Why Should You Say No to DIY Skincare?



Hi everyone, we would like to welcome you to our first blog!

This newly launched website offers skin care products, as well as blogs where we will be sharing techniques to help our readers accomplish and maintain healthy, glowing skin. 


In this blog we would like to address a very heated debate regarding homemade skincare vs professionally formulated products. 

We are certain that you have seen loads of DIY skincare recipe videos and posts all through the internet and may have even tried a few, but we are here to let you know the truth. They may seem harmless, but they actually can do more damage than good. 


Squeezing the juice from a lemon and putting it onto your face, is really not the same as the vitamin c you find in professional skincare products. Allow us to elaborate. Lemon juice is extremely acidic and can cause damage to your skin. You might experience excessive dryness, redness and even peeling. Other common ingredients used in DIY skincare are sugar, coconut oil and eggs. Sugar scrubs are far too harsh for the facial skin while coconut oil is comedogenic, meaning it can clog your pores and cause acne, and by putting raw egg on your skin you run the risk of getting a bacterial infection called salmonella. 

Also, the fruits and vegetables in the supermarket are covered in pesticides and a simple wash won’t get rid of them.


Ingredients in professional skincare products are carefully chosen, tested and mixed in sterile laboratories, by professional and qualified chemists. These specialised experts have the ability to know how to obtain the best extracts from fruits, vegetables and other ingredients in order to put them at a concentration that is perfect for developing long term, and good results. Let’s also mention that the finished products undergo safety testing before they are released to the public.

Another interesting point is that DIY skincare is unstable, as there is a lack of preservatives. Preservatives are added to prevent microorganisms from contaminating and growing within the products. Without preservatives skincare products are very likely to grow bacteria, mode and yeast.

It is important that skin care products undergo chemical processing to be mixed into a formation. Many synthetic materials used in skin care products are essentially vehicles to deliver the active ingredients into the deeper layers of the skin. Otherwise, some ingredients would never be absorbed, making the product less effective.

Now that we have laid out the risks with DIY skincare, you can understand why its better to avoid it and that professional skincare companies are there for a good reason. 


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