While DIY beauty treatments using food-grade ingredients are on the rise, dermatologists are warning that not all pantry and produce items are safe to use on skin. According to a story by Glamour, lemon is one fruit you should avoid. The reason? "Lemon is acidic and can burn the skin," causing phytophotodermatitis, which is a bad inflammatory skin reaction. Glamour says other ingredients to avoid include raw eggs (which can cause a bacterial infection from salmonella) and spices (especially cinnamon, which can irritate the skin).
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