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Dangerous Natural DIY Skincare Remedies – 10 Disasters That Could Happen

By February 20, 2022October 2nd, 2022No Comments
N atural skincare is a growing trend that many people are following. It is not a new idea but the recent rise in popularity of DIY solutions has made it more accessible to the masses. The rise in popularity has also brought about a huge increase in the number of people who are trying out DIY skincare and beauty products.

When it comes to natural skincare, we are usually faced with a lot of choices. There are countless DIY solutions that you can try and end up making a mistake that might ruin your skin.

It is not surprising that many of these DIY solutions end up hurting their skin and making them look worse when they continue to use them. Here are 10 disasters you’ll face when using DIY solutions for your skincare needs and most common mistakes when using DIY solutions for skincare and how to avoid them: 

  1. Using alcohol to cleanse your skin. Alcohol strips away the protective layer on the skin which causes it to dry out and peel. It is also a key cause of acne breakouts.
  2. Not using a sunscreen every day. Even if you are not in direct sunlight, indoor UV rays still make their way into your home or workplace.
  3. Spending money on products that don’t work is a colossal waste of time and resources (even if they are labeled as “natural”).
  4. You will likely go through unfortunate allergic reactions each time you use a new product with ingredients that you’re allergic to, but don’t know, yet.
  5. Your skin will become more sensitive in the long run because of the exposure to harsh chemicals in most skincare products, although they claim they are made with natural ingredients (that could mean only a few natural ingredients, and the rest of it is chemicals).
  6. Your skin will become sensitive and breakouts are inevitable when you use DIY ingredients without proper guidance.
  7. Combine baking soda and apple cider vinegar to exfoliate the skin.
  8. Mix honey with lemon juice to brighten skin tone.
  9. Mix turmeric with honey to get rid of acne scars.
  10. Use coconut oil as a moisturizer on your face.

DIY natural skincare can be a great option for people who want to save money and have an eco-friendly solution for their beauty routine, but these products can be dangerous if not done properly.

DIY natural skincare can be a great way to save money, but it comes with some risks. The most common mistake people make when using DIY solutions is that they use the wrong ingredients and products and don’t follow the instructions.

What are the most dangerous DIY natural skincare remedies and why you shouldn’t use them?

With the growing popularity of natural skincare, it’s important to remember that there are some DIY skincare remedies you should never use.

DIY natural skincare remedies have proven that can be dangerous because they contain toxic ingredients which can cause skin irritation and even diseases if you don’t use them properly. The best way to get healthy skin is by using products that are from a proven manufacturer that you can trust, or you yourself need to be well informed before you embark on your own adventure making your own DIY recipes.

There are a lot of DIY natural skincare remedies that you can find online. Some of these might be dangerous and can cause serious health problems.

Most of the DIY natural skincare remedies are not backed by science and they could actually harm your skin. The main reason why these DIY natural skincare remedies are dangerous is that they don’t have any regulations on them. They also don’t have any quality assurance which means that there is no way to know what you’re putting on your skin.

You should always consult a dermatologist before trying out any homemade skin care remedy to make sure that it’s safe for your skin and won’t cause harm to it in the long run.

There are a lot of DIY natural skincare remedies that people use. Some of these remedies may have been passed down from generation to generation and some might have been invented by some of the most influential beauty gurus.

However, these DIY natural skin care remedies can be dangerous for your skin. It is always better to consult with your dermatologist before using any homemade skincare remedy.

DIY natural skincare remedies are not always safe for your skin and it is usually best to consult with a dermatologist before using them on your skin.

DIY natural skincare remedies are often touted as the best way to care for your skin. However, these DIY natural skincare remedies are often dangerous and could potentially cause serious health problems.

The most dangerous DIY natural skin care remedy is using lemon juice as a facial mask. Lemon juice can cause chemical burns on your skin and lead to scarring.

DIY natural skincare remedies are not always safe and should not be used without professional guidance.

