From giving you tips for planting your favorite Eminence Organics ingredients to teaching you how to upcycle your empty skin care containers, we at Eminence Organics are all about embracing sustainable DIY culture. However, we err on the side of caution when it comes to your skin. When you forgo professional products for DIY skin care, you run the risk of doing more harm than good, aggravating skin conditions and wreaking havoc on your complexion. Here are three DIY skin care treatments to steer clear of - and the Eminence Organics substitutes you can use instead.
Skip The DIY Mask
Concerned with blocked pores, breakouts and problem skin? When it comes to a DIY face mask, if you're using harsh ingredients, you might do more damage than good. Dr. Yannis Alexandrides tells the Daily Mail, “You are essentially taking the top layer of your skin off, which is why it feels so instantly smooth, but with this comes many of your essential oils and protective cells, which keep the skin healthy and help guard against bacteria.” This leaves your skin even more vulnerable to drying and damaging pollutants that accelerate the visible signs of aging.
Instead, Try This: The Acne Advanced Clarifying Masque
Find a more natural solution in Eminence Organics Acne Advanced Clarifying Masque. This two-in-one mask contains Encapsulated Salicylic Acid (beta-hydroxy-acid) that encourages exfoliation and unclogging pores to minimize their appearance. This mask also combines three types of clay to absorb impurities, gently exfoliate and absorb excess oil.
Put Down The Baking Soda Face Scrub
Another popular treatment is the DIY face scrub. While baking soda might give you the same sensation as your favorite exfoliant, it has a high pH that can mess with your skin’s moisture barrier. StyleCaster says, “Using it even once will cause damage to your skin, even if you can’t see it with your naked eye, and prolonged use on the face will eventually cause significant moisture loss, along with compromising your skin’s ability to regulate itself.”
Instead, Try This: Eminence Organics Strawberry Rhubarb Dermafoliant
Swap your DIY scrub for Eminence Organic Skin Care’s gentle Strawberry Rhubarb Dermafoliant. Westworld star and recent Emmy nominee Thandie Newton swears by this makeup artist favorite, saying: “For exfoliation on my face I use the gorgeous Eminence Organics Strawberry Rhubarb Dermafoliant - completely natural and organic, smells divine and is gentle enough (but properly effective) to use morning and night.”
Don't Use Lemon Juice To Brighten
Skip the skin brightening treatments. While lemons are loaded with good-for-you vitamin C, applying highly acidic, undiluted lemon juice directly to the skin can be disastrous for your complexion. The List warns, “Lemon juice can cause severe dryness, burning and blisters…It is horrible, painful and absolutely not worth it.”
Instead, Try This: Eminence Organics Bright Skin Overnight Treatment
Instead of squeezing lemon juice onto your skin, reach for the new Eminence Organics Bright Skin Overnight Correcting Cream to even out skin tone. This ultra-rich moisturizer is our most powerful skin brightening botanical blend to date, using potent actives to address the look of hyperpigmentation and brighten your skin’s appearance while you sleep.
Find these DIY substitutes at an Eminence Spa Partner near you and tell us what you love about them in the comments below! Join the conversation on social media.
This article was originally written by Alisha Whitley in July 2017.