Most girls search for DIYs to discover more homemade skincare masks made with natural (available) ingredients in our kitchens. That’s why we felt that we have an obligation to help out and let you know its side effects on the skin.

Here are the ingredients that come on top of any face mask ingredients and have a lot of side effects that may harm your skin.

Some of them you will find in skincare products, but undoubtedly they’re being put under the supervision of dermatologists. 

1. Lemon/Lime:

Lemon comes at the top of the skincare ingredients list, as it’s a vitamin C source people think that it lightens the skin tone, especially in body-sensitive areas.

Beauty bloggers advise girls to put lime juice directly on the skin, to enlighten dark spots on their face or sensitive areas, but let me tell you that putting lemon on the skin constantly will probably irritate your skin and may cause dryness, redness, and skin peeling. In the end, it’ll lead to skin darkening instead of whitening.

If you’re looking for whitening your skin and dark spots naturally, We recommend using Toya Whitening Cream that contains safe natural ingredients like Almond oil, Licorice extract, Shea butter, vitamins, and caffeine that’s known for dark spots whitening.

2. Apple Vinegar:

Although it’s very harmful to the skin, it’s also very popular in skin peeling and acne treatment.

On social media groups, we found that girls advise each other to use apple vinegar for skin cells regeneration to limit skin aging. But, apple vinegar isn’t actually made for skin, As it’s an extremely acidic ingredient that harms the skin cells as well as causing skin burns. So imagine if it touches the area around the eyes!

3. Sugar

Girls have been using sugar as a face scrub for ages.

Most of us heard of sugar as the perfect face scrub, that helps in getting rid of black and whiteheads, which softens and enlightens the skin.

This might be right, but it’s just a timely effect, and after many uses, it may cause face scars, and facial wrinkles.



4. Garlic

Many DIYs have popped up in the last couple of years advising using garlic in acne treatment by putting it on the affected area for several minutes and repeat this daily until the acne dries.

If you tried this before, you might have experienced one of these side effects: Skin Irritations, urticaria that darkens the acne spot instead of getting rid of it.

So if you need to treat skin acne with natural and safe ingredients, Try the Acne Lotion from Toya which contains silver to purify and activate skin cells for a healthy glow.

5. Olive Oil

Olive oil is known as a natural moisturizer for dry skin and hair.

You may have seen olive oil as an ingredient in many skincare products, especially moisturizers because it’s a heavy oil that is good in moisturizing and removing makeup. But, as you know skincare products are professionally made by or under the supervision of dermatologists who calculate the amount they should add from each ingredient, and sometimes they just add extracts.

So, if you use olive oil as a moisturizer or a makeup remover you might face irritations and clogged pores.

 6. Baking Soda

Baking soda is considered one of the blackheads’ natural treatments.

Using baking soda as a blackheads prevention has more side effects than benefits because it’s an alkaline component that causes pH off balance, as our skin is slightly acidic so using alkaline ingredients isn’t safe and may cause dryness.

To prevent blackheads, remember to wash your skin twice a day with Toya Facial Cleanser that doesn’t contain any harsh chemicals, and always remember to remove your makeup before sleeping.

Here’re some tips to follow when using skincare products:

  • Apply your moisturizer on wet skin, it will allow the oils to be absorbed better into your skin.
  • Use sunscreen daily, not just in summer, and try to apply it 30 seconds before going outside.
  • Wash your face two times a day with the right facial cleanser for your skin type.
  • Avoid applying your face moisturizer onto the skin around the eyes and use an eye cream.
  • Avoid putting any oils around the eyes.
  • Before using a new product, try it on a small area to make sure you’re not allergic to any of its ingredients.

If you are interested in more detailed information about skin-whitening products and ingredients, feel free to ASKTOYA and get packed full of skin care tips directly from certified dermatologists who will answer all your inquiries.

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