By now we’re all wise and old enough to know that a lot of information we find on the internet should be taken with a very large pinch of salt, especially when it comes to beauty.
Thanks to a rise in blogs and vlogs, we have become privy to a barrage of clever solutions and money saving tips, but this wealth of beauty advice could come with hidden dangers.
While we’re all for getting creative, some of these homemade alternatives are actually doing more harm than good with potentially dangerous consequences.
Zapping spots with toothpaste
While toothpaste does have anti-bacterial properties, it’s important to remember that this formula has been developed to treat the hard surface of tooth enamel; not your delicate skin. Using this method means that you’re drying out the surrounding skin and disrupting the PH balance, which can result in a flaky and irritated complexion.