Since the beginning of lockdown, there has been a rise in DIY skincare as many people have been trying beauty hacks that they could add into their skincare routine. However, when using DIY skincare it is important to tread with caution because not every food item is made to be used for the skin. For instance, according to dermatologists using lemon to brighten scars and fade scars can leave your skin feeling extra sensitive to sunlight, leaving you with blisters or a rash. However, some may prefer to use DIY skincare products over commercial skincare products because some commercial skincare products contain ingredients that can turn out to be very harsh on the skin and they use very minimal organic and botanical ingredients like argan oil, marula oil, or green tea extract.
Here are a few DIY skincare items that are recommended by dermatologists but before you apply anything on your face, make sure that you do a patch test and you do this by placing the product on your arm and leaving it for a few minutes. If you don’t get any bad reactions, you can go ahead and use the product.
Raw honey as a face mask
Raw honey has moisturising and soothing effects. This is because the sugars found in honey act as natural humectants and emollients that increase the water content in the skin and reduce dryness in the skin, even after they have been washed off, thereby leaving your skin looking radiant and glowing. You can try this by applying raw honey directly onto your skin and leaving it on for up to 20 minutes, then rinsing and massaging it off thoroughly with water.
Egg white as a pore cleansing mask
The nutrients found in eggs are beneficial for all skin types. If you are someone who has large pores, egg whites help close pores and get rid of buildup. To create a pore cleansing mask, add 1 egg white, 1 tablespoon of white sugar, and 2 tablespoons of corn starch, mix all 3 ingredients and then apply onto your face. Let it dry for 15 to 20 minutes, then slowly and carefully peel the mask off and proceed to rinse the face with warm water.
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