As we all turn towards more organic and natural food and solutions, there are certain home remedies that should be avoided. They could give you adverse reactions or no particular promised end result at all. Let's look at them one by one :
1) Toothpaste for Acne- some believe that the baking soda in the toothpaste actually helps to dry out the pimple thus reducing its life. Actually, the added chemicals in the toothpaste will irritate your skin even more. The worst ingredients for your skin are hydrogen peroxide, alcohol and menthol.
2) Yoghurt in Vagina for Yeast infections - again it's a belief that the live cultures in the yoghurt helps to relieve the vagina of bad bacteria. This has not been proven so you shouldn't try. Never use the sugary yoghurt lying in your fridge. That will make it even worse.
3) Egg Whites to Tighten Pores - when the egg whites dry up on your skin, it feels tight and gives a misconception that the pores are tightening. Alas, it is not true. There is no documented evidence that it actually does.
4) Butter on skin to treat a Burn - this simply doesn't work. There might be bacteria in the butter which might result in infections later. Run the wound under cold running water for 30 mins and then apply antibiotic cream.
5) Using Petroleum Jelly for Vaginal dryness - a lot of women use this instead of traditional vaginal lubricant. If you are one of them, you have a 22 % risk of developing bacterial vaginosis, a common bacterial infection caused by distorted PH levels in our vagina.
6) DIY Nut Mask - when you grind nuts and mix it in oil and apply on your face, you are going to have a lot of jagged edges which might cut into your skin making it bleed.
7) Enemas to relieve Constipation- when constipated it's not a good idea to shoot hot water into your rear hoping it will clear your bowel. Some even use coffee believing caffeine makes the job easier. This might result in perforating your rectum even leading to death. Stop doing that! Go and see a doc if OTC constipation medicines don't work.