Being a person with sensitive skin has got me suffered half of my life finding the perfect product that clears up my face without having to deal with skin reactions. But natural ingredients has always been a savior for most of us and also saved me from spending my hard earned penny on not so result oriented products. Well, I am a big DIY fanatic and have tried almost everything on my face for a perfect looking skin because why not, if we can eat it, we can definitely put it on face right? But to your surprise, not everything you eat is suitable for sensitive skin and some might cause serious irritation and breakouts. So get a patch test before putting these ingredients to your DIY face mask next time!
We have been hearing about the benefits of lemons for acne treatment, de-tanning and spotless skin since ages and I’m sure it is! But it’s a big No No for sensitive skin because of the higher amount of acid present in lemon can disturb in the delicate acid mantle of your skin and it can be caused by other citric fruit as well like Orange.
Apple Cider Vinegar
If you have acne prone sensitive skin and people tell you to use Apple cider vinegar then don’t ever listen because it will only worsen your acne and might also cause rashes since it’s also acid-rich chemical composition which is too harsh for your skin.
Tea Tree essential oil
Tea Tree is beneficial for treating various skin conditions including acne, but diluting it with your toner or mixing with moisturizer can cause burning sensation and further breakouts, although you can use it to heal acne by just putting it on the spot using an earbud.
Apparently, I am reading things like garlic is very good for acne on the internet. Do not trust them if you see somewhere saying that garlic is good for sensitive skin. Garlic can cause allergic contact dermatitis. Diallyl disulfide and allicin in garlic are thought to be the principal offending agents, with diallyl disulfide being the strongest sensitizer. This component appears to be heat sensitive, so raw garlic causes skin reactions that resemble like burns and rashes.
Baking Soda is mostly used to treat acne and skin lightening but the side effects of this ingredient can do more harm than good. It can actually worsen your acne condition and leads to skin inflammation. This happens because baking soda interferes with your skin’s pH level. The pH scale is from 0 to 14. So anything above 7 is alkaline, and anything below 7 is acidic. A pH of 7.0 is neutral.