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21 Beauty Benefits of Baking Soda for Face and Skin

Baking soda is a very versatile ingredient. It can be used to keep your kitchen clean, stain free and odour free. You can also use it surprisingly for skin and beauty. A lot of the skincare products available in the market are made from many toxic chemicals. Also, it is tough to find the perfect product for your skin type. Baking soda, on the other hand, is a natural product that is a common ingredient and is readily available to you. Its benefits can quickly be taken advantage of.

21 Beauty Benefits of Baking Soda for Face and Skin

  1. Baking Soda for Acne:

Mix some baking soda with water to get a smooth paste. After cleaning your face and patting it dry, apply the paste on the acne. It can also be used on your blackheads. Let it dry for a couple of minutes and wash it off with warm water. After letting your face cool down, use a non-comedogenic moisturiser all over your face. What the baking soda does is, it exfoliates and removes the dead skin cells on your face. It also cleans out the pores and heals the existing acne. Also, its antibacterial effects inhibit acne from spreading.

  1. Baking Soda for Blemishes:

Mix baking soda and lemon juice to form a paste. After washing and drying the area, apply the paste to the pigmented areas or dark spots, blemishes. Rinse it off after a couple of minutes and remember to moisturize. The baking soda, as well as the lemon juice, have bleaching properties. This helps to lighten the skin and fade the scars. It also helps get rid of dead skin cells and thereby achieve an even skin tone.

  1. Baking Soda for Large Pores:

Dissolve baking soda in a cup of water. After cleansing your face, splash this mixture onto your face and pat it dry. Follow with moisturization. This can be used instead of a regular toner a few times every week. The baking soda in the solution shrinks the pores and seals than to prevent acne.

  1. Baking Soda for Dark Neck Skin:

Make a dilute mixture of baking soda and water. After cleaning your neck, apply the mixture to your neck. Wash it with lukewarm water and moisturise after around 15 minutes. This process can be repeated daily until the results become visible and then maybe once a week.

  1. Baking Soda for Glowing Skin:

Mix some baking soda and some freshly squeezed orange juice to form a paste. Wash your hands and face thoroughly and pat dry. Apply the paste like a mask all over your face. Ensure it evenly covers your face and leaves it for around 15 minutes. Then gently pat some water on the mask to loosen it and rinse it off gently. Finish the process with moisturization. Repeating the process will keep your skin young and glowing. The reason for this is that the orange helps maintain the perfect pH balance for your skin. It also contains vitamin C that keeps it healthy.

  1. Baking Soda for Oily Skin:

To treat oily skin, dilute some baking soda with a teaspoon of water. After regular cleansing of the face, apply it all over the face. Remember to avoid the fragile skin around your eyes. Scrub your face gently for 15 to 20 minutes. After that, rinse off the baking soda with cold water and apply a couple of coats of moisturiser on your face and leave it overnight. The baking soda exfoliates your face and controls the moisture. Therefore you should moisturise your face immediately after the treatment. It is not recommended for people with sensitive skin.

  1. Baking Soda for Rashes:

Mix some baking soda and coconut oil to obtain a smooth paste. Now apply this paste on the area where the rash is present. Leave it on for 5 minutes. Rinse it off with cold water. Apply it on the affected area every day until it appears. The coconut oil calms your skin and has anti-inflammatory properties. It soothes your skin and also has antibacterial properties.

  1. Baking Soda for Dark Lips:

Take a teaspoon of honey and baking soda and make a smooth paste out of it. Apply this paste on your darkened lips. Leave it on for just 2 minutes. Using your fingertips, gently rub it in to exfoliate the lips. Rinse it off. Repeat it 2 or 3 times a week. The honey and baking soda mixture not only removes dead skin cells, but it also bleaches the lips naturally. This lightens the colour of your lips.

  1. Baking Soda for Whitening Teeth:

Mix a few drops of water with baking soda to get a paste that is the same consistency as toothpaste. Scoop it onto a toothbrush and start brushing. Do not brush sideways as it can be harmful to the enamel of your teeth. Gently brush up and down or in circular motions. Rinse your mouth and the toothbrush later. Do this once in two days for a week. After that, you can reduce it to once a week. This will help in teeth whitening.

