Habit to Break: Going Overboard with Homemade Masks
Before you whip up a homemade mask in the kitchen, be certain that the ingredients you’re using are safe for the skin. “I had a client who used papaya in a mask and she ended up with chemical burns,” says Dr. Downie. Certain fruits are more acidic than others and could actually damage, rather than help, your skin. Downie recommends sticking to oatmeal, aloe and avocado if you want to make a mask at home.