These 5 Beauty Hacks Don’t Do Your Skin Any Justice
Trust us, we know how important it is to have beautiful, glowing skin. And most think that having beautiful skin requires a ton of expensive products. To keep pockets tight and money right, most resort to Natural Skin Care Tips to substitute what many of expensive products claim they can provide. Using natural products on your skin is ideal, but many of the skin hacks found on the Internet may not do your skin any justice.
Here are a few Natural Skin Care Tips that you should ditch:
Using raw eggs on your face
Eggs are known to have amazing beauty properties. Egg whites in specific are known to magically tighten and shrink pores, reducing oily skin, removing fine facial hair and more. This skin-tightening secret has been around for ages, but so has Salmonella.
Salmonella causes a common food-borne illness giving symptoms ranging from bloody stool, vomiting and more. After putting raw eggs on your face, you can still feel many of the same effects of poisoning including a rash. The rash is extremely patchy and paired with pink dots on your skin. This bacterial infection can be treated, but it’s best to leave the eggs for breakfast rather than on your face.
Toning your face with rubbing alcohol
Toning your face is an essential part of skincare. Toners shrink the appearance of pores and cleanse leaving little room for dirt and oil to clog them. Since your pores almost instantly shrink after toning, skin irritations and acne become a thing in the past. Of course, you’re more than welcome to spend your hard earned cash on an expensive toner, but using natural items like witch hazel as well.
Some take things a step further and attempt to tone with rubbing alcohol. Rubbing alcohol is an extreme chemical substance that will do nothing but dry out your skin and obliterate a bit of moisture your skin was holding on to. Not only will this result in tight and irritated skin, your skin may fight back by producing an extreme amount of oil to make up for your stupidity.
Using hairspray to set your makeup
After spending an hour of painting on your face with your coveted makeup products, you’d want it to last all day. Makeup isn’t cheap and no one wants to reapply every few hours. Setting spray is the best option for those who want a long-lasting look, but we don’t recommend using hairspray. Most may think if it holds your hair in place, why not use it to hold your makeup in place as well? We hate to break it to you, but hairspray isn’t formulated for your skin. Constantly using it as setting spray will cause dryness, flaking, and irritation. Stick to makeup setting spray.
Exfoliating with sugar, salt, or baking soda
Exfoliating is one of the most popular beauty trends in 2019. There’s nothing better than getting rid of old and dry skin to reveal a revitalized you. You can purchase an exfoliator, but when on a budget, most opt to use household items like sugar or salt. While these granules may seem they are doing their job, they may be too harsh for your face. Using salt or sugar as a scrub can leave your skin raw and irritated.
Using coconut oil as a moisturizer
It seems as if coconut oil is the holy grail of 2019. You can honestly put the essential oil on everything. Cooking with it, adding it to your hair products and on your body provides great benefits but putting it on your face can only make your existing skin problems worse. Coconut oil can easily clog pores leaving you with oily breakouts. Let’s leave the oils for our body and food and stick to moisturizers for our face this year.
In all, we understand why you’d consider taking the cheap route to skincare, but in the long run, it won’t do your skin any justice. Your friends at Dr. Longwill’s Center for Dermatology can help you kick those unfit skin hacks and provide a skin care routine fit for a king or queen. For more questions about Natural Skin Care, feel free to give us a call.