Baking soda has been a kitchen staple for generations, but it’s also a major player in the beauty realm.
Household kitchens have been using baking soda since a long time but it has a greater use in the beauty section. You can create simple baking soda facials out of baking soda and water, or you can combine baking soda with cleansers and other natural ingredients.
While we have many more choices today, baking soda still does the trick for these and dozens of other health and beauty tasks. Try it for shaving and shampooing, for minor burns and cuts, or for relaxation in the bath. In this article, you will see that baking soda can be a key ingredient in your health and beauty routine.
Just follow the below given processes and give your beauty skills a new direction!
The many uses for baking soda for skin care also include using it as an exfoliator. Some people find that plain baking soda on its own is grainy enough to be a gentle scrub. You can also add a teaspoon to your cleanser or add a tablespoon each of baking soda and water along with 2 teaspoons of oat flour to get a deeper cleaning.
We’ve been talking about how to use baking soda for skin but it also makes for a fabulous detoxing bath! Detox baths can help your body to eliminate toxins and your skin will love the nourishing minerals from the ingredients! Be sure you try this in the evening because you’ll likely feel tired. You might even feel weak or flu-ish from detoxing, so make sure you stay hydrated! Add 1-2 cups of baking soda and 2 cups of Epsom salts while you draw your bath and sit in it for about 30 minutes.
Just mix in your hand 1 table spoon of baking soda with 2-3 table spoons of water and gently massage it into your face for about 1 minute in circular motions, then – rinse. This gentle scrub will make your skin very soft and smooth. We love using it one or two times a week.
Just add distilled water measuring one cup and 1 spoon of baking soda to treat and dry up blackheads. Many dermatologists make use of this solution professionally but you can make and apply it at your home. This will not just draw out all blackheads but makes blackhead extraction easy.
If you have acne, try using baking soda for skin care in the form of an acne mask. After washing your face, mix a few drops of baking soda with warm water until you have a paste and apply it all over your face. Leave it on for about 5-10 minutes and rinse off with warm water. Baking soda will not only clean and smooth your skin, as we found from the previous recipes, but it also helps remove blackheads!
Relief from Sunburn
Scorching summers can leave your skin sunburnt, but baking soda treats sunburns as effectively as any other instant-relief methods. Soak a clean cloth in a mixture of baking soda and use this cool compress on the affected area.
Baking soda shampoo
Mix baking soda with your favourite shampoo to get a wonderful purifying shampoo that will cleanse your hair from the residue that styling products leave behind. Mix one table spoon of soda with one table spoon of your favourite shampoo and wash your hair with this mix. After rinsing thoroughly, you will notice that your hair will become squeaky clean and more easily manageable. It’s not an everyday shampoo though. It’s great to wash your hair with this baking soda shampoo once or twice a month.
Clean Your Nails
Removing all types of stains and signs from the nails is good and refreshing for everyone and this can be achieved with by dipping your nails into water mixed with some baking soda. Brush your nails gently and wash it to get shining and perfect nails.