Hey folks! Today we will be talking about skincare DIYs.
At some point, all of you must have followed the skincare DIY routines. This may sound exciting & fun but applying kitchen ingredients because we think they are "natural" can be problematic for your skin.
Today we want to highlight some effective alternatives that will work much better without causing any irritation or harm to your skin!
1) Honey- While honey does have some antibacterial properties, it can also cause infections due to its high sugar content. A better alternative is Salicylic Acid & Potassium Azeloyl Diglycenate.
2) Coconut Oil - This oil is extremely heavy on the skin and can clog pores. A better alternative is Hyaluronic Acid or Jojoba Oil which mimics sebum and thus helps control oil on your skin.
3) Baking Soda - This ingredient is used as an exfoliator. However, due to its high pH level, it can disrupt your skin barrier. A better alternative would be Glycolic Acid & Salicylic Acid.
4) Lemon - While lemons contain Vitamin C, they also contain many other chemicals that we don’t know about. . A better alternative would be Niacinamide & Alpha Arbutin.
5) Gram Flour - We usually apply gram flour because we believe it will bring glow & stretch our skin & will reduce wrinkles. But in reality, it does just the opposite. It dries out the skin increasing fine lines & wrinkles. The best substitute for gram flour would be Niacinamide & Retinol.
6) Mayonnaise- It contains albumin which is good for wrinkles but this will also disrupt the skin barrier. It is better to use Retinol & Peptides as an alternative.
7) Sugar- Any type of sugar is a good environment for bacteria to feed on. A better alternative is Mandelic or Lactic Acid which is much more gentle on the skin.
We hope this was insightful and helpful! A quick reminder that not all-natural ingredients are better or more effective than synthetic ones :)