With the increasing number of natural skincare products on the market, it is difficult to know what is safe and what isn’t. DIY natural skin care remedies can be dangerous and many people have suffered from reactions like rashes, blisters, and redness.

We have compiled a list of DIY natural skincare remedies that you should avoid:

DIY Natural Skincare Ingredients You Should Never Use


Some blogs advise using apple cider vinegar as a facial cleanser or toner, and they are especially recommended for people with acne or hyperpigmentation spots.

Probably supporters of such a method of facial cleansing, they are actually referring to the well-known fact that apple cider vinegar really is a great cleaner and degreaser – but above all in the household. Regarding recommendations for removing pigment spots with apple cider vinegar, probably a naive parallel is drawn in this recommendation as well, between vinegar as a bleach – but in the household – and using the same on the face, where it is considered that he should / could act equally.

Full strength raw ACV is highly skin irritating and will cause inflammation and burns even after just one use.

It can be used on the skin in low percentages, but never more than 20%.

Raw ACV produces alkaline ash in the body when taken internally, yet it contains a high amount of acetic acid and remains acidic outside of the body.

It’s so acidic that it makes an effective remedy for burning off skin tags and warts, but continued use at full strength can cause permanent skin damage to surrounding tissue.

Raw ACV taken internally can help reduce acidity in the body, promote healthy digestion and elimination, reduce inflammation, aid in detoxification, and promote healthy levels of friendly gut bacteria and microflora that indirectly enhance skin health.


This is more of a category of kitchen ingredients often mentioned in DIY skincare recipes to use as facial exfoliants.

This group of ingredients is excellent to use in DIY body scrub recipes, but even the finest granules are too rough for the delicate skin on the face.

These types of granules have jagged edges that scratch and actually break the skin and these lacerations may not be visible to the naked eye.

The skin on the body is thicker and can handle the level of abrasion and stimulation brought on by these types of scrubs.

Typically the body is protected from environmental pollutants by clothing, whereas the skin on the face is constantly exposed to a barrage of toxins, microbes, radiation, and other aggressors.

Even though it’s not the most popular notion, I recommend keeping facial exfoliation to a minimum, as repeatedly scrubbing and scratching the skin compromises its barrier functionality, immune response, and wound healing process.


Baking soda is commonly used for cleaning just about anything from hubcaps to hair, but it should not be used full strength as an acne treatment or skin lightener.

Using a high concentration of alkali like baking soda can have an even worse effect than using acids on the skin.

The skin’s pH typically ranges from 4.5 to 5.5—it’s slightly acidic.

Applying an acid with a pH of 2 is less dangerous than applying something that’s completely alkaline since the skin is already slightly acidic.

Baking soda paste has a pH of 9 to 11 (14 is 100% alkaline), depending on how much water is added (which is neutral at 7).

Because the skin is slightly acidic, applying an ingredient with a high pH is even more damaging than applying an acid of equivalent potency.

Not recommended at all higher than a 6% concentration of baking soda in a product that’s meant to remain on the skin or 12% in a product that gets washed off.


Lemon juice is one of the oldest home remedies for lightening freckles, age spots, and melasma; and for reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

The thought behind its use makes sense—it’s high in Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) which is an antioxidant and citric acid (an alpha hydroxy acid commonly used in skincare products).

All of the above is true, but in the tips on the internet, lemon juice is literally added to the preparations, with no dilution, or in combination with other ingredients, with which it is not really a good combination, so the result can very easily end in disaster.

Using lemon juice actually makes conditions it is intended to treat, worse!

Like raw ACV, lemon juice is highly acidic and can cause inflammation, and irritation, and compromise the skin’s barrier function.

Ascorbic acid increases the skin’s photosensitivity and increases the risk of sunburn, skin cancer, hyperpigmentation, and premature aging (due to desiccation, if the preparation is not balanced with other ingredients that eliminate this deficiency).

