“Baking soda” is a term used in kitchens daily. Cakes, pastries and other bakery items include baking soda as a basic ingredient. New and advanced research has revealed its uses for skin treatment. It can benefit the skin in following ways:
1) Whitening of skin
Naturally, baking soda is an alkaline so when applied to skin balances its pH level giving a whitening effect. You can simply mix baking soda with water. Then apply the mixture to your face after a while washes it from the face. You can massage your face with this mixture in a circular motion. However, the procedure can be done only once a week.
Another recipe of skin whitening includes baking soda, lemon juice, and strawberries. Mix the three ingredients and apply the paste on your face.
2) Baking soda acting as a skin exfoliant
Since baking soda is alkaline, it acts as an exfoliant ripping dead skin cells. When you mix it with water, it becomes a scrub and helps to remove dead skin. You can mix baking soda, water, vitamin E oil, and oatmeal to make a paste of scrub for your skin.
3) Baking soda balances skin tone
Sometimes girls complain of uneven skin tone. This problem can be resolved by using baking soda. As said earlier it is alkaline, so baking soda helps to balance skin tone. What you need to do is simply mix baking soda, rose water, and Aloe Vera gel to make a thick paste which balances the skin tone.
4) Baking soda for removing skin tan
Oh! Did you get a skin tan? Don’t get worried baking soda can resolve this problem as well. Mix baking soda with vinegar and water to make a cure for skin tan.
5) Want skin tightening – Use baking soda
Another important usage of baking soda is that due to its alkali property it tightens the pores in the skin. You have to mix baking soda, water and honey to make the remedy.
6) Soothes the sunburn
Being an alkali, it soothes the sunburn. You need to mix baking soda in a glass of cold water. Dip a washcloth in it. Then drain excess water from the washcloth. Then apply to the sunburn area of your face. Leave for some time say 2-5 minutes until it comes to room temperature. You can repeat the process if needed.
7) Removal of acne scars
Baking soda and water mixture not only whitens the skin but also removes acne scars.
8) Baking soda as antibacterial
Baking soda acts as an antibacterial. It can provide relief from rashes and swelling caused due to itching. You need to mix baking soda with coconut oil to get the correct recipe of skin relief.
9) Treatment of fungus
Baking soda helps to treat fungus on the skin . Fungi grow with acid. Since baking soda is alkaline, it cuts down the growth of fungus.
10) Various masks with baking soda
A number of masks can be made with the help of baking soda for instance acne mask, blackhead removal mask, mask for younger look, etc.
Baking soda can prove to be handy for skin, but ingredients need to be mixed in appropriate quantities.