A Glimpse Into The Dangers of DIY Skincare

We all want to take care of our skin as best we can and ensure that our skin is always hydrated and looking beautiful. However, skincare products can be quite expensive and inaccessible to many people. 

For this reason, many people have turned to DIY skincare to look after their skin without straining their wallets. However, this can be dangerous as people are not educated on all of the ingredients involved in DIY skincare. 

We are here to warn you of all the dangers you can face when experimenting with DIY skincare. 

Masks 

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Masks are one of the most popular DIY skincare treatments and have been for a long time, but many dangers come with DIY facial masks. Most of these masks consist of ingredients that you find in your kitchen. 

Many people use kitchen ingredients that can be extremely harmful to your skin. The better thing to do would be to figure out exactly which skincare issue you would like to address and then do some good research on which products would target that issue while remaining affordable. 

Serums 

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Serums have had a meteoric rise in popularity over the last few years, but the rise in popularity has come to a hefty price tag, leading people to attempt to make their own serums. 

Serums are oil-based products, but using oils such as seed oils or baby oil is terrible for your skin and will only clog your pores. Serums last a long time, and if you feel you need one, it might be best to buy a professional one. 

Scrubs 

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Exfoliating the skin is essential to keeping it supple and eliminating dead skin; however, it is extremely difficult to create your own scrub that won’t be too abrasive to your skin, especially on your face. 

You don’t have to buy expensive exfoliating products to get the desired effect on your skin. All you will have to do is ensure that you have a sponge or facecloth handy that can gently exfoliate your skin when you wipe off your cleanser. 

Peels 

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Any kind of peel can be particularly abrasive to the skin and must be handled with the utmost care and professionalism. You should never create DIY peels and apply them to your skin because you could cause severe and permanent damage. 

Instead, buy a cheaper at-home peel and follow the instructions to the letter. Doing this will ensure that the peel has the desired effect and does not ruin your skin. You can also go for a professional peel once a month. 

Acne Treatment 

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While acne can be painful and embarrassing for the sufferer, you mustn’t treat your acne at home. You will not treat it effectively, and you will likely end up doing more damage. 

However, you can consult with your doctor about affordable at-home treatments that will help you feel good and your skin comfortable between doctor’s appointments or antibiotic cycles.

Written By:
Daniella Segell

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