Slowly back out of the kitchen. Put down the mixing bowl. What you’re concocting in there should never be slathered all over your face. If you’ve been emboldened by Pinterest or you’re just looking to clear your skin up and get rid of some leftover condiments at the same time, this is your reality check. There are some DIY facial treatments you should never try at home. Seriously.
1. Don’t Put Mayonnaise on Your Face
Why would you put mayonnaise on your face? It smells weird, it’s for sandwiches and it’s just plain bad for your skin. The fats and oils in greasy mayo can cause clogged pores, breakouts and bacteria. Save the mayo for a sandwich and call a professional for a laser treatment that can help your skin look less “ham and cheese on rye” and more glowing.
Before you try any DIY facial treatment, as yourself if you’d want to explain to a doctor that your face is irritated because of the weird ingredients you willingly rubbed on it.
2. Rubbing a Lemon on Your Skin Is Bad
This DIY might smell better than the mayonnaise, but it’s no less damaging. Using a lemon to lighten skin is a fast and easy way to disrupt your skin’s delicate natural pH balance. Again, if you’re looking to even out your skin tone, a professional with professional tools and professional knowledge is the way to go.
3. Cinnamon Is Not a Facial Scrub
Your face is not a snickerdoodle and you should not treat it as such. A cinnamon facial scrub is supposed to exfoliate and cleanse, but it reality you’re going to get burned. (No, seriously. Cinnamon can literally burn your skin.) Look for a laser treatment that can help remove dead skin cells and rejuvenate your face instead of raiding your spice rack.