dreamstime_xxl_28382300Some DIY facials ingredients may do more harm than good. 

Many people would rather make their own facials at home than paying for microdermabrasion or a facial in Nashville. Some DIY facials may be beneficial for your face, but there are many recipes out there that contain ingredients that can end up damaging your skin. If you haven’t already, check out our last blog to learn about a few of the worst ingredients to use in DIY facials. Keep reading to learn about more DIY facial ingredients to avoid:

#4. Baking Soda

While it’s true that baking soda has the right texture to exfoliate your skin, it’s not a good substitute for a professional exfoliating facial. Unfortunately, baking soda is too alkaline to be applied to your face. Using products that are too alkaline can harm the natural barrier of your skin that is responsible for keeping out the bad bacteria.

#5. Coffee Grounds, Sugar or Salt

These ingredients are often used to exfoliate the skin, and while they may work beautifully in a body scrub, they are far too rough to be used on your face. The skin on the body is much thicker, and it can handle more abrasive ingredients.

#6. Hydrogen Peroxide

Some people use hydrogen peroxide to lighten dark spots on the skin, but this lightening effect isn’t exactly easy to control and you can’t target the specific cells that you want to. Additionally, repeated use of hydrogen peroxide can cause inflammation, allergic reactions, irritation and blisters.

Don’t risk putting something on your face that could damage it! Instead, get a professional facial from Ona Ultimate Skincare!