6 beauty benefits of baking soda for your skin



Using baking soda as a skin treatment can work wonders when used in the right manner and quantities.

Right from being an excellent exfoliator to a being a brilliant bleaching agent, baking soda has properties that could potentially make it your skin’s best friend.

Let’s take a look at its many benefits, shall we…

1. Helps clear acne and breakouts

The exfoliating, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties of baking soda for skin can help reduce the reoccurrence of pimples and acne.

To use baking soda as an acne-fighting agent, mix 1-2 tsp. of the compound to a gentle facial cleanser. Mix warm water to turn it into a paste-like consistency and apply on affected areas. Leave for 10-15 minutes and wash off with warm water.

2. It helps tightens pores

Baking soda is not only a good exfoliator but also helps by slightly shrinking the size of your pores, thereby preventing dirt and other particulate matter from clogging them.

In order to use baking soda as an astringent or toner, mix about a tablespoon of it into a bottle of water and apply it to your face. The solution works even better when refrigerated for a while before being used over your skin.

3. Adds glow to the skin

The compound, when mixed with certain juices like orange, can provide your skin with multiple benefits. The healing properties of such a solution can boost the collagen levels of your skin while also cleaning out any impurities that might be present.

In addition to a glowing complexion, if you wish to get rid of any spots, scars (especially those left behind by acne or pimples) or blemishes on your skin, mixing baking soda with lemon juice will help you create an effective and natural bleaching solution.

4. Mattifies oily skin

There are many reasons why your skin might feel oilier than others – your sebaceous glands are in overdrive, there is hormonal imbalance of it the just how your skin is!

For a mattifying masking experience, prepare a solution of baking soda and potato juice, which helps evening out your skin tone in the affected regions. Baking soda, being alkaline in nature, tends to dry out your skin though. So it is often recommended that you apply a moisturiser on your skin after having bleached or cleansed it using a baking soda solution.

5. Gets rid of dead skin cells

A paste made from baking soda for your skin can help you get rid of the dead cells that get accumulated over time. When you’re using it as a face pack to gently exfoliate your skin so as to get back its original complexion and texture, having baking soda at your disposal can really come in handy.

In the case of exfoliating your skin, mixing baking soda with honey can help get back its soft, natural appearance back. Especially since the honey in the solution tends to work like magic when it comes to moisturising your skin.

6. Fights skin infections

The anti-bacterial properties of baking soda help prevent the occurrence of breakouts on your skin. It also aids in keeping just about all kinds of rashes and skin infections at bay,

When mixed with coconut oil, the alkaline, anti-fungal and also pH balancing solution of baking soda for your skin (or a paste) can help treat skin infections that you might have.


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