5 things that won’t work for your acne

We always discuss the best beauty products for tackling your acne on here. Everyone has different skin types and what works for Amaka might not work for you, so you keep on trying different brands and combinations till you get the perfect products. But no matter what your skin type is, we do know what will most definitely not help with your acne.

  1. Toothpaste
    We all know the myth, put a bit of toothpaste on a pimple the night before and it’ll be gone by morning. Here’s the truth, it doesn’t work even when it seems like the pimple is sort of dried out in the morning, you really haven’t gotten rid of it. An ingredient in your toothpaste might dry out the pus temporarily, but that pimple would be sure to rear its head again.
  2. Coconut Oil
    A lot of people swear by coconut oil as the secret to their flawless skin, but coconut oil is comedogenic and so blocks up your pores, which in turn causes you to break out. This process is not always immediate, which is why a lot of people don’t attribute their constant breakout to coconut oil.
  3. Baking Soda 
    There are acne masks tutorials all over the Internet that involve the use of baking soda. No matter how many supposedly positive reviews you see attached to those tutorials, never use baking soda on your face. It is harsh and abrasive and could lead to some serious damage.
  4. Lime 
    It’s just as bad as baking soda, and the same thing applies never put it on your face.
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