Popular DIY Ingredients And Beliefs That Are Harmful For Your Skin

Don’t Use Salt or Sugar As Part of a Face Scrub

A lot of people have tried using sugar or salt in a face scrub. Even though salt is very gentle, it’s still too harsh for the skin on your face. A better option for your face is flowers or herbs. Or, if you have really sensitive skin you don’t need to use a scrub at all. A good cleanser or mask will be good enough. Frankly, I think a cleanser and mask it good enough for most.

With that said, sugar and salt are FABULOUS ingredients for a body scrub though.

Vitamin C is A Fabulous Ingredient In Anti-Aging – But It’s a Dangerous Ingredient For Most DIY’ers

Vitamin C is a really popular ingredient in anti-aging skin care. Here’s the thing though – using it in your DIY products it’s more complicated than you think. If you use too much, you burn your skin. If you don’t use enough, it has no effect at all.

On occasion, I use lemons to wash my face, deal with acne or stop a cold sore in its track. It’s great for these things. But I don’t expect the way I use it to stop my wrinkles in their tracks. I have other ingredients I use instead, and I think they work equally well. I could make a product using Vitamin C, but the approach is more scientific and time-consuming. And unless you’re very scientific or skilled, I suggest you stay away from it too.

You Don’t Need To Avoid Oil If You Have Acne or Oily Skin!

A lot of people who have oily skin or acne avoid oil like the plague. Here’s the thing, there are actually some oils that will solve your problem. Blended with the corrected essential oils they can do an excellent job of balancing and controlling the production of sebum in your face.

If you sign up to be on the Path to Natural Skin Care, you’ll get a free carrier and essential oil use chart. They will help you figure out which oils are best for you. Click here to sign up.

Lavender Isn’t Going To Help If You Have Dry Skin

This is one of my biggest pet peeves. There are a ton of people who recommend the use of lavender for dry skin. I love lavender, don’t get me wrong. But it’s much more useful for people who have normal to oily skin.If you use some in a bath or combine some with a moisturizing carrier oil that’s a different story. Used on your body, it’s fine. The skin on our faces is so much more sensitive to changes in PH.


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