Published: July 31, 2017
In the age of social media, we’ve welcomed the DIY craze. It’s pretty much impossible to scroll a social media site like Instagram or Pinterest without noticing some DIY beauty solutions being shared. Now don’t get us wrong we’re all about a good DIY beauty solution, and there are some great DIY discoveries out there. However, with all good things come some bad. We hate to be downers, but we think it’s important to keep you informed of the potential negative experiences so you can hopefully avoid them yourself. You’re going to want to skip these scary DIY skin care treatments:
Using Glue as a Mask
You may have seen some insta-famous beauty gurus or DIY connoisseurs sharing their tips on using the glue from your childhood to create a face mask. It’s believed that using this type of glue, applied to your skin in mask form, is supposed to help remove blackheads and pimples. The problem? Glue is way too harsh on our skin’s surface and it can do a lot of damage to your skin’s surface. Because of the harshness of glue, especially in this form on your delicate skin, it has been known to actually rip skin off. In other words, skip this DIY skin care treatment and stick to something that’s much gentler on your gentle skin.
Using Lemon Juice to Get a Glow
Lemon juice has been a buzz ingredient in a number of DIY skin care treatments. We’re not against lemon juice as a whole because there are some great benefits to using it on your skin because of the nutrients found in it. However, using plain lemon juice on your skin in hopes to achieve that glowing, bright skin is something that should be avoided. Many people have found that using JUST lemon juice on your skin can cause the skin to become incredibly sensitive, especially to the sun, because it’s just too harsh on the skin’s surface. In fact, any time you use lemon juice on your skin, it’s suggested to be extra cautious around the sun. But do yourself a favor and don’t apply JUST lemon juice to your skin for the glow-there are other ways!
Using Toothpaste for Pimples
This is an old school beauty tip most of us have all heard of, and probably tried a time or two. It was always believed that by applying a small amount of toothpaste to a pimple would help it to disappear in a quick amount of time. While you may notice that the pimple disappears pretty quickly, you’ll also likely notice that the skin in that area becomes really dry. Because of the over drying effect toothpaste can have on your skin, paired with ingredients that can cause inflammation in the skin, it’s best to skip the toothpaste for this type of DIY skin care treatment. Instead, stick with products that are specifically formulated for working with acne breakouts and leave the toothpaste for your teeth.