  1. Baking Soda For Moles:

First, combine baking soda along with hydrogen peroxide and Epsom salt. Now to the mixture add some boiling water. Blend it well. Add vinegar to it and bottle the solution. Apply some of this solution to the mole and leave for 15 to 20 minutes. Rinse in water and pat it dry. Repeat the process twice a day until it fades.

  1. Baking Soda for Facial Hair:

Combine the baking soda with boiling water and let it cool as it dissolves. Soak a piece of cotton in it and drain it. Secure this to the area where the facial hair is present sit some bandage. Leave it overnight. In the morning, remove it and rinse your face. Follow it up with moisturization. Repeat it every day. This dehydrates the hair follicles and damages them. Therefore, the hair gradually falls out. One must remember that baking soda can irritate some skin types. So test it out on a patch of skin first.

  1. Baking Soda for Ingrown Hair:

Wash the area affected with ingrown hair. Pat it dry and apply castor oil on the area massage it for 15 minutes and wipe away the oil. Combine the baking soda with some water and rub it gently. The exfoliation helps bring the ingrown hair to the surface. Once the ingrown hair becomes exposed, use a tweezer and pluck it out. Let the skin heal naturally.

  1. Baking Soda for Thick Hair:

Combine some baking soda, castor oil and water and store it in a shampoo bottle. Rinse your hair with water and then pour the solution onto it. Massage the scalp with it for 2 minutes and then rinse it out. Then condition your hair. After the wash, let the hair air dry. Do not use this too often, and once a weak should be adequate.

  1. Dandruff cures:

Rinse your hair with water and ensure the entire scalp is wet. Apply some baking soda directly on the scalp where affected by dandruff. Gently massage with your fingers to exfoliate. Rinse your hair and skip shampooing it. Conditioning your hair after is a must and let the hair dry naturally. Avoid heat styling. The baking soda will help exfoliate your scalp, removing all the dead skin.

  1. Baking Soda for Your Feet:

Fill a bucket with lukewarm water and add three tablespoons of baking soda in it. Soak your feet in the bucket for around 20 minutes. Use a pumice stone and gently scrub your feet to remove dead skin. Add moisturising lotion or coconut oil after the treatment and cover feet with a pair of socks.

  1. Baking Soda for Body Odor:

Mix some baking soda and lemon to form a smooth paste. Apply the paste to the body parts that tend to sweat a lot. Let it stay on for 20 minutes and then wash it off. The baking soda absorbs the excess moisture. It also acts as a deodorant by killing bacteria and germs.

  1. Baking Soda For Armpits:

Combine mashed cucumber, olive oil, baking powder and lime juice in a bowl. Apply the paste to your underarms and let it sit for 10 minutes. Then wash it off and dry it. Repeat twice a week to lighten your underarms significantly. 

  1. Baking Soda For Burns:

Combine the baking soda and water and apply it to your burns. Let it dry. Once it has dried, wash the burn with cold water. The baking soda will pull out the heat from the burn and cause a cooling effect on your skin. This is only for mild burns, consult a doctor for severe ones.

  1. Baking Soda For Nail Fungus:

Fill a bucket with water and add some vinegar to it. Soak your feet in the water for about 15 minutes. Now dry your feet. Redo the same process but this time with baking powder instead of vinegar. Dry your feet again. Moisturise once it is dry. The vinegar kills the nail fungus, while the baking soda keeps it from re-growing again.

  1. Baking Soda for Mouth Ulcers:

Mix baking soda and water and apply it to the mouth ulcer. Rinse it out after a couple of minutes a gargle. This neutralises the acidity in your mouth as well as the inflammation.

  1. Dark Knees and elbows:

Make a mixture of baking soda and water in a 1:2 ratio. Apply this on your elbows and knees and leave it on for a couple of minutes. Rinse it off with water and pat it dry. Moisturise the area afterwards.

Sagar Papneja

For me, health is about sustainable living and consuming environmentally conscious food; I am a vegan.

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