As a beauty writer, nothing irritates me more these days than the booming popularity of beauty DIYs. It’s not that I’m judging anyone for trying to save some money (hey, I’m on a budget too) or that I’m too lazy (okay fine, it’s partly that). I’ve had more than my fair share of beauty experiments in the kitchen. It’s fun, and for the most part it all turned out fine.
However, I’m kind of shocked by how much ineffective or downright harmful beauty advice is still being circulated online. It’s the age of information, with facts readily available at our fingertips, and women are more knowledgeable and discerning about their beauty products than ever. So why do so many women still think it’s okay to rub a lemon on their face? Perhaps it’s because many people still believe that natural means better, but the truth is that you need to be wary of what you put on your skin whether it’s from nature or a lab. Everything (including water!) is a chemical.
So don’t be put off from your weekend beauty DIYs. Just be smart and safe. To help you know what to avoid, here’s a list of the most common, cringe-worthy DIY suggestions that I’ve seen on Pinterest and blogs. And remember a good rule of thumb: if a pin claims to “instantly” fix something like scars or to be better than a medical procedure, that pin is lying to you.
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