13 Products You Should Stop Using on Face

13 Products You Should Stop Using on Face

Products you should stop using on face– These days people are becoming more and more aware of the negative impacts of the chemicals that are present in daily used objects. Especially in our skincare products because of which women are shifting towards home remedies, homemade packs, and ayurvedic skincare. However, what you should know is that not all are deemed to be safe. You need to know about the products that you are putting on your skin.

Our skin is the largest organ of our body. It acts as a barrier towards the outer harmful microbes present in our surroundings. It does so to protect the inner sensitive parts because of which we must keep this barrier strong. Don’t you think if the walls of our house will be strong only then we inside this house will remain safe? So it’s highly important to know what you are applying on your skin whether it be with chemicals or without chemicals, is it safe?

Hence today’s article is about 13 products you should stop using on face. Honestly, when I decided to write about this article and started searching about the same, the results were pretty amusing. I never thought that sugar, which is there in many DIY face packs, is harmful to our skin. To know in what way it can be harmful let’s dive further into the article. 

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Products you should stop using on face


Below is the list of products that you should stop using on face right now.

1.Body lotion

Many of you might be familiar with the situation where when you run out of face creams, body lotion often becomes the go-to choice. This is something which even I did many times but now I don’t. The body lotion is not made for sensitive facial skin. They are thicker and greasy and can clog pores which can further cause acne and breakouts. Moreover, the body lotions are made to keep the body fresh and smell good. This means the presence of artificial fragrances and can be harmful. So, apply face products on your face and body products on your body.


I mentioned sugar in my introductory part too. Now I know you might have seen many DIY hacks that will help you in guiding you towards clear, good-looking skin. However, the thing that you should keep in mind is don’t believe completely in what you see. Sugar has excellent Exfoliating qualities in it. No doubt about that but it can be abrasive for your skin. Many people and even dermatologists have heard complaints from people that they are suffering from issues like irritation, redness, and dryness of the skin after its usage. Keep in mind that even if you want to use it as an exfoliant, be gentle. Unless it can cause scratches that cause micro-tears.


This is yet another popular substance that is used in many DIY remedies to treat issues like blackheads and zits. However, dermatologists recommend that using toothpaste can cause burns and even infections. It is said that toothpaste contains strong ingredients that can irritate your skin. Hence you should use the product at the place for which it is made. If you want to get rid of those Pimples, blackheads, and zits, consult your doctor, not DIY remedies.


I know you might be thinking why glue is on this list. Who the hell applies glue on their face intentionally? But trust me I have seen videos where the maker recommended that you should use glue to remove the blackheads. I mean like yes we all like to apply it on our hands and stuff as a fun activity but that does not mean that it’s good for us. Let’s not mix the fun activities with beauty hacks. The results can be bad.

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DIY masks can sometimes be wrong for your face

5.Coconut oil

I know you might be thinking coconut oil is a product which even dermatologists recommend, but why is this on the list? So guys chill. This is not for all but only oily skin people. People with oily skin should avoid coconut oil. This is so because it takes time to absorb and for oily skin people it can clog your pores. Which will eventually lead to acne and breakouts. So don’t go for coconut oil if you have oily skin.

6.Hair Sprays

When we are out of a substance that we need, instead of replacing it with a new one immediately we try to stall and go for the alternatives. Like body lotions instead of face creams. Similarly, there are people out there who use hair sprays as a makeup setter. You should know that hairspray has alcohol and a lot of other chemicals in it. The alcohol can cause skin dryness and will eventually make your skin look dull, dry, and aged. Moreover, the harmful chemicals can be a major spoiler to your skin. So I would again like to quote ‘use the products at the place for which they were made.’

7.Hot Water

You might have heard people suggesting that you don’t go for hot water even when you want to wash your hair in winter. Similarly, you should not use it on your face either. This is so because hot water can lead to the loss of moisture from the outermost layer of the skin. As a result, our skin will get more prone to bacteria, itching, dryness, and many more types of issues. Instead of hot water, you can use lukewarm water. It won’t take away the moisture from your skin.

8.Baking Soda

Baking soda is the most versatile ingredient that you will find in your kitchen. Whether it be cleaning things or making a cake, it is used everywhere. This is because of its versatile nature that baking soda is used by many people as a remedy for acne and is required to open pores. However, if you are that someone then you need to stop immediately. Baking soda is alkaline and it can lower the pH levels of your skin causing it to dry. If the natural pH balance of the skin is disrupted then it will be difficult for our skin to achieve the natural balance. As a result, there will be breakouts, acne, dryness, and so on.

9.Bar Soap

Like many other people, I even tended to use bar soaps not only for my body but my face. However, later my dermatologist told me not to and further explained that soaps remove the natural oils from the skin and make it dry, itchy, and rough. So it’s better to use face washes, body washes that are not harmful to our skin and will also not disrupt the natural oils present.


We all experience this situation like everything when we wash our hair that some of the lather tends to drip down on our face. Although we don’t intentionally apply shampoo on our face, it happens to be there when we wash our face. Shampoo consists of strong foaming agents that help in getting rid of the dirt and oil present but if it is dripping down on your face, you need to control it. Try to wash it off instantly and thoroughly. Shampoo can leave your skin dry and flaky. Know Best shampoos for dry and damaged hair.


Now wax is also one of the product you should stop using on face. On this many people can relate with me. Painful practices like threading to remove the facial hair are something we all try to avoid. As a result, many of us try to shift towards waxing. However, it is very important to know that facial skin and body skin are way different from each other. Waxing can be a good option for removing body hair but not for your face. It can lead to rashes, ingrown hair, sensitivity to the sun, and in some cases scarring. So try to avoid it.

However, if you really need to use it try to do a patch test before applying.


Lemon is a citrus fruit that is rich in vitamin C and is really good for our health. However, that doesn’t mean you will apply it directly to your face. I know many home remedies will recommend you to do so. However, before applying it keep in mind that applying lemon slices or lemon juice can do more harm than good. Psoralen is a chemical that is found in lemon and it can make your skin sensitive to light. As a result, it can cause skin irritation and skin burn. Instead of using lemon, you can go for tomato or potato slices.


Many people use deodorant as a face primer instead of the primers that are made for our skin. What you should know is there is a huge difference between our facial skin and the skin of our armpits. Our facial skin has oil glands whereas our armpits skin has sweat glands. Deodorants are made to control perspiration production and not oil production. So don’t use it on your face.

        So, these are the main 13 products you should stop using on face. Concludingly I want to say that I am not condemning DIY hacks and home remedies, it’s just that we are human beings. Human beings can make mistakes. Instead of just going directly as to what is shown by them you should try and search for yourselves. Not everything is suitable for your skin. It is better to search before you apply. It is your skin and it requires your attention and love. Treat it with care.

Stay healthy, stay happy.

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