For hours or even days after applying the lemon juice preparations, there is a high risk of hyperpigmentation spots. Even with a thorough face wash, it is impossible to wash off the part of the preparation that is inevitable skin, or rather says irreversible, absorbed.

Due to the very frequent occurrence of hyperpigmentation spots, due to the use of preparations with lemon juice, even in diluted form, and with all precautions, you need to be very careful, or better yet, don’t take any chances, in order to avoid irreparable damage.


Since most natural skincare products contain vitamins like C, E, and other antioxidants, many people think that crushing up the supplement versions of these and making them into a skincare product or spot treatment will carry the same benefits.

Most vitamins remain intact when in pill or powdered form, but become highly unstable and oxidize when mixed with water or other ingredients.

So they actually cause free radical damage to the skin, which is the opposite of what they’re intended to do.

Since dietary supplements are meant to be ingested, digested, and metabolized, they are formulated in a way that’s appropriate for those processes rather than for topical use and would need to be formulated to penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin.

Vitamin E in the form of tocopheryl acetate is oil soluble and has a better chance of penetrating through the skin’s lipid matrix.

Vitamin C in the form of ascorbic acid is water-soluble and must be specially formulated to be able to penetrate into the skin.

Applying crushed-up vitamins to the skin can quickly burn the skin.

In some cases, damage can occur faster than the person is able to remove it from the skin.

If you plan on using vitamins topically, you must purchase them from a cosmetic ingredient supplier who sells ingredients that have been formulated and tested for safe use on the skin.


Many blog authors declare hydrogen peroxide as a great tool for skin whitening, especially for dark spots on the face.

While 3% hydrogen peroxide is great for debriding and disinfecting wounds, it’s not meant for daily, undiluted application.

Repeated use of hydrogen peroxide (and benzoyl peroxide for that matter) on the skin can cause irritant and allergic reactions, blisters, and inflammation.

While it is effective at lightening dark spots, the lightening effect is hard to control since you can’t target individual melanin pigment cells and there’s no way to measure how deep the chemical reaction that removes the pigment occurs or “turn off” its effects.

As a result, you could end up with permanent hypo-pigmentation (lack of pigment) or vitiligo in certain areas.


I’ve seen remedies using only the egg yolk, only the whites, or a mixture of the two as a mask for firming and tightening the skin and refining large pores.

Raw eggs included in recipes for firming, anti-aging creams without a proper preservative, is extremely scary.

Using raw eggs as a single ingredient, immediate use treatment is less risky than mixing it with other ingredients in a formulation, because at least you don’t have to worry about preservation (as you’d have to do with any food ingredient in order for it to be shelf-stable).

You DO have to worry about salmonella, listeria, staphylococcus aureus, avian influenza, and other food-borne pathogens.

Remember, the skin absorbs up to 66% of what you apply to it topically. So just because you’re not eating the raw eggs, doesn’t mean you can’t still get sick from applying them to your skin.

Applying egg white to the lashes is especially dangerous – many users report severe eye inflammation, redness that last severe weeks, and allergies that affect even the surrounding eye area.


Cinnamon has some great benefits like being a stimulant and an antiseptic. But there are some risks when it comes to using cinnamon in face masks. Cinnamon can be a skin irritant and it can cause redness, burning, swelling, or blistering. It can also cause allergic reactions in sensitive individuals.

The studies that have been done on the use of cinnamon for skin conditions like acne or eczema show mixed results. The best thing to do is avoid using cinnamon if you are allergic to it and if you notice any adverse reactions to your skin after use, stop using it immediately.


Ginger is a spice that comes from the root of the plant Zingiber officinale. Ginger is a spice that is used in many dishes. It is also used in face masks to help with the skin. Ginger is not a bad ingredient in face masks. It can be used as a natural ingredient to fight acne, wrinkles, and other skin problems.

However, there are many reasons why ginger should not be used as a face mask ingredient.

