5 things you should never ever put on your face
The internet has a lot to say about how to take care of your face. Between so-called trusted beauty products and DIY methods for glowing skin and pimple zapping, there’s so much advice about what to do with your face, you probably don’t know what to do with all of it. In order to narrow down your options, here are five things you should absolutely keep away from your face if you know what’s good for you.
Hairspray Should Stay On The Hair
Some people use hairspray on their faces to help set their makeup so it stays on all day. This is a bad idea. Hairspray has alcohol in it, which can easily dry out your skin and cause irritation and even acne. If you really want to keep your makeup on all day, it’s probably because you care about how you look. In that case, you should invest in an actual setting spray made precisely for that purpose.
Body Lotion Is For The Rest Of The Body Only
When the facial moisturizer suddenly runs out, it might be tempting to reach for body lotion instead. Experts don’t think this is a good idea. Body lotion can lead to blocked pores, which can lead to pimples. Once in a while, using body lotion on your face probably won’t cause you too many problems, but just don’t make a habit of it.
Save The Lemons For The Lemonade
Lemons contain a chemical called psoralen, which makes your skin particularly sensitive to light for up to 24 hours. Lemon on your face, then, makes it super easy for you to get a sunburn. The same is true for limes. Better than risking it, skip the citrus on your face altogether in favor of something that protects you rather than puts you at risk.
Bar Soap Is Not Meant For Facials
Washing your face with bar soap may seem like common sense. However, bar soaps are often much too harsh for the skin on your face because of all the chemicals they contain to get rid of bacteria and thoroughly clean you. Use it too many times on your face and it will strip your skin of all its nutrients.
Expired Products Go In The Trash
The reason beauty products like makeup have an expiration date is that when its active ingredients are no longer active, they could create unintended and undesired effects. While they may seem harmless, your skin could easily become irritated or have some other unfortunate reaction from the use of expired products. Your best bet is to toss expired beauty products just like you toss expired milk.