Why You Should be Wary of DIY Beauty Treatments
We’re in the age of do-it-yourself projects thanks to sites like Pinterest and Youtube, where you can find endless tutorials on how to make anything and everything you can imagine. DIY beauty treatments are one of the most popular items on those sites because they allow you to easily pamper yourself at home while saving money on spa or salon treatments. Sounds perfect, right? Think again. Many of these DIY treatments pride themselves on only using ingredients that you already have lying around your house; therefore, you may be putting your skin at risk of becoming damaged by using cheap, low-quality ingredients. Here are some things you need to know about DIY beauty treatments to ensure your skin stays safe and healthy.
Caution: Unsafe Ingredients
Scrubs, cleansers, and facial masks are some of the top DIY beauty treatments that are sought after by women. It can be very appealing to want to try out a facial product that uses only natural ingredients like lemons, sugar, salt, and even oatmeal. However, even those natural ingredients can harm your skin if you’re using them improperly. Fruit acids, like the ones found in lemons, can actually burn your skin when used incorrectly. Scrubbing your skin using oatmeal, table sugar, or salt probably seems like a great way to naturally exfoliate your skin, but the sharp edges of those ingredients can scratch the surface of your skin. This can lead to skin irritation and redness. Even attempting to “steam” your face using a pot of boiling water can cause serious harm to your skin. There are even DYI treatments out there that suggest using kitty litter! Yikes!
Stick with a Professional
I totally understand wanting to cut costs or find ways to pamper yourself on the cheap, but you should never, ever jeopardize the health of your skin simply to save some cash. Botanica only uses quality ingredients that are pH balanced and modified to ensure that your skin cells properly accept the ingredients of all of our facial treatments. Quality ingredients are able to penetrate the skin more deeply than any DIY products.
You should never try to correct skin issues like acne, pigmentation, or wrinkles yourself at home. Whatever kitchen ingredients you might be tempted to use will never be as effective as the combination of an appropriate skincare regimen and regular treatments with a licensed skincare expert.
You’ll be saving your skin (and money) in the long run if you trust your skin to a Botanica expert.