Think about it: When you meet a person for the first time, which part of their body do you focus on first?
Hopefully, you look at their face. And most likely, other people do the same when they meet you. That’s one reason why taking care of the skin on your face is really important.
But there’s another reason that is even more important:
A research study published in the International Journal of Pharmaceutics has found that the skin on our faces is a lot more sensitive than on other parts of our body.
It is more sensitive because it is much thinner—and it is made up of smaller skin cells.
As a result, chemicals applied to your face have a shorter path to enter your body than they would elsewhere.
Likewise, moisture has a shorter path to escape, meaning that the skin on your face dries out the fastest.
That’s why taking care of the skin on your face is so important.
We’ve compiled a roundup of the 20+ “worst-of-the-worst” things you should never put on your face.
Here we go.
1. Lemon juice
Some people recommend lemon juice to lighten the skin and remove dark spots, but it comes with a number of disadvantages.
First, lemon juice has a very low pH level of just 2. This means that it is acidic and likely to irritate and disrupt the protective acid mantle of your skin.
The second danger is that lemon juice (like all things citrus) is a photosensitizer.
That means that if you put lemon juice on your skin, and the skin gets exposed to sunlight, the lemon juice will make your skin beg for a sunburn.
In short: lemon juice is among the things you should never put on your face.
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