No matter if you are in the middle of the fashion crisis or facing some annoying beauty woes, these days, there are amazing hacks for almost everything. And while there’s no denying the fact that these wonderful hacks always prove to be time-saving and hassle-free, there are a few hacks that can do more harm than doing any good, especially when it comes to your skincare. Everybody wants their beauty woes to be fixed as quickly as possible, and while a few hacks manage to show pretty effective results, they might end up causing some damage in the process that will further add to your problem.
Finding an easy and quick way to deal with the skin woes might seem a very tempting offer, but experimenting with them at the cost of putting your skin at risk is not the wisest thing to do. However, it’s important for you to establish a difference between effective hacks and faulty hacks. To make things a bit easier for you, we have rounded up a list of some skincare hacks that you should never try at home.
Using the melting technique to remove your blackheads
We agree that blackheads are extremely annoying, and they are not the prettiest sight to look at, but squeezing them out is the last thing you should be doing. No matter what, you should never squeeze out your blackheads as it not only leaves your skin irritated but also causes scarring, plus the pain can be pretty unbearable. There are quite a few ways that most people commonly use to get rid of blackheads, and melting them is one of them. This hack is nothing but bad news for your skin. This hack involves using petroleum jelly and covering it with a hot towel. This might seem a pretty effective way, but in actual, it can further clog your pores, which will worsen the problem. Therefore, it’s best to get your blackheads extracted by an aesthetician.
Bleaching your skin using lemon juice
Lemon juice is one of those ingredients, which is used widely in a bunch of DIYs for treating your skin woes. While it is known to contain several skin-benefiting properties and helps your skin in multiple ways, there are also a few drawbacks of using lime juice on your skin. As long as you have diluted the lime juice to counter its acidity, you are good to go to use it for the skin; however, applying the lime juice directly on your skin is completely inadvisable. When you apply the juice as a bleach on your dark patches and even on your underarms, it might cause your skin to become red whilst also resulting in peeling and burning.
Using cinnamon to plump your lips
We all love plumped lips, and there are endless hacks that keep running on the internet that alleges to give the same results as one gets after getting lip fillers. As much as we love the sound of this thing, blindly following them is not the wisest thing to do. One of the many popular ways to get plumped lips is by using cinnamon when mixed with honey and rubbed on lips. The skin on your lips is extremely thin and delicate, using an ingredient like cinnamon can leave your lips irritated and damaged. Therefore, it’s best to steer clear of this ingredient for your lips.
Waxing your face
We already don’t like the sound of it. Waxing your face at home all by yourself is such a silly thing to do. Face waxing is something that one should get done by the professionals at the wax salons. This is definitely not the best way of dealing with certain skin issues like whiteheads, tanning, or dead skin. Chances are, you might accidentally end up burning or scarring your face while waxing, therefore, it’s better if you leave this job to the professionals.