- it is amphoteric, meaning that it can act as an acid or a base. Therefore, it can neutralize any pH imbalances which is one common cause of acne.
- it dries skin, removing the excess oil which causes blackheads and breakouts.
- it is a mild anti-inflammatory and antiseptic, and reduces the pimples.
- mixed with water, baking soda forms gritty paste which is used to clean and exfoliate the skin
Baking soda as a SPOT TREATMENT.
Mix 2 tablespoons of baking soda with 2 tablespoons of water to form a smooth paste.
- Cleanse and dry your face thoroughly, and apply the paste to the affected areas. If pimples are open, this may sting a little.
- Leave it sit on the pimples for around 15 minutes, then wash it off. Try not to leave the baking soda on face overnight, as it can be very drying on the skin.
- Moisturize your face after using the paste.
Use baking soda as a FACE MASK.
Mix 2 tablespoons of baking soda with 2 tablespoons of water (or more if necessary) and add 1 teaspoon of fresh lemon juice.
- Cleanse and dry your face and apply a layer of the mix all over your face. It may sting a little.
- Leave the mask sit for around 15 minutes, then wash it off with warm water.
- Make sure to moisturize after using the mask.
Use baking soda as a CLEANSER or EXFOLIATOR.
Mix 2 tablespoons of baking soda with 2 tablespoons of water until it forms a smooth paste. Add a dash of lemon juice, if you like.
- Dampen your skin with water and apply the paste all over your face.
- Massage the mix into the skin with small circular motions (gentle movements)
- Wash it off with warm water and a washcloth.
- Your face may be red and glowing afterwards. Apply a good moisturizer to the skin.
Use baking soda as a BATH SOAK.
- Put half a cup of baking soda into the warm bathwater and stir with your hand.
- Hop into the tub and try to stay there for at least 15 to 20 minutes.
- Rinse the baking soda off in the shower after the bath.
- The baking soda will help to prevent breakouts and minimize blackheads on the back, chest and any other acne-prone areas of the body