Sep 13, 2022Liha Okunniwa

Our raw Shea butter is at the top of many lists for use as a base for making your own DIY products at home, as well as a myriad of other uses you can read more about HERE.

But what are some of the old classic DIY myths that need de-bunking? We put together our list of no-no's that you may still be using that can damage your skin barrier and cause ore long term damage than benefit:

  • Lemon juice: It may have citric acid, but it’s far too acidic and can cause dark spots to appear after sun exposure. It can also dry and irritate your skin.
  • Baking soda: At a pH level of 8, baking soda will stress your skin, significantly decrease your skin’s water content, and cause dry skin.
  • Garlic: In raw form, garlic can cause skin allergies, eczema, skin inflammation, and watery blisters.
  • Toothpaste: The ingredients in toothpaste may kill germs and absorb oil, but they can also dry out or irritate your skin.
  • Sugar: As an exfoliant, sugar is too grainy and harsh for the skin on your face. 
  • Vitamin E: Topical application of vitamin E can irritate your skin and is not proven to improve scar appearance.

The skin on your face needs extra care, particularly during transitional changes. Check out our CLEANSING DUO HERE for all your skin troubleshooting needs.

If you liked this article, you may also like 4 DIY Shea Butter Recipes and The Benefits of Aromatherapy & Essential Oils for Modern Living

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