10 Popular Beauty Hacks Dermatologists Want You To Avoid

Making your own sunscreen at home is not recommended. Commercial sunscreens undergo rigorous testing to ensure they provide adequate protection against harmful UV rays.

1. DIY Sunscreen

Using lemon juice on the skin can be too acidic and may lead to irritation, especially in sensitive individuals. It's better to use products specifically formulated for skin brightening.

3. Lemon Juice for Brightening

Baking soda can disrupt the skin's natural pH balance and lead to irritation or dryness. It's best to use gentle, pH-balanced exfoliants.

4. Baking Soda Scrubs

Performing microneedling at home without proper training and sterile equipment can lead to infection, scarring, and other complications.

5. DIY Microneedling

Chemical peels should be administered by trained professionals. Attempting them at home can lead to burns, scarring, and hyperpigmentation.

6. DIY Chemical Peels

 Hairspray is not designed for use on the face and can be overly drying or irritating. It's better to use a makeup setting spray specifically formulated for the skin.

7. Hairspray for Setting Makeup

Using rubbing alcohol as a toner can be too harsh and strip the skin of its natural oils, leading to dryness and potential irritation.

8. Rubbing Alcohol for Oily Skin

Essential oils are potent and can cause skin irritation or allergies, especially when used undiluted. Always use them in moderation and follow proper dilution guidelines.

9. Excessive Use of Essential Oils

Creating homemade skincare products with unfamiliar or untested ingredients can be risky and may lead to skin issues. 

10. DIY Skincare Products with Unverified Ingredients

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