Skin Remedies that Don't Work

January 09, 2019 2 min read

Skin Remedies that Don't Work

Home remedies are some of our favorite things to use on our skin, but there are some that don't work. Many myths are circulating about the different home remedies to use for skin care. We want to tell you which skin remedies that don't work and remedies that do. 

 Homemade Scrubs Don't Always Work

There are myths that baking soda scrubs are some of the best. This is a complete myth! When you add baking soda to a scrub, it will become too abrasive for your skin. It may cause heavy irritation and break outs. The pH of baking soda is 9, which means that it is too much of an alkaline for your skin to tolerate. There are better scrubs to use for your skin such as coconut oil or olive oil. These are better for those with more sensitive skin. 

 Don't listen to the myth about adding mayonnaise to your skin care routine. Many people think that it is very good for sensitive skin, but that is not true. It is not good for every skin type because of how oily it is. This can clog your pores if you are prone to acne and the egg in the mayo can cause redness of your skin. If you are looking for a home remedy to add to your face, why not try using tea bags instead?

 Are you trying to fight acne, but just don't know which myth to trust? Green tea is actually one of the best home remedies to help you. Chill the tea bags after you have brewed some tea and apply them to your face for about ten to fifteen minutes. Hold them on the places where you have the worst acne. This should help you to find some relief after just a few uses. 

Myths can be tricky when it comes to skin care. Keep in mind that there are plenty of places to look for information and remember Swiss Botany can always give you some great information about them. 



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