9 Things That Harm Facial Skin. Are You Using Them?

There are many DIY guides that promise to beautify your face with the contents of your kitchen cabinet. If it sounds too good to be true, however, it probably is. Here are 9 “suggestions” commonly found in beauty guides that can actually hurt your facial skin.


1. Lemon

Lemon is one of those natural cures that people like to recommend for everything. Unfortunately, it won’t work any miracles on your face. The acidity of lemon juice is actually bad for the tender skin around your cheeks and eyes, so steer clear of these yellow fruits in your beauty regimen.

2. Hairspray

Hairspray is touted as a magical drying agent that will eliminate acne by dehydrating your pores. This is complete fiction. While it’s true that hairspray will dry out your skin, the chemical irritants found in hairspray will dirty your pores and increase your risk of acne, so you’re better off not using it at all.

3. Vaseline

On the opposite end of the spectrum, many people use Vaseline to try and hydrate their facial skin. This is also a mistake. Vaseline contains too many oils and compounds to be good for your sensitive facial skin; it’s especially harmful when it collects in the creases of your eyes, ears, and nose and stays there for hours. All in all, Vaseline is another “beauty tip” that does the exact opposite of what it claims.

4. Body Lotion

It’s called body lotion for a reason. If you’re ever reading a beauty guide that tells you it “doesn’t matter” or “isn’t a big deal” if you use body lotion on your face, the author doesn’t know what they’re talking about. The skin on your face is much thinner and more sensitive than the skin on the rest of your body. It can be irritated and eve damaged by using harsh products not meant for it. Stick to body lotions for your body and face creams for your face.

5. Sugar

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