Avoid any product that is not supposed to be used on the face (Photo: Courtesy)

The journey to clear skin isn’t always a one-size-fits-all kind of situation. Different things work for different people and the fact that we don’t all necessarily have the same skin type means that our skin care needs are different.

Some people love to go the natural way like using fruits for their skin care regimen, others choose to buy store bought products and for others it’s a combination of both.

Either way, one thing that we can agree on is that there are certain things that should never touch your face. The list of things you should avoid is long but here’s a breakdown of a few:

Any product you haven’t done enough research on

Before you get to achieve clear, smooth skin, you have to try new things along the way because that is how you figure out what works for you and what doesn’t.

We often consult each other and buy different products we hope will work but it’s always best to do enough research on your own before rushing to try anything on your face.

The skin on our face is very sensitive and the wrong move can cause permanent damage. If you’re considering trying something that you are not sure about, just research or consult your dermatologist first.

 Some products may seem to work but damage will start to show after a while (Photo: Courtesy)
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Going natural with your skin care routine is a great move. It can help you save a lot of money and many of these ingredients, like pawpaw, are easy to find.

At the same time, there are some things that are unnecessarily hyped up. People who come up with some weird skin care routines can target those who are desperate to achieve a certain ideal so you should be careful.

We have heard of applying urine and even semen on the face for clear skin and most of the time, these types of remedies could irritate your skin and cause infections.

Any product that is not meant for the face

Being carefree about what you use on your face can also bring many issues. You might think that it’s okay to just use body lotions, antiperspirants, body soaps, shampoo or any other product that isn’t meant for your face, on your face.

Many of these products might seem to work at first but trust me, after a while, you will start to see the damage.

Rough scrubs

Rough homemade and even some store bought scrubs can do serious damage on your skin. These are the one with large granules like scrubs made of regular sugar or regular salt, because these are often too rough on the skin.

Go for scrubs that are gentle on your skin and as you exfoliate, remember to do it gently as well.

Anything harsh

Applying anything harsh should be a big no-no, unless it’s something that’s been recommend to you by your dermatologist.

This also includes popular home ingredients like lemon juice because these could severely irritate or burn your skin. If you are suspecting that something you want to try out might be too harsh, consult first or simply avoid it.