While discussing the trend of DIY cosmetics, dermatologist Dr. Sonia Batra warns about the dangers of some at-home treatments, procedures, and products and shares how to take your beauty game safely into your own hands.
“Please do not go on these DIY channels and think it looks easy.” she warns, noting the expense associated with seeing a trained and licensed practitioner for treatments, but stresses, “It is worth it. This is your face. This is your sight. These are your blood vessels."
Some treatments Dr. Batra recommends to do at home that can be safe and effective are:
- Chemical peels
- Topical applications of hyaluronic acids
She stresses to only buy from vetted websites and retailers. Some trusted websites to get at-home beauty products are:
*As always, spot test any new beauty product and speak to your doctor or dermatologist if you have concerns or questions about a skincare product or treatment.