There are umpteen of home remedies on the internet, telling you to put all the weird things on your face. Though, not all beauty home remedies are vague. But there are some that seem too outlandish to be tried at home in real-time. Few things are never meant to be put on your face, no matter how natural they are. Some things, including natural ones, can damage your skin more than you can imagine. Thus, here is a list of things that you should never put on your face.
1. Baking Soda
Baking soda has enjoyed all the hype in the meantime. But now it has to call its quit! Baking soda should be left for the cleaning the kitchen cabinets and sinks. Our face is definitely not one of those. Baking soda is too alkaline and it can mess up the natural pH of your skin. If you have sensitive skin, then stay away from it.
2. Lipstick as a Blush
Many beauty hacks suggest using lipstick as a blush when you run out of your blush. But this trick is not as useful as it seems. It might double up as a blush, but what about the breakouts you’re going to get? The pigments in the lipstick can irritate and clog your pores. If you’re using lipstick on your cheeks, then be ready to deal with some pimples on your cheeks.
Do you know what toothpaste are for? They are for cleaning your teeth. They are meant only for your mouth. Don’t use it on your face to zap a zit. There have been many beauty blogs telling how to use toothpaste on a zit. The harsh ingredients of the toothpaste can play a havoc on your skin. If you want to zap your zit overnight, then use tea tree oil in place of toothpaste.
4. Rubbing Alcohol
Alcohol can be used to disinfect the wound and cuts. But don’t use it regularly to clean your makeup. It is extremely drying. It will strip away the natural oil of your skin. If you don’t want the rough skin, stay away from rubbing alcohol.
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Apple cider vinegar is no doubt a magical remedy for your skin. It works in its magical way only if it has not crossed its expiration date. When the vinegar expires, the water content of it dries out. Means, it becomes more concentrated than before. This concentrated solution of vinegar can burn the outermost layer of your skin.
6. Lemon Juice
Lemon juice has been lauded as a fairness remedy for quite a long time. But putting lemon juice concentrate on your skin can irritate the skin. Lemons are highly acidic in nature. It also contains a chemical named psoralen that can be damaging to your skin when exposed to sunlight. Dilute the lemon juice before applying to your skin.
7. Hot Water
Winters can be a perfect excuse to wash your face with hot water. Too hot water can rupture the capillaries of your skin and can cause irritation or rashes. It can also cause breakouts. If you’re taking hot water steam, then keep your face at a sufficient distance from the vaporizer.