Many women like face masks and scrubs for the face and body. There are millions of recipes on the internet, but you need to know which products are safe and which ingredients are really dangerous and can cause inflammation and other unpleasant symptoms.

The bright side decided to determine which home remedies do more harm than good and which products dermatologists warn against use.

9. Baking soda causes excessive exfoliation.

Yes, granules of baking soda look like granules used in facial scrubs, but in reality, these elements are not good for our skin. Try to remember high school chemistry classes: the pH of a normal skin ranges between 4.5 and 5.7. The pH of the baking soda is 9, which is extremely high.
Applying baking soda by itself would be enough to dry our skin. If you use baking soda on a regular basis, it can actually cause a more serious moisture loss.

8. The toothpaste burns the skin.

Do not apply toothpaste to pimples and red spots. First, it's probably not going to help. Second, The toothpaste contains ingredients like peppermint, peroxide, artificial flavors and alcohol that cause skin burns. It is better to use benzoyl peroxide.

7. Hot water causes the spread of acne.

Hot water dries out the skin and damages its natural protective barrier (You have probably noticed red spots on your skin after taking a hot bath or shower).
Hot water is also very harmful for people with eczema, psoriasis or keratosis. In addition, it causes the spread of acne in people with problematic skin.

6. Peroxide causes irritation and redness.

Peroxide is a good antiseptic that is very resistant to small scratches, wounds and cuts. But it's not a good idea to use it as a component of a home care product. The thing is, peroxide usually causes skin irritation and redness. What else, if you use it too often, it will damage the protective functions of the skin and affect its degree of hydration.

5. Sugar and salt irritate and damage the skin.

As for the body (not the face!), Sugar and sugar scrub really exfoliates the skin. Mix coconut oil and brown sugar to get the perfect scrub for the body. But keep in mind that it's too hard for your face!
The granules of sugar and salt can damage our smooth skin and it will take a while for your face to recover.

4. The hand cream dries the skin and causes allergies.

The skin of our hands is not as sensitive as that of our face. The hands suffer the impact of detergents and cleaning products almost every day. The skin of our face is more sensitive and many environmental factors can affect it.
The hand cream, if applied to the face, can clog pores and cause inflammation. In addition, these cosmetic products can cause severe allergic reactions.

3. Alcohol makes our skin more oily.

Many people with pimples think that alcohol can help them get rid of their problem. But we should know that when our skin loses its protective layer, which alcohol can remove, it produces more sebum to protect itself. In addition, alcohol destroys the layer that protects the skin from bacteria, dirt and other factors.

2. Lemon causes burns.

It is generally recommended to use lemons to get rid of brown spots, pigmentation, freckles and acne. The use of lemons is the opposite of the use of baking soda. The pH of the lemon juice is between 2 and 3. When you apply lemon juice to your face, it irritates the skin at the cellular level. The oils in citrus fruits are also phototoxic: they can cause burns if you spend time in the sun just after using a lemon lotion infused.

1. Cinnamon causes burns and rash.

Many bloggers say that cinnamon is an excellent product to use against pimples, brown spots and pigmentation. But this is not true. It seems that cinnamon causes burns, rashes and dries the skin. Dermatologists also warn us that excessive amounts of cinnamon can cause irreparable damage.

Do you use any of these products? Do they help you or make things worse?