The in-things these days are D-I-Y and natural. This is especially true for people looking towards skin care. More and more people are switching from commercially available synthetic products, and switching to actual stuff that is natural and in a lot of cases found right around the house. And there are quite a few different ingredients that are quite popular – and more and more people are using these. But what we are talking about today is what IS good for you, and what ISN’T.
Let’s start with what is not good for you then…What you should NOT be putting on your face
There are beauty D-I-Y recipes and tips galore doing the rounds of the internet. Wherever you look – YouTube, Facebook, twitter and even the blogosphere is teeming with these. But how many are really worth it. And how many are just going to harm your skin – even though they are touted as great solutions, is the main question. And today we are going to debunk quite a few myths for you.
So, here is a list of stuff NOT to use on your face. We are giving you the snippet here – and the details we will be going into later.
- Lemon or lime
- Sugar or coarse salt
- Tomato (especially if you have dry skin)
- Baking soda
- Toothpaste (!)
- Lavender oil
- Peppermint/mint oil
- Apple cider vinegar or any vinegar
- Coconut or olive oil as moisturizers
- Essential oils
And instead of going into the details of exactly why – and what would be a great alternative – we thought we’ll bring you a video that walks you through it.
Now, as you saw in this video – if you watched it to the end – the same person has also made a video where she talks about the things that ARE good for your skin… And we have that for you too…What IS good for the skin
Well, like the last time – we’re starting with the list. If you have been using any of the following stuff in your DIY skincare routines then – GOOD JOB! You’ve been going with the actual good stuff.
So just check out this list at a glance and then you can go in depth with the video – where again, she describes everything in greater detail.
- Honey – especially raw or Manuka honey
- Oil cleansing method
- Fruit masks – but with the right fruits
- Vegetables in face masks
- Clay mask
- Fresh raw egg whites
- Coconut or almond milk
- Finely ground coffee as an abrasive!
- Jojoba beads
And there is that and many other little nuggets of priceless information to be had from this second video. So do check it out till the end!
So, there you have it – this we thought, was actually a treasure trove of stuff to be used. And also a handy guide to what could actually be triggering adverse reactions. For quite a few of you, it was probably that moment when you suddenly realized exactly why something you tried out once made you break out – or why a particular recipe you have bene using for a while now has not been delivering. And now that you have this information – you can get started on making your own skin care routines based on the information you have just got!