Baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) is one of the most versatile, money saving products found in the average household. It literally has hundreds of uses. But what about baking soda as a skin care product? It exfoliates the skin and, possibly, even reduces acne.
Baking soda makes an excellent exfoliant. Why? Because baking soda is coarse, but not too coarse. It's the perfect consistency for removing dead skin cells. If applied correctly, it can also be used on sensitive skin.
How to use:
Mix a teaspoon of the powder to your facial cleanser and add a few drops of water to create a paste. Massage gently into the skin, like you would with any other exfoliant. Remember to always moisturise afterwards because this treatment strips the skin's natural oils! For best results use this two times a week.
The same exfoliant can also be used as an acne treatment!
Baking soda deeply cleanses the pores, helps blemishes heal faster and also reduces redness. To use as an acne treatment, leave the scrub on your face for a couple of minutes, then rinse clean with lukewarm water. Use a clean towel to pat your face dry. Tone and moisturise as usual.
If you notice that your skin is red or irritated afterwards, it means that the scrub was to abrasive for your skin; try putting in less baking soda or more water to the mixture.
I mix the baking soda, cleanser and water directly on the palm of my hand; it saves time and it’s less messy!
I would like to know what you think about this scrub!