Skin is the largest organ that our body has and it should be treated right and carefully as it’s one of our few visible organs.
Avoid using harsh, drying ingredients and products that include rubbing and squeezing your skin and try more of hydrating, moisturizing and bland product in order to protect your skin, and seal the moisture. Natural products may sound better than synthetic products offered by the market, however sometimes they can do more harm than good to your skin. There are lots of beneficial DIY masks made by natural products, however, the following one have harmful effects on your skin!
This fruit is often recommended as skin-lightening ingredient as it can help with freckles and discoloration. But the thing is, this fruit is too acidic for the human skin. Our skin’s pH is on average about 4,5-5, and the lemon id with pH of 2, making it too acidic to be beneficial. Actually, lemons are quite irritating to our skin and as most citrus fruits, they are phototoxic.
Drinking mint tea can be calming, delicious and nutritious experience, however, when we are talking about your skin care, avoid it at all costs. You should avoid both spearmint and peppermint, as they have menthol-skin irritant that can make your skin angry and inflamed.
This product is claimed to be great exfoliating agent, however it’s best to stay away from it when it comes to your skin care. It is highly-alkaline with pH of 9 (almost double of our skin!) and its recommended to stay at our skin’s natural pH. Using this ingredient can damage our skin barrier, cause loss of moisture and make your skin not able to protect and regenerate by itself.
While completely natural, sugar (often used as a scrub) is not skin friendly. This ingredient is simply too harsh and abrasive for our skin. It can lead to tiny micro-tears on our sensitive skin surface. You can use it as a lip exfoliant from time to time, but avoid it when it comes to your face skin.
Treating our skin with cold and lukewarm water is beneficial as it can help us cleanse our skin and soothe it. On the other hand hot water can irritate the skin by stripping it moisture barrier. Avoid the hot water while washing the face, especially if you have acne, psoriasis and eczema.