your sandwiches.