Is It A Good Idea To Use Baking Soda On Your Skin?

Baking soda is used for beautifying effect on the skin. Baking soda is usually known by all, as a cooking ingredient and for its cleaning properties. It is also found in toothpaste. Baking soda contains sodium bicarbonate. Baking soda is also used to improve health.

Is It A Good Idea To Use Baking Soda On Your Skin?

Is It A Good Idea To Use Baking Soda On Your Skin?

Baking soda has innumerable benefits for your skin. The list provided below has the benefits as well as the procedure to prepare and make use of baking soda for your skin.

    1. Baking Soda Relieves You From Itchiness

      Ingredients: Baking soda and water, an equal quantity

      If your skin has allergic rashes and causes severe itching, get relief from your itches by just applying a mixture of baking soda and water on your skin. It soothes the skin from rashes caused by bee stings and bug bites. The paste will soothe the itches and heal the affected area.

    2. Baking Soda Removes Sunburn

      Ingredients: Baking soda and warm water, equal quantity. Oatmeal and corn-starch (optional)

      There are many outdoor activities that make you spend long hours in the sun. Over-exposure to the sun gives you sunburns. Just add about half a cup of baking soda to warm water while taking your bath. Soak your body in the tub for about 10 minutes. Feel your body becoming relaxed in the warm water and the affected area turning back to normal. The hardness in the texture of the skin will be replaced with soft and lighter skin color. It also soothes any itches caused by sunburns. You can apply a thick layer of the mixed paste on specific affected areas for better effects.

    3. Baking Soda Remove Blemishes

      Ingredients: Baking soda and lemon juice. One teaspoon each

      Mix the lemon juice with baking soda. Massage the paste on the skin affected by acne. You can apply it on dark spots or pigments that blemish your skin. Allow it to remain on the skin for about 2 minutes and rinse it off with warm water. Do not allow the paste to remain for a long duration. Make sure you remove all traces of the mixture from your skin, as it may dry the skin. You should apply a non-comedogenic moisturizer, as the combination of lime and baking soda makes the skin dry. Blemishes can be removed from the face and from other parts of the body.

    4. Baking Soda Helps Facial Exfoliation

      Ingredients: Baking soda and water, an equal quantity

      Take a mixture of baking soda and water. Stir it briskly. Rub the mixture all over the face. Use circular and upward motion. You can feel the dry cells leave your face and your face will regain its softness and add a natural glow to your face.

    5. Baking Soda Helps in Treatment for Acne

      Contents: Baking soda and water, an equal quantity

      Mix equal quantities of baking soda and water. Check the areas which need to be cleaned. Apply the paste on the area that is infested with pimples or blackheads. Some have whiteheads too. Leave it on for about 2 to 3 minutes and rinse it off with warm water. Gently rub your face dry with a clean towel. Apply some non-comedogenic moisturizer so that the skin does not become too dry. If you have a severe bout of acne, you can take this treatment for 2 to 3 days continuously. Later, you can switch to twice a week and even later, to once a week.

    6. Baking Soda Aids in Treatment For Moles

      Ingredients: Baking soda, Hydrogen peroxide and Epsom salt in an equal quantity of 1 cup each. Boiling water and vinegar, ¼ cup each

      When you have many moles on your face, they will overshadow the original beauty of the face. However, you can treat them with a mixture of baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, and Epsom salt. When you apply this mixture on the mole, it would lighten up the color of the mole. The mixture contents when blended, give off a caustic solution which helps to dehydrate and shrivel the moles. You can also store the contents in a bottle for regular use.

    7. Baking Soda Gives Bridal Glow

      Ingredients: 1 teaspoon baking soda and 1 teaspoon orange juice.

      Treatment: Brides usually get a bridal glow that makes them even more beautiful. But with a small magical spell using baking soda and orange extract, you can add to your natural glow with this small treatment. Apply the mixture on your face. Allow it to remain for about 5 minutes and wash it off with cool water. Dry your face with a towel and apply a non-comedogenic moisturizer.

