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9 Beauty Tips You Follow Everyday But You Must Not

Today everywhere on the Internet, you will get a bulk of articles on DIY tutorials. And you may desire to apply all of them to enhance your beauty. But with so much of information, at times, it is hard to choose the suitable one for your skin. It is necessary to make a good analysis before you try any DIY tricks and tips, as these home remedies aren't always what your skin needs in the long run. Down here are the things you should stop using right now.  

1. Lemon

Lemon is believed to cure blemishes, dark spots, and other skin problems. But do know how much it harms your skin? Lemon is highly acidic, applying it on your skin directly can cause skin irritations and redness. If you have delicate skin, don't implement it on your face.

2. Petroleum jelly

Petroleum jelly is very helpful in healing cuts, bug bites, and other wounds. But it is harmful to your skin. It may moist your face initially, but later it can cause dryness.

3. Hot water steam

Facial steaming is known as the best method for blocked skin pores. It helps to circulate blood in your face. However, hot boiling water can shred the barrier that prevents moisture from escaping the skin, leaving it dry and imbalance. So, it's better to use lukewarm water instead of hot boiling water.

4. Toothpaste

Another faster and one of the famous DIY tricks is: using "toothpaste" for spot treatment. But it's actually harmful. Remember that toothpaste is made to treat the area of your tooth enamel. So the chemicals in it could burn your skin, leaving dark scars. Use tea tree oil instead!

5. Baking Soda

Baking soda has pH of 9 which is too alkaline for your skin; it will damage your skin's natural barrier and allows bacteria to enter inside. It can also take away the moisture from your skin.

6. Body lotions

We all know that our body skin is different from face skin and face skin is more sensitive. Body lotions are specially made for body types, contains fewer nutrients. On the other hand, face skin requires more nourishment. Using lotion on the face would be a greater risk of adverse reaction.

7. Glue

This is an odd trick which has been in practice for years. People use it for removal of blackheads, whiteheads, and other dirt. But, it's really harmful to your skin; you may get allergic reactions on the face.

8. Rubbing alcohol

It can help in cleaning germs on your skin and remove excess sebum. However, it's one of the damaging ingredients you put on your face; it may cause skin irritation and painful peeling. Don't use toner which contains pure isopropyl alcohol.