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DIY Face Masks (And Other Skin Care Nightmares)

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 Charcoal & Glue Mask

If viral videos of painful peel off masks haven’t dissuaded you from skipping this DIY face mask, the damage it can do to your skin might do the trick. 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.

Watch these DIY devotees instantly regret their peel off face mask experiences:


Instead, Try This: Eminence Organics Balancing Masque Duo

Find a more natural solution in Eminence Organics Balancing Masque Duo. This award winning mask duo combines a deep cleaning Charcoal T-Zone Purifier and moisturizing Pomelo Cheek Treatment to refine pores and restore skin’s moisture, without the painful removal process.Eminence Organics Balancing Mask Duo

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.”Eminence Organics Bright Skin Overnight Correcting Cream

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.