When we think of skin care remedies that include organic ingredients, we can’t ignore one of the major kitchen parts and parcels: Baking Powder!
This Chemical compound that goes by the name of Sodium Bicarbonate (NaHCO3) does not only have its uses in a chemical lab but its benefits have made its way into our kitchens as edible and vanity cabinets due to its extra ordinary skin care properties.
Baking Soda or Sodium Bicarbonate is alkaline in nature and hence, balances the pH levels of skin. The pH level of your skin refers to how acidic or alkaline your skin is. The neutral pH level is 7, for water. Anything below this is acidic in nature and above 7 is considered alkaline.
In order to provide protection against bacteria, our skin’s acid mantle usually stays slightly acidic.
If it gets too acidic or too alkaline, then it becomes a skin problem and this is where Baking Soda comes in to balance the pH level.
There is no denying the usefulness of Baking soda but it should always be used in the right manner and in small quantities if you want to maintain a healthy pH balance of your skin. Otherwise you may end up having a skin too dry or a bit too oily.
Baking soda can be used on skin for a variety of reasons such as for removal of acne scars, soothing skin rashes, as an exfoliator or even as a cleanser.
Ingredients for Baking Soda Face Mask:
· Juice from 1/2 lemon
· 1-2 tablespoons of baking soda
· 1 teaspoon of honey
Step by step Procedure:
1. Take all three ingredients in the quantities mentioned above and mix them together in a bowl until it becomes a paste. You can add more water if it’s too thick.
2. Wash your skin and dry it to remove all makeup or visible dirt. Then apply this mask and gently use fingers or a brush, whichever is more convenient. Do not scrub.
3. Remove your mask gently using warm water and soft wipe.
When the pores of your skin are filled with oil and bacteria, you start having acne (pimples) which often results in scars on your face. These scars can be treated with a baking soda mask which is to be used in small quantities and not more than two days in a week.
Baking soda possesses antiseptic properties that help reduce skin inflammation and pain.
Baking Soda mask, used with coconut oil can prove to be very beneficial to combat skin rashes.
Baking soda , being alkaline in nature, removes dirt and clogging in your skin and absorbs excess skin oil which may cause acne. This leaves your skin smooth with a natural glow.
You surely get good results from this acne mask.Naturally enough, there are only two ingredients in this homemade acne mask;
baking soda and water.
Use 3 to 4 tablespoons of baking soda and combine water to make a paste, not too dense, not too thin.
After using the homemade acne mask to your face, rest for up to 20 minutes. Then wash your face to feel the softness and purity of your skin. Apply this homemade acne mask remedy twice a week to clear up those spots.