January 10, 2024


Paintings in a grid of sugar cane, sunflower, pomegranate, mango, candellila, orange for blog: DELICIOUS DECEPTION: SKINCARE INGREDIENTS BITE BACK

Written by Bard (Google AI)

Wonder what an AI generated blog looks like? I was curious about skin care ingredients. If they are good enough to eat, are they good for your skin?

I typed this into Bard: “short blog on skincare ingredients that are good to eat but not necessarily good for skin”

The results are below. My opinion is that I would not have written a blog this good. What do you think?


We've all seen the headlines:

Avocado facials, honey masks, blueberry scrubs. It's tempting to slather our favorite superfoods all over our faces, assuming the good they do for our bodies extends to our skin. But the truth like a perfectly ripe avocado, can be layered and surprising. Some ingredients that fuel our bodies can actually irritate or harm our skin.

The Sugar Trap:

Honey, a delicious natural sweetener, might sound like a skin-loving miracle. While it boasts antibacterial properties its sugars can draw moisture from your skin, leaving it dry and irritated. So, keep honey for your morning toast, not your nightly routine.

The Citrus Conundrum:

Lemons and oranges are vitamin C powerhouses, but their acidic nature can be harsh on skin. Applying lemon juice directly can cause burns and hyperpigmentation and even diluted forms can irritate sensitive complexions. Stick to gentler fruit acids like lactic acid from yogurt or AHAs from berries for your exfoliating needs.

The Nutty Nightmare:

Almonds are fantastic brain food but their tiny particles can act like microscopic scrubbers, leading to micro-tears and inflammation especially on sensitive skin. Stick to ground almonds in DIY scrubs or enjoy them whole as a healthy snack.

The Spice of Life...Not for Skin:

While turmeric is lauded for its anti-inflammatory properties, its vibrant color can stain your skin and cause irritation. Consider topical products formulated with turmeric extracts rather than going DIY with the spice itself.

Listen to your skin:

Every face is different. Patch test any new ingredient, even kitchen staples, before slathering them on.

Look for science-backed solutions:

While natural ingredients can be beneficial, skincare formulations often combine them with other ingredients to enhance their efficacy and reduce potential irritations.

Consult a dermatologist:

If you have sensitive skin or concerns always seek advice from a professional before experimenting with new ingredients.

So before reaching for that avocado pit for a DIY mask, remember, just because something is good for your insides doesn't mean it's a skin savior. Treat your face with the same care you give your body, choosing ingredients that are scientifically proven and gentle enough for your unique complexion.

Let's embrace the deliciousness of superfoods on our plates and leave the delicate canvas of our skin to gentler, proven skincare solutions. After all, a healthy glow starts from within, but also requires informed choices on the outside.

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