Things You Should Never Put On Your Face
Wondering which skincare tips are legit or just marketing or old wives tales?
There are so many skincare tips out there - it can be hard to tell what routine or tips are the best for you. Not to mention, some skin care tips out there are plain dangerous.
Without further ado, here are the top things you should NEVER EVER put on your face.
1. Petroleum Jelly
This has been seen as the ultimate natural moisturiser for a long time.
Petroleum Jelly was originally found coating the bottom of oil rigs in the mid-1800s, it's a byproduct of the oil industry and thus not sustainable in the long-term as it is not eco-friendly. This jelly clogs your pores - especially avoid if you are acne-prone, as this may cause breakouts in some people.
2. Lemon Juice
This is in so many DIY masks across the Internet - but one of the biggest risks of putting Phytophotodermatitis. Phytophotodermatitis generally occurs during in spring or summer following some outdoor activity on a sunny day during which there has been contact with citrus fruits. There is a chemical in the fruit that can become activated by UVA rays through the process of photosynthesis.
3: Bar Soap
This usually contains Sodium Lauryl Sulfate - this really dries out your skin through stripping your skin of essential oils.
4. Body Moisturiser
How many times have you run out of facial moisturiser and decided to just use some body lotion? In a pinch, it's fine, right? I have been guilty of this in the past.
I used to do this ALL the time until I found out that it is not so great for your face.
Just like petroleum jelly, body moisturiser clogs the pores in your face and can cause you to break out.
Many toners contain alcohol and it's really bad for your skin!
Here’s another good reason to read the label: alcohol, when absorbed by the skin, not only dries and irritates it; but may cause skin conditions such as acne, eczema, and rosacea. Alcohol gets rid of the oil temporarily - your skin realises there is oil missing - so your skin will end up getting heaps of oil.
There are sperm facials that are really popular - some clinics are selling it for hundreds and hundreds of dollars.
Chlamydia in the eye is not a lot of fun and very much possible to contract from a sperm facial!
7. Self-microneedling devices
Derma rolling - also known as microneedling - involves repeatedly puncturing the skin with tiny, sterile needles attached to a roller.
Doing it at home sounds like such a great way to save money but this treatment is dangerous and should be left to the professionals.
These tiny, unnatural holes disrupt the skin’s natural foundation and it can be very painful to be done without a Doctor giving you numbing cream to ease the pain.
Keep all of this in mind the next time you put a product on your face.