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23 May, 2022
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Do Homemade Face masks Really Work? Here’s The Truth!

Face packs are a common method of taking care of your face skin in India, and DIY face masks are a common household remedy practiced by the most. But, the researchers have revealed that some of the kitchen ingredients used in DIY face masks may be harmful and can even have side effects on your skin. 

DIY face masks might be beneficial for some, but all kitchen ingredients usually don’t suit all types of skin. A lot of people have reportedly contacted dermatitis while using DIY homemade face masks. They have noticed the following symptoms:

  • Burning sensations in their skin.
  • Itching or soreness.
  • Inflammation.
  • Scaly skin.

Follow the tips below to help minimize the risk of using homemade DIY face masks.

Don’t Just Try Anything

Homemade face masks are a part of Indian culture for long now. We get recommendations from friends, and family members, and use them accordingly. But, ensure not to try anything blindly, otherwise, you may end up damaging your skin further. Consider experimenting with one type of face mask and notice its benefits and side effects. Only continue further when you are sure that this kitchen ingredient suits your skin type

Know the Right Proportions

You need to stick to a precise quantity of the kitchen ingredient while preparing your DIY masks. Even an extra pinch of an ingredient can severely damage your soft facial skin. For example, when lemon is used in the right quantity, it is quite beneficial as it nourishes our skin. But if used in larger quantity, it may result in some severe allergic reactions. 

Test and Use

Skincare is a sensitive issue and must be handled accordingly. When trying a DIY face mask for the first time, you must patch test it. For example, you can use it as a small patch near your elbow. Notice any side effects and if you feel any discomfort. Use it as a face mask only when you are sure that it would not irritate your skin. Many kitchen ingredients including lemon, raw fruits, vegetable oil, and spices like cinnamon, turmeric, and even milk can result in producing skin hazards to sensitive skin. 

Some Face care Tips

If you want to have a clean and smooth skin, or want to revitalize it, you need to take extra care of your skin. Avoid alcohol face cleansers, and frequently wash your face if you have oily skin. Moreover, clean your face after an exercise session, or when your skin is exposed to a harsh environment for a long time. Use a moisturizer, make sure to apply sunscreen if your skin is going to get exposed to the sun.

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