First of all, ginger can cause irritation and redness to the skin. This can happen because ginger has been shown to be an irritant for some people. Secondly, it can cause inflammation of the skin which will lead to redness and swelling of the face. Thirdly, it can cause contact dermatitis which will lead to itching and burning sensations on your skin. And lastly, it may cause allergic reactions such as hay fever or asthma.


Some people think that honey and cinnamon are good for their skin. However, it is not true. Honey and cinnamon can cause the mask to dry out the skin by too much exfoliation. It will make the skin more sensitive to sun exposure and cause irritation.

Honey and cinnamon have a high sugar content that can lead to more acne on the skin. According to Dr. Neal Schultz, “Honey is not good for your skin because it’s full of sugar.”

There are many face masks on the market today that use honey and cinnamon as their main ingredients. These ingredients are used to give a natural, youthful glow to the skin. The problem with these two ingredients is that they can cause irritation for some people when applied topically.

The first ingredient in a face mask that should be avoided is honey. Honey has been known to cause allergic reactions in some people although it’s not very common. The second ingredient that should be avoided is cinnamon because it can cause irritation if it’s applied topically as honey does.

…and one more for luck 🙂


Turmeric is a yellow spice that comes from the root of a plant. It is often used in curries and other Indian dishes, but it can also be used for skincare. Turmeric has been used for centuries as an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant to treat skin conditions like acne and psoriasis. However, there are some risks when using turmeric for skincare.

It can irritate sensitive skin, cause allergic reactions, or worsen pre-existing conditions like rosacea or eczema.

The reason why turmeric might be bad for your skin when you use it as a face mask is because of the anti-inflammatory properties that it has. When you apply turmeric to your skin, it will start to release these properties which could cause irritation on the surface of the skin or lead to more serious conditions like rosacea and eczema.

How To Use DIY Natural Skincare Products Safely

DIY natural skincare is all about being your own doctor and taking control of your skincare regimen. But while it’s easy to do, there are some DIY methods that can cause serious damage to your skin.

  • Don’t use any DIY natural skincare products on broken skin or skin that is irritated, sunburned, or otherwise in poor condition.
  • Don’t use a homemade face mask if you have a cold, sinus infection, or other respiratory infection.
  • Don’t use any homemade natural skin care product on children under the age of three.

Top 4 Natural Ingredients For Your Homemade Skincare

It is important to use the right ingredients when you are making your own skincare products. This will ensure that you have a product that is safe and effective for your skin.

Home-made skincare products are the best option for you to ensure that you can have a healthy and natural skincare routine. Here are the top 4 natural ingredients that you should use in your homemade skincare product.

The most important thing to remember when making your own skincare products is that they should be customized for your skin type. Your skin type determines what ingredients you need, and using these top 4 natural ingredients will give your skin the perfect balance of moisture, hydration, and antioxidants.

The top 4 natural ingredients for your homemade skincare products are:

  • Aloe Vera Gel
  • Cucumber Extract
  • Rose Water
  • Olive Oil

These four ingredients are essential for your homemade skin care products. They will help you create a product that is effective and affordable.

It is important to use these ingredients because they are natural and safe for your skin. They also come with a variety of benefits, from softening and soothing the skin, to clearing acne and blemishes.

10 Bad DIY Natural Skincare Remedies That Can Ruin Your Skin

Honey: This is great for treating dry and itchy skin, but honey should not be used on acne-prone skin because it will cause breakouts. Surely, not on its own!

Lemon Juice: Lemon juice has been known to have a bleaching effect on the skin when applied too often and in high concentrations. It’s best to stick with it every other day for a week or two and then use it just twice a week. Lemon Water: Drink lemon water to help with skin lightening and detoxification.

  • Using too much sugar in homemade face masks.
  • Using essential oils without knowing their effects on the skin.
  • Not using a moisturizer after applying the mask.
  • Not using sunscreen when you’re outside.
  • Applying masks with acids (lemon juice), and then go to the sun.
  • Applying a cinnamon mask on your face.
  • Use vinegar on your face.
  • Applying baking soda to the skin.

