Natural cosmetics are in fashion. 33.5% of the natural beauty industry consists of natural skin care, 33% of natural hair care and 41% of beauty consumers use a DIY product on a monthly basis. But even though they are environmentally friendly and generally less harsh, we still need to be careful when adding these natural ingredients to our beauty routine.
1. Coconut oil to smoothen dry hair
Now we can see coconut oil pretty much everywhere, from skincare to hair treatments. But it is important to know that coconut oil is not for all hair types. For low-porosity hair, the thin layer of coconut oil can block the few ways water can get into the strands, which can prevent your hair from getting the moisture it needs, leaving things dry.
2. Apple cider vinegar as an astringent
Many people use apple cider vinegar to treat acne, dandruff, or even as a natural deodorant. However, its high acidity can cause dangerous chemical burns on the skin. For better use, try adding water to the mixture.
3. Egg whites to tighten pores
Egg whites are often used to tighten facial pores for smoother skin. However, eggs are common carriers of salmonella and we shouldn’t get them too close to our mouths when raw.
4. Cinnamon for acne treatment
Cinnamon has become popular as an acne solution. While many people started to add this ingredient in their face masks, some complaints about allergies and burning sensation also started to appear. This is because contact dermatitis is a common downside of using cinnamon, which causes redness, rashes and irritation.
5. Lemon juice as an anti-aging mask
It’s no surprise that lemon juice is rich in vitamin C and antioxidant properties. For this reason, more and more people are adding this ingredient to their face masks to benefit from its anti-aging effects. But lemon can lead to hyperpigmentation and burning of the skin, so it should be used with caution.