From time to time, we have all been tempted by the latest and greatest round of DIY skincare trends that appear to take over the Internet.

 

Unfortunately, they don’t always give us the results we expected, or wanted. 

 

Apparently, many of them are myths, and teach us to not use Google as a free dermatologist!  

 

1. Treating blackheads with lemon juice is a good idea

 

 

It's not; Dermatologists warn that citrus juice is more irritating than it is helpful, and when exposed to sunlight it can burn - badly.

 

2. You probably should always use a toner

 

 

While toner does work wonders for some people, but for others is can leave skin dry and irritated when used all over - don't automatically assume you HAVE to use it. 

 

3. Chocolate causes acne

 

 

There may be a relationship between diet and acne, but it is mostly dairy products and low-quality carbohydrates that are responsible so dark chocolate fans are safe.

 

4. Toothpaste is the best way to get rid of a spot 

 

 

Baking soda can apparently help, but it is not included in all toothpaste and it still doesn’t mean you should be covering your face in it.

 

5. Coconut oil will help reduce age spots and wrinkles 

 

 

It seems that some dermatologists are warning that while it does work as a great moisturiser, it won’t reduce the signs of age spots or sun damage.

 

6. You should use hand sanitizer on your face to tone down oily skin

 

 

We could have guessed that one was a myth....

 

7. The SPF in your makeup (or moisturiser) provides enough protection

 

 

The experts say you broad spectrum coverage with at least 30 SPF.

 

SHARE if you're guilty of a few of these! 

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