The one good thing that we all learnt during the quarantine was how to care for our skin. Many people used this free time to find out their skin type and create a routine that gave their skin the proper care and nourishment it had been lacking. But it’s not just skin, during this time, we’ve also seen the growth of plenty of DIY beauty treatment and while some continue to have beneficial results, there are a few that might be doing more damage than good. So, if during the past couple of months, you’ve noticed rashes, dark circles, breakouts on your skin, or even increase in dandruff, then you need to rethink your beauty routine.
While it’s great if you’ve invested time in perfecting a proper skin and hair regimen, but if your routine isn’t working for you, there’s no point continuing it. Here are a few DIYs and skin routines that gained popularity during the lockdown, but is doing more harm than good.
Yes, oiling your hair regularly and leaving it overnight has been an age-old Indian tradition for achieving longer and stronger locks. But this doesn’t mean that oiling your hair every single day will generate better results --- it basically serves no purpose. Over oiling can lead to increase in dandruff, weigh down your hair and make it look greasy. So, stick to oiling it just once a week.
The purpose of an alcohol toner is to get rid of any stubborn makeup residue that survived your face cleanse. Since you aren’t wearing heavy makeup daily anymore, try switching to non-alcoholic toners to prevent skin dryness, tightness or even redness.
Over the past couple of months we’ve seen the growth of plenty of DIY face packs for healthy glowing skin but here’s the thing, not all ingredients in your kitchen are skin-friendly. This is especially true if you fall under the sensitive skin category. Going overboard with your DIY face packs and using ingredients that don’t necessarily suit your skin type can lead to skin damage.
Lemon is a common ingredient used to get rid of pigmentation and tanning but since this product is extremely acidic, it can lead to skin irritation. Using this ingredient directly on your skin regularly can also lead to skin sensitivity, excessive dryness, and even peeling of your skin. If you need to use lemon, be sure to dilute it with water or honey.
We understand that this humid weather is making your skin feel greasy, especially if you have an oily skin type but that’s no reason to cleanse your face after every hour or so. Over cleansing can lead to excess production of sebum by the sebaceous glands, which lead to clogged pored and breakouts. Stick to cleansing your face twice a day and use a face mist if it starts to feel icky through the day.
If you’ve been following DIY ways to get rid of your moles, you need to stop ASAP. This can be dangerous. It not only leads to skin damage, but it can have an effect on your overall health as well. It’s best to see a doctor if you need to get rid of moles on your body.
Before adopting any new beauty trends be sure to do your full and thorough research on it first. 'Coz let's face it, you can't believe everything you find on the internet.
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