The beauty industry is a multi-billion dollar industry that has been dominated by western beauty standards. But in recent years, more and more people have turned to natural ingredients to achieve their skincare goals.

If you’re going to try out a DIY recipe, make sure you read the ingredients first so that you’re not putting dangerous chemicals into your skincare routine!

Natural skin care remedies can be done at home and can help you achieve your own personal skincare goals. Some of the most common DIY natural skincare remedies are face masks, scrubs, and toners.

Some common ingredients in DIY face masks include glycerin, propylene glycol, isopropyl alcohol, and olive oil. These ingredients have been linked to acne breakouts and irritation in some people’s skin.

The Dangers Of Homemade Solutions & How To Avoid Them

The dangers of homemade solutions can be avoided by following a few simple rules when it comes to DIY skincare.

Rule 1: You should always consult with a dermatologist before you try any new DIY skincare routine.

Rule 2: Always use the same ingredients and products that are recommended by your dermatologist.

Rule 3: Never mix different types of moisturizers or creams on your own.

There are many DIY skincare routines that work for some people but not for others. Some of these homemade solutions may be dangerous to your skin. In order to avoid the dangers of using a DIY solution, you should use a professional skincare routine that has been tested and proven effective by dermatologists.

Our skin is the largest organ of our body. It is responsible for protecting us from the external environment and providing us with a healthy appearance. It is also important in terms of health and wellbeing.

There are many DIY homemade solutions that people use to care for their skin, but these solutions can be dangerous because they can cause serious side effects such as irritation, allergies, and even infections.

The dangers of using homemade solutions on your skin are not only limited to physical harm, but also mental harm caused by low self-esteem and feeling like you don’t have enough time or money to buy quality products for your skincare routine.

There are many risks associated with using homemade solutions. On the other hand, there are many benefits of using natural ingredients.

To avoid these problems, you should always do research on what products are best for your skin type and what ingredients might be harmful to your skin.

The dangers of using homemade solutions for skincare are many. The most common are allergic reactions, contamination, and lack of control over the potency of the ingredients.

The most important thing to remember is that you should always consult a professional before trying any DIY homemade skincare routine. This will help you avoid the danger of using homemade solutions on your skin and save you money in the long run.

How To Make a Homemade Organic Face Mask?

There are a lot of ways to make a homemade organic face mask. You need to find the right ingredients for your homemade face mask. You will need either a blender or a food processor to mix everything together. You will need a mixing bowl and a measuring cup. Fill the mixing bowl with your choice of ingredients.

The right consistency should be creamy and thick so that it doesn’t drip out when you apply it to your skin.

Application: Apply the mixture to your clean skin and leave it on for 15-20 minutes before rinsing off with water.

This section will give you tips on how to make a homemade organic face mask. There are four simple steps in this guide.

Step 1: Mix the ingredients.

Step 2: Apply the mask.

Step 3: Let it sit for 10 minutes.

Step 4: Rinse off and pat dry with a clean towel.

The importance of making your own products at home is not just about saving money. It also gives you the opportunity to make sure that the ingredients are safe and organic, which can be difficult to find in stores.

Making your own products is a great way to save money and ensure that they are safe and organic. Some people also like to make their own products because they want to know exactly what goes into them.

The first step in making a homemade organic face mask is finding out what ingredients you have at home.

The goal of this article is to provide you with a list of ingredients and instructions on how to make a homemade organic face mask.

The ingredients needed for this recipe are:

– 1 banana

– 1 tablespoon of honey

– 1/2 tablespoon olive oil

– 2 tablespoons oats

– 3 large spoons of yogurt

This is one of the most recommended masks by me for every skin type. Never been reported problems from its use (of course, if you are lactose intolerant, then because of yogurt, you shouldn’t use this mask. As we know, over then 60% of everything you apply to your skin penetrates your body!).

 This mask hydrates the skin and gives a healthy shine and elasticity.