DIY SKINCARE – TO BE OR NOT TO BE?
DIY skincare is still trendy. It is fuelled in part by the craft movement and includes using things often available in the kitchen on the skin in order to produce a certain outcome. But, can these home-made skincare remedies actually help to get smoother, healthier-looking skin?
At first look, it may appear such. After all, using something in its original, pure state appears to be the healthiest and most efficient option, right? Not so quickly. First, allow me to offer some context. When you consume something, your saliva begins to break it down. It next passes through the digestive tract, where nutrients from the meal are dispersed throughout the body as needed. Because the skin lacks a function like the digestive system, it is impossible to apply food to the face and expect nutrients to simply penetrate the skin.
That isn’t to imply there aren’t any useful DIY skincare recipes out there.
HERE ARE SOME DIYS TO AVOID
FACIAL SCRUBS – Exfoliating the face using ground-up walnut shells and sugar scrubs.
DANGER: “Rubbing your skin raw—using scrubs not suited for the face—will only lead to disaster, scars, illness, and discolouration,”
INSTEAD: To avoid skin tears, use sponges or cloths made of soft, natural fibers instead of standard face scrubs.
MASKS – Make your own masks with items from your own kitchen.
DANGER: “It’s no secret that culinary chemicals are comparable to the sorts of compounds found in skin care products. “The issue arises when individuals attempt to build their own masks or goods without fully comprehending how they interact.” This can lead to a massive mess with no noticeable changes to your skin.”
INSTEAD- identify your skin problem and then seek for an all-natural mask that is tailored to your skin type and concern.
ACNE TREATMENTS include using nail clippers to burst pimples and toothpaste to cure acne.
DANGER: “This is referred to as ‘bathroom surgery.'” The issue with performing your own extractions is that you are not adequately sterilizing your hands and face, which allows germs to move from one region to another, resulting in discomfort and further breakouts,
INSTEAD: If you need to cure acne quickly, search for spot treatments that contain antibacterial and anti-inflammatory substances such as sulfur, chamomile, tea tree, and peppermint oils.
Because homemade products lack preservatives, bacteria can easily develop and cause breakouts.
Masks made from raw materials, such as eggs, may contain harmful bacteria (read: salmonella).
Unpolished scrubs can cause minute incisions in the skin, allowing more germs to enter.
Finally, keep an eye out for food allergies…………
The concluding part of our black hair series comes up next week