Homemade DIY skincare recipes - Ruin your skin

There are more DIY skincare recipes on the internet than food recipes.


Confession: I've tried most of these recipes and years back I even recommended it to you guys. 😩


I am totally judging you if you put these on your face.


1. Lemon

2. Ginger

3. Baking soda

4. Toothpaste


As always I'm going to keep my post short and sweet. You can google to find in depth issues with these ingredients.


Why Not to put lemon on your face?

You'll find lemon juice in most if not all DIY skincare recipes. I've even added this to Besan/Uttan. Lemon peel has chemicals which can be harmful. The PH level could be as low as 2 and that kind of ph level need to be applied under supervision. Lemon juice can cause depigmented patches. Ofcourse drinking it or eating it is a total different ball game.


Why Not to put ginger on your face?

GINGER can cause major irritation. If left on face for longer, it could even burn your skin.


Why Not to put baking soda on your face?

I am not sure why baking soda is getting so popular as a DIY skincare recipe. Most people don't even know they are sensitive to baking soda till they apply it directly to their skin. Baking soda can cause major rashes and it is known to cause rashes to armpits and darkening it. BS can also mess with the PH level of your skin.


BS is also used as an exfoliator. But you don't know how much is exactly required. You might end up over peeling your skin. I think I can go on and on about Baking soda. Short and sweet - stop using it as it might irritate your skin.


Why Not to put toothpaste on your face?

DO you use toothpaste on your pimples? STOP!!! All those ingredients in your toothpaste can over dry your skin and cause rashes. Just use toothpaste for your teeth and not the most delicate and sensitive part of your body.


So ya that's all about why not to use them on your face. Oh yeah and don't give me the crap about your mothers and grandmothers using them and having the best skin ever. Do you follow their clean eating no processed food diet? Did you measure the pollution during their time. NO! so don't use these on your skin.


When I was first diagnosed with Psoriasis, I was completely off milk, Glutten and processed food and of course added sugar. I had the best skin ever then. But it's difficult to stick to that with all the temptation around. So therefore my regular skincare with "chemicals" keeps my skin issues under control.


I’ll be back with some more :)


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