Not everything you read on the internet is true, and that includes the million-and-one new skin care “hacks” that grace your social media pages daily. So, please, use caution — and a little common sense — before trying the next best thing for your skin on the web.
Because honestly, the best treatment for improving skin texture and tone isn’t hiding in your kitchen cupboards. So skip right over these three outlandish rejuvenation hacks and see a professional, will ya?
Lemon Juice as Skin Brightener
Are we seriously still doing this? Lemon juice is super acidic, so it really has no place on your skin. Not only can it seriously dry out your skin, but it can also cause chemical burns and hyperpigmentation.
If your skin could use a little brightening up, turn to the many laser treatment options you’ve got and stay far, far away from the lemon juice.
Cinnamon Face Mask
Treat yourself to a real facial from a professional — your skin will totally thank you.
Cinnamon is a delicious treat for your taste buds, but not your skin! There have been some DIY face mask recipes floating around that call for this festive spice, but be warned — cinnamon can burn and severely irritate your skin!
Using Glue to Get Rid of Blackheads
In theory, slathering school glue all over your face and then peeling it off might sound like a reasonable way to get rid of blackheads. But if you stop and think about what’s inside that bottle of glue for a second, it suddenly doesn’t sound so great.
You’ll likely end up with even more blackheads and breakouts than what you started with.