With the growth of the internet, more specifically, Pinterest, you can practically find a DIY for almost everything nowadays!
I’m an avid skincare DIYer myself, and I love finding me a cheap, easy alternative to commercial beauty products when I’m in a pinch.
I’ve tried dozens and dozens of methods and recipes, and while some were a hit, I did encounter some recipes that were complete duds.
Here are some of my least favourite beauty DIYs I’ve ever tried
Turmeric Face Mask
Ingredients: Turmeric and water
Benefits: Acne clearing, skin smoothing, anti-oxidizing
Why I hated it: I was super excited to try this out, as I know that turmeric has so many health benefits, that I figure would be GREAT for skin.
Well, here’s the thing. Besides being awesome at healing many things, it is also VERY staining. I put this face on my face, and it stained my skin! It looked like I had a horrible bruise all over my face.
Not only that, I read that turmeric would be great for stretch marks, so I applied this to the areas where I had stretch marks, and though it looked like I was able to wash all of the turmeric off, I woke up the next day only to see that my PJs had yellow stains all over them. NEVER AGAIN! My stretch marks were better off using a dedicated cream.
Lemon and Aspirin Mask
Ingredients: Lemon juice and crushed up Aspirin
Benefits: Skin smoothing, unclogs pores
Why I hated it: I am a huge fan of using lemons in my skincare routine, so I figured that combining it with the Aspirin would make it a super skin smoothing mask.
Well, as soon as I put it on my face, it stung SO badly. I had to wash it off right away.
Perhaps it was the combination of both the very exfoliating products mixed together, but I totally hated it. Maybe I will try it again, but only with water instead of lemon juice.
Coffee and Sea Salt Scrub
Ingredients: Coffee grounds, sea salt, olive oil
Benefits: skin moisturising, smoothing, and also can help with cellulite
Why I hated it: When I first mixed this up, it smelled SO heavenly. I made a 1-cup batch to last me a few scrubs.
When I applied it to my skin, EVERYTHING WAS SO COARSE. I didn’t find that the coffee and sea salt were fine enough to really exfoliate my skin. Instead, it kind of just rolled around and off my skin.
Also, I felt that the olive oil was too thick and heavy, and coated the bottom of my tub when I washed it off my skin, and made it super slippery and dangerous to be in there.
Not to mention, I stored the batch I made in a jar, in a dark and cool place in my bathroom. I wanted to try the scrub again a few days after, and it smelled HORRID! It had gone bad, really quick.
So, those are 3 DIYs that I thought totally sucked. Have you tried any DIYs that didn’t work out to be as great as they seemed?
Let me know in the comments below!