You will find Lemon and Lime in a lot of DIY skincare recipes. They are not good for your skin, and have the potential to damage your skin completely and lead to post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
- It can BURN your skin: The pH of Lemon Juice is extremely low compared to our skin. The AHA acid molecules in the lemon juice are very tiny and when applying on your skin, they fly through the skin and can burn your skin and lead to post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
- Blisters: Lemon juice includes psorolin which can lead to photo-toxicity which is basically a formation of blisters on the skin when UV hits the skin.
Another ingredient used in DIY skincare is Yoghurt because it basically transforms into Lactic Acid when applied to our skin. This is not as horrific of a DIY ingredient like Lemon juice as it is a gentle form of AHA. However, why not buy a Lactic Acid Exfoliator and keep the kitchen for cooking purposes only? Those products will be well formulated with neutralizing pH ingredients and dermatologically approved so why take such risks of over cleansing or exfoliating with DIY products? The products are much cheaper and convenient than spending time cooking up your own skincare which is very likely to cause irritation, burns and silently damage your skin in the long run
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