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Top 10 Ways to Use Baking Soda for Beauty

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Baking soda is a very familiar ingredient for every woman in cooking. However, most women don’t know that it is also an amazing ingredient for beauty. With the use of baking soda, you will have smoother hair, brighter skin, whiter teeth, and more.

Face Cleanser

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You can use baking soda to remove the makeup layer or dust on your face. Moreover, its antimicrobial properties help to prevent skin infections. However, it can be too harsh for people with very sensitive skin.

Directions:

You only need to mix a paste of a few drops of clean water and 1 tablespoon baking soda. Then, apply this mixture to the face and massage your skin in circular motions. Leave it on for 2 minutes, and rinse thoroughly with warm water followed by cool water to close the pores. Finally, pat the skin dry. Your skin will become softer and fresher. If you have makeup before, this paste also helps you to remove it.

Dead Skin Cell Removal

Baking soda is an amazing organic cosmetic that helps to remove dead skin cells from your body. If you have rough skin under elbow and knee, you can look for the help of baking soda. Baking soda will help to soften your skin.

Directions:

Firstly, mix baking soda and water at a ratio of 3:1. Then, rub this mixture on your knees, hands, feet, elbows, and other dry skin areas. Then rinse off with water. You will be surprised by the result.

Foot Care

Not many women are concerned about foot care, but dry and rough feet will make you less attractive. When it comes to caring for feet, people often think of the spa, but you can do it at home with baking soda.

Directions:

Add 3 teaspoons baking soda to a pot with warm water. Soak your feet in water for 7 – 10 minutes. Then, gently rub your feet with a stone or brush to remove dead cells. Follow this simple method, you will have pretty feet.

Shampoo

Baking soda is a great shampoo for you to take care of your hair. The ingredients in baking soda bring many benefits to the hair. Product buildup may leave your hair feeling sticky, greasy, and limp and looking dull. Baking soda can help to clear off the accumulation, which exposes the shiny, clean, and healthy hair strands.

Directions:

Add 3 teaspoons of baking soda to your usual shampoo and massage it into your hair. Allow the baking soda to work on your hair for about two minutes and then wash your hair as normal. The mixture is especially effective for oily hair, as it can remove impurities and dirt and clean the scalp. Your hair will be shinier when you have done.

Because using baking soda regularly can throw off the balance of pH of your hair, which results in dryness and breakage, you should limit this method to once per month.

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Hand And Nail Care

The lack of regular moisturizing makes our hands dry and nails also lack vitality. With baking soda, you will bring vitality to the hands.

Directions:

Put the mixture of baking soda and water on your hands and massage in a circular motion. For fingernails, apply the baking soda mixture to the nail, and then gently rub with a small brush. After rinsing with clean water, you will have a soft and clean hand.

Body Cleanser

It is not only your faces that can benefit from an exfoliating routine; instead, using an all-over scrub for your body is vital for getting glowing skin. That is because your body sheds about 30,000 to 40,000 dead skin cells a minute, resulting in a dull and dry look. Using baking soda to clean your body makes you feel as comfortable as being at the spa. Relaxing in the bathtub with baking soda is an effective beauty treatment without costing too much.

Directions:

Add half a cup of baking soda to the bathtub and soak for 15-30 minutes. Then you will have soft and smooth skin. However, when using baking soda, you absolutely must not use shower gel or soap.

Whiten Teeth

Do you want to get whiter teeth without undergoing expensive treatments or using chemical-based products? And, baking soda can help you. Baking soda does not have mint smells like the toothpaste, but it can gently remove extrinsic stains from teeth. It gently aids in removing the staining caused by cigarettes, red wine, coffee, and other sources of discoloration.

Directions:

Try mixing baking soda with lemon juice or hydrogen peroxide to brush your teeth. Let this mixture sit on your teeth for a minute or two. Then, rinse off with clean water or mouthwash. However, because of the strong cleansing properties, you should only use this toothpaste about twice a week.

Body Odor Removal

Instead of using harsh, conventional deodorants and antiperspirants, you can make a natural deodorant with baking soda that contains odor-repelling and antibacterial effects.

Directions:

Combine baking soda and clean water to make a smooth mixture. You can add 1 to 2 drops of lavender oil. Lavender oil is good for minimizing unpleasant odor because it has antibacterial properties and it retains a gentle aroma. Once you have the mixture, apply it directly to your underarms. This method will make your skin smell nice.

Blackhead Treatment

Baking soda is one of the home remedies for blackheads, acne, and pimples. It is a natural, mild exfoliant that aids in removing dead skin cells and cleaning your skin pores. Moreover, it helps to dry out and treat existing acne. Also, it has antibacterial effects that prevent acne breakouts.

Directions:

Firstly, you gently cleanse your skin. Then, steam your face over hot water. Combine a tablespoon baking soda with two tablespoons water, and then apply this paste to the skin with blackheads. Wait for about ten minutes and then rinse it off with warm water. Finally, pat the skin dry.

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Sunburn Treatment

Baking soda contains an alkaline property that provides a soothing effect on sunburn. Moreover, its antiseptic effects help to heal your skin faster. Also, it helps to soothe the skin and reduce inflammation and itching. Baking soda also contains a cooling effect, and it aids in retaining the moisture of your skin. This is very important for treating sunburn.

Directions:

Combine baking soda with a little water and then apply it to the sunburned skin. You can use it to take a shower, or you may also dissolve baking soda with warm water, add it to the spray, cool it, and spray it on the damaged skin.

Caution:

Baking soda is effective when used for short periods. Excessive use may cause damage to your skin and hair, so remember to use it no more than twice per week. To ensure baking soda is the right treatment for you, test on a small patch of skin before applying liberally. Stop using if you experience any unexpected side effects.

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Disclaimer: This article is purely informative & educational in nature and should not be construed as medical advice. Please use the content only in consultation with an appropriate certified medical or healthcare professional.

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