You can't believe everything you have seen on the internet. We all know this, but when it comes to DIY face packs we all follow it blindly. Sure, some ingredients are safe to use, but relying on baking soda and other such ingredients to prevent acne, is something that you should definitely not do.

Here are 5 kitchen ingredients you need to stay away from. 

Baking Soda

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"Baking Soda? Why would anyone apply baking soda on their face?" you ask. Surprisingly, people use baking soda as a remedy to reduce acne, lighten dark spots, and remove blemishes. It is definitely not safe. Experts claim that baking soda has several compounds that can tear up your skin and lead to chemical burns or skin allergies. 

Lemon Juice

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You might have seen various DIY face packs remedies with lemon as an ingredient. But is it safe for your skin? Experts don't think so! Lemon is highly acidic in nature and can cause skin irritation. Moreover, its oil can cause a phototoxic reaction on your skin when it’s exposed to UV rays. That means it can cause blisters or rashes.


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While most of the toners contain vinegar, did you know that experts are actually against it? Vinegar has a high pH and is highly acidic in nature. It can cause irritation, sunburn, chemical burn, and depigmentation of the skin.  

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Apart from Tumeric which is known for its anti-bacterial and anti-microbial properties, spices like Cinnamon, cloves, chilli powder. etc. need to be avoided as they can cause irritation, allergies or rashes. If you still want to use any of them in DIY routines, it is suggested that you either consult a dermatologist or do a spot test first. 

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While applying toothpaste on a burn is a hack we have all heard about but beauty experts are against it. Experts believe that toothpaste is filled with irritating ingredients, like peppermint, peroxide, fragrances, and alcohol which can create havoc on your skin. 

Disclaimer: All content, including tips and suggestions, is entirely based on research and data available on the internet. So, it is advised not to construe it as professional medical advice and consult a dermatologist before trying any remedy.

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