We all know how annoying it can be when you wake up and see a new blemish on your face right when you are about to attend an important event. Or how about when you wash your face or use your favorite spot treatment on the blemish, and it just doesn’t go away. As painful as it may be to patiently wait until your pimple disappears on its own, it can be even more painful to try hurry the process with harsh products that aren’t meant for your skin. Do It Yourself (DIY) treatments and masks may seem like an easy way to work magic on these areas, but there are some ingredients you need to avoid.
Here are 4 products that should never be used on your face:
- Toothpaste. You may have seen this tip online or in magazines as a teenager: use toothpaste as a spot treatment to dry out pimples. However, most toothpaste brands contain different ingredients, and there is no telling what will irritate your skin even more, often causing increased redness and lingering pain.
- Baking soda. Many DIY face masks include baking soda as an ingredient. Baking soda can be harsh and can cause damage by changing the pH levels of your skin.
- Rubbing alcohol. A common household item people reach to when they want to get rid of a zit fast is rubbing alcohol. Unfortunately, they may be damaging their skin even more. Like toothpaste, this ingredient can be harsh when applied directly to your face.
- Lemon juice. Lemon juice is perfectly fine as a liquid to drink, but that is the only way one should enjoy it. Lemon juice is acidic, and can cause your skin to become irritated and even more susceptible to sun damage.
As with any skincare product, you should always do your research before applying DIY ingredients to your face. At Bloom Mineral Beauty, we do the research for you in our skincare line. We are committed to using the best natural ingredients, including Dead Sea Minerals. Visit our online store or give us a call at 757-842-6350 to talk with us about Bloom Mineral Beauty products.