Most people suffer from some type of unwanted skin darkening caused by a range of reasons, such as chafing, sun exposure, freckles, scars, acne, skin irritations, pigmentation, skin allergies, rashes, contact spots, genetics, etc. Baking soda is excellent forskin exfoliation, which removes dead cells, dirt, grim, and other unwanted impurities from the skin. Baking soda can be easily used for skin cell renewal that creates a beautiful, flawless skin.
The fine grainy texture of baking soda makes it a perfect exfoliator. For using baking soda for skin exfoliation, you can mix about 1 teaspoon of baking soda along with 2 tablespoons of facial cleanser to form a paste. The paste can then be applied on the skin and then you can gently rub your skin using circular movements. Over scrubbing should be avoided and the paste provides instant relief for black heads and white heads. After scrubbing the skin, wash the area with cold water.
As a Face Wash
Your face wash doesn’t have to be some elaborate concoction. Simply mix together 2 teaspoons of baking soda and 1 teaspoon of warm water to form a paste. Rinse your face with water and rub the mixture in circular motions over your face to gently cleanse the skin.
Baking Powder For Scar Removal
For using baking powder for removing scars, mix about one teaspoon of baking powder with about 2 teaspoons of water. The mixture can be applied over the face and leave it for around 1 to 2 minutes and wash with water. After the exfoliation process, you can also apply a pea sized olive oil on your face and the scar area for effectively moisturizing the area.
While making the paste take care that the mixture is not too watery so that it does not run on your face. If you make the paste too thick, then the powder becomes too concentrated to provide good results.
Best Skin Recipe
One of the best skin recipes is mixing baking soda with apple cider vinegar. The baking soda cleanses the skin while the apple cider vinegar act as a skin toner as well as astringent. The natural product free of harsh chemicals also has anti bacterial properties along with skin care nutrients that act as a tonic for the skin.
Baking Soda Coconut Oil Recipe
After scrubbing the skin with baking soda apple cider vinegar mixture wash the skin with cold water and massage the skin with coconut oil to get a soft well nourished skin.
Baking Soda Honey Mask
You can scrub the face with baking soda and water; you can apply a honey mask, wherein you put honey directly on the skin and leave it for 5 to 10 minutes and then rinse with warm water. Following the rise you can tone your skin again with apple cider vinegar.
Erasing Darkness In Knees And Elbows
Baking soda can also be mixed with water to form a consistent paste that can be applied over the dark portions of your skin for scrubbing before you take bath. Baking soda can also be directly sprayed all over the body for general scrubbing during bath.
Advantages Of Using Baking Soda
The main advantage of using baking soda is that, it is natural and contains no harsh or irritating chemicals. The powder works best, even if you have applied skin shields, and removes the dead cells from your skin.
The natural skin care treatment, works best if you scrub the body with baking soda mixture and then after taking bath, immediately apply a thin coat of moisturizer, when the skin is still damp. You can also apply vitamin E in place of moisturizer and rub till all the oil penetrates the skin layers.
Baking Soda For Different Skin Types
For dry skin, you can mix baking soda with butter or olive oil and then scrub the skin at moderate speed. For oily skins, baking soda with honey forms a best mixture.
Baking Soda Acne Treatment
Baking soda makes an excellent base for an acne treatment, particularly when combined with another all-natural wonder product – witch hazel! I’ve already written about the ten genius uses of witch hazel for a great health. Combining the two will help soothe and treat breakout spots as well as reduce blackheads and shrink pores.
Treat Body Odor
Baking soda is one of the best natural deodorizers that help treat mild to severe body odor. It helps absorb moisture and sweat from the skin, thereby reducing body odor. Being an antibacterial agent, it also helps kill bacteria that give rise to body odor.