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8 Ways to Use Baking Soda For The Most Common Skin Problems

August 21, 2017 | By  
8 Ways to Use Baking Soda For The Most Common Skin Problems
Highlights
  • Baking soda balances the pH levels of your skin
  • It also helps in exfoliating the dead skin cells
  • You can use a mask of baking soda and cold water to treat sunburn

Baking soda is one ingredient that you will always find in your kitchen cabinet but have your ever thought of including it in your beauty regime? It might sound absurd but the fact is that baking soda carries immense benefits for your skin. Since it is alkaline in nature, it balances the pH levels of your skin to make it glow with radiance. It also helps in exfoliating the dead  cells to reveal new freshness. Here are eight ways to use this humble ingredient in dealing with your day to day beauty problems.

1. Removes acne scars

When your skin becomes clogged with dead , oil or bacteria, tiny pimples appear on the surface called acne. If acne is not properly dealt with, it can leave some marks and scars behind. To remove these scars from your face, use a paste of baking soda and water. Make it thick enough so that it can be easily applied to your skin. Baking soda will exfoliate the scarred skin and reveal a fresh layer. You can apply the paste two or three times in a day for 3-4 minutes and then wash off.

 

8 Ways to Use Baking Soda For The Most Common Skin ProblemsBaking soda exfoliates the scarred skin and reveals a fresh layer

2. Soothes  rashes

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Baking soda has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. Since it can dry out your skin due to its alkaline properties, you can get relief from itching and swelling that comes with skin rashes. Add coconut oil to baking soda and apply this paste for 4-5 minutes. You can apply this twice a day for a soothing effect.

8 Ways to Use Baking Soda For The Most Common Skin Problems

Baking soda has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties

3. Treats yeast infection

Candida fungus or yeast infection breeds in areas like the mouth, intestinal tract, throat or the genitals. Baking soda can help treat this infection due to its properties like alkalinity, pH balancing capacity and anti-fungal properties. If you are a victim of yeast infection in the intestine or internal organs, consume about half a teaspoon of baking soda mixed with a glass of water every day for about 10-15 days. To treat yeast infection on skin, make a paste with baking soda and water and use it on skin for 2-4 minutes and then wash off.

4. Remedy for sunburn

If your sun-damaged  has been very itchy, it is best to reach out for baking soda as it has a cooling effect. Make a paste of baking soda and cold water, apply it on the effected area and then wash off.

5. Skin tan

helps in removing skin tan. Combine a teaspoon of baking soda, water and vinegar to make a paste. Leave it on the skin for 5-10 minutes. Repeat it once or twice a week depending on how severe the  tan is.

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6. Blackheads

Since contains anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties, it helps in treating infections that cause blackheads. It loosens the skin around them to enable easy extraction.

8 Ways to Use Baking Soda For The Most Common Skin Problems

Baking soda helps in treating infections that cause blackheads

7. A natural cleanser

alkaline in nature which helps soften the sebum and debris on the face. It also clears and opens up pores and absorbs excess oil which aids in preventing the clogging of pores.

8. Skin whitening

A facial wash with baking soda can help in whitening . Make a paste using water and baking soda and scrub it gently on your face. Rub it in a circular motion for two minutes. Thereafter, wash with water and apply a moisturizer.

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Emily has worked for a variety of technology-focused publications over the years , she also writes about tech, culture, crime, and the economy .

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