DIY Skin Hacks to Avoid
Although people report that DIY hacks like toothpaste and lemon juice work wonders for skin problems like dark spots and acne, the truth is that these hacks may cause more harm than good and damage the skin's barrier. Here's a list of DIY-ingredient hacks you should avoid at all costs! (1) Baking soda. This common household ingredient has a pH level of 8, which can cause significant stress and water loss to the skin. (2) Lemon juice. Although it may have citric acid, it's far too acidic to use on the skin, especially after sun exposure. Applying lemon juice to the skin can also be drying and irritating. (3) Garlic. In raw form, it can cause eczema, skin inflammation, blisters, and skin allergies.