Dangerous - experiments with coffee depilation!
Smooth and silky to the touch skin was, is and remains the dream of every woman. It is for this that the modern cosmetic industry has invented many ways to get rid of vegetation on the body - laser hair removal and wax strips, shugaring and electrolysis - you can’t count them all at once.
But, despite a significant breakthrough in the technology of modern beauty salons, many women continue to try to get rid of body hair with the help of "grandmother's" recipes that have been preserved in history. But are they so effective and will dubious procedures leave behind undesirable traces? Let's consider in more detail one of these tips, which prescribes getting rid of excess hair with coffee and baking soda.
The essence of the "coffee method"
So, for those women who are not yet ready to try on a new fashion trend to leave the hair under the arms and in the bikini area intact (just like the vegetation on the legs), our progenitors left the following recipe in notebooks with useful recommendations - a mixture of coffee and soda.
To prepare the composition, we need to mix three parts of ground coffee with one part of baking soda. The number of components - a teaspoon, a tablespoon or a glass is purely individual and directly depends on the amount of excess vegetation on the body.
The prepared mixture is diluted with cold water until a homogeneous slurry is formed. Further, the recipe prescribes to rub it into the skin, covered with excess hair. This must be done daily for a week.
According to the calculations of our ancestors, coffee should act as a scrub, thereby allowing soda to penetrate deep into the hair follicles and destroy them.
But, as practice shows, confirmed by the results of numerous scientific studies, in fact, the hair follicles are so deep that soda simply cannot penetrate them and, accordingly, have the destructive effect attributed to it.
Moreover, baking soda can cause serious damage to the skin. And when performing any cosmetic procedures with this chemically aggressive product, extreme caution should be exercised.
As for the grandmother's recipe, it is not only not useful, but also very dangerous. All that coffee and soda scrub can do is injure the skin and provoke more serious diseases.
The most dangerous exposure to a mixture of ground coffee and baking soda can be experienced by pregnant women and women who are breastfeeding a baby. An aggressive mixture, due to its ability to penetrate the body, can damage not only the skin of a woman, but also harm her child. for women in position, there are other, more gentle ways of depilation.
As for the lovers of bold and risky experiments, not one of them has left a positive review, indicating the effectiveness of this procedure. On the contrary, most write that there was no effect after scrubbing. Some women note the appearance of foci of irritation and inflammation on the skin, accompanied by edema.
Summing up, we can safely say that the method of hair removal with coffee and soda should never be used.
The most important factors that loudly oppose this procedure are:
- High probability of manifestation of allergic reactions;
- The ability of soda to cause chemical burns;
- Drying effect of soda and coffee;
- The coloring property of coffee grounds.
Such experiments are especially dangerous for sensitive skin. which already needs special methods of depilation.
That is, not only will you not achieve the slightest result when trying to perform depilation with a coffee-soda solution, you will also get a chance to paint your legs light brown. Not a very attractive prospect, is it? We are not talking about the need for a subsequent, and, to be honest, quite a long restoration of the skin. Would you agree to such an experiment?