We all know that when it comes to social media and the internet, there are many different DIY's out there we all feel called to try out! However, doing too many of these different trends without giving your skin a break can cause bacteria, skin irritations, blackheads, and much worse! The main reason for this is because these homemade DIY products don't have preservatives in them to keep the products healthy with a long shelf life. Here, we will be giving you a list of different at home DIY skincare remedies that will most likely cause much more harm than good.
Lemon and Lime Infused Face Masks
Many people may believe that Lemons and Limes can be good for your skin, but they're more likely to cause permanent harm to the skin. Due to the high levels of acidity in these fruits, they will change the natural and healthy PH levels of your skin. This, (especially using these way too often) can lead to your skin becoming extremely irritated, hyperpigmentation, and extreme sensitivity to the sun, to touch and to other products... in extreme cases lemon and lime juice can cause chemical burns which will take a long time to heal.
Witch Hazel as an Astringent
Witch Hazel is a natural anti- inflammatory and comes from the bark leaves of a tree called Hamamelis Virginiana, and is commonly used in DIY Astringent routines as the main ingredient. Most people see anti- inflammatory and assume nothing can go wrong, right? That unfortunately, is definitely not the case. One reason to avoid this is because the strong fragrance can cause extreme skin irritation to most skin types, but that's not all. Witch Hazel is also in most cases also distilled in alcohol or immersed in it as a preservative which will tear apart the skins natural layers of hydration, leaving the skin to be extremely flaky, dry, and have little to no elasticity.
Using Cinnamon to Scrub Your Face
Cinnamon is commonly used and known in skincare remedies for its ability to eliminate blemishes and to be used as a spot treatment, but is this actually healthy and beneficial for the skin? Due to the intensity of this red spice, you would not be able to use cinnamon long enough as a skincare regimen to see any extreme and tangible results without having some kind of negative reaction. In the least dangerous scenario, you may experience some redness and rash- like skin irritation as well as some tingling to the area where it's been applied. In the most dangerous situation, similar to the lime and lemon juice, you may experience some extreme chemical burns that will take a lot of time and visit's to the dermatologist to heal from fully. Using cinnamon may also cause blisters, this is overall just too harsh to use on the skin and you will get the same result using salt or pepper to scrub your face.