    8. Baking Soda Benefits For Oily Skin

      Ingredients: Baking soda and water. Equal quantity

      Treatment: If you have an oily skin, you should dilute baking soda using water and apply it on your face. Give your face a gentle scrub and rinse off the mixture from your face. Use a non-comedogenic to moisture your skin. Baking soda has a drying effect on the skin and can be used for oily skin.

    9. Baking Soda benefits For Facial Hair

      Ingredients: 1 tablespoon of baking soda and 200 ml of hot water

      Make a mixture of baking soda and hot water. Dip a small piece of cotton into the mixture and keep it on the facial hair that you do not want, especially above the upper lip and on the chin. Secure it with a bandage and allow it to stay in the same place overnight. Remove it the next day and wash your face. This will prevent further growth of facial hair and will lighten the color. If you allow it to stay overnight, you should make sure that you will not develop any skin irritation, by taking a patch test. Apply a moisturizer to the area.

    10. Baking Soda For Your Neck

      Baking Soda helps Reduce Darkness from Neck

      Ingredients: Baking soda and water. 1 teaspoon each

      Mix the baking soda with water and apply it on your skin. Wait for about 5 minutes. Wash it off with warm water. Moisturize the area with non-comedogenic moisturizer. If the skin on the neck still remains dark, you can treat your neck with the same procedure for three consecutive days and then make it to one day per week. Your neck will lose its darkness and add beauty to your face.

    11. Baking Soda For Your Lips

      Baking Soda helps To Acquire Rosy Lips

      Ingredients: Baking soda and honey, in equal quantity

      Treatment: A mixture of baking soda and honey should be taken and applied to the lips. Let it remain for two minutes. After two minutes, you can rub the mixture on the lips. It will exfoliate the dry skin and remove the darkness from the lips. The original rosy color of the lips will now emerge. Lips are very sensitive and should not be treated often. Two or three times per week or once per week are sufficient. Rosy lips add beauty to your face.

    12. Baking Soda For Your Hands:

      Baking Soda Makes the Hands Soft:

      Ingredients: Baking soda and warm water, 1 teaspoon each

      Treatment: Take a spoon of baking soda and mix it in warm water. Soak both your hands in warm water for a few minutes. Then take a soft brush and scrub the dirt from the nails. Rub the entire hand with a soft body scrub. Finally, wipe your hands dry with a soft towel. Witness the change in your hands. They will feel soft and clean.

Baking Soda For your Feet:

  1. Baking Soda Removes Dead Skin

    Ingredients: Baking soda: half cup, and warm water: one bucket

    You don’t have to go for an expensive pedicure when you can do it easily at home. Take some warm water in a large container so that you can place your feet inside it. Mix a teaspoon of baking soda in the water. Place your tired legs inside the container containing warm water and baking soda. You can feel the stress and tiredness leaving your foot. Take a soft scrub and rub around your nails, to make them shine clean. Callus skin will soften with this treatment. It is best to place both your foot in the water, at the same time. You can do this regularly once a week. Your foot deserves some care. Wipe your foot clean. This treatment removes dry and dead skin too.

    If your nail has a fungal infection, give it a gentle scrub. You can treat your foot with this pedicure treatment on 3 alternate days and find the fungal infection vanish to never come again.

Precautions To Be Followed While Using Baking Soda

Baking soda is a very cheap product found in almost all households. They are easily available at the chemists. However, you have to follow certain precautions while using it for beauty care.

  • Baking soda has a drying effect on the face.
  • Baking soda should not be directly applied to the face. It has to be mixed with a solution, like water to dilute it and then applied.
  • Make a mild solution, if you have a sensitive skin.
  • You can use non-comedogenic moisturizer if the baking soda has a drying effect on your skin.
  • Rinse the baking soda solution thoroughly. You can rinse your face two times, to make sure the solution completely leaves your skin.
  • While using baking soda solution on your skin, you can apply it for two consecutive days and then switch over to twice a week and then once a week.
  • You can use equal quantity of baking soda and water. You can add more of water to the mixture. But avoid using more of baking soda, as the baking soda will make the skin dry and lifeless.
  • Baking soda should be patch tested before applying on the skin, to protect sensitive skin and allergies.
  • Avoid using baking soda for long durations. It is best to apply it only for a few minutes, as the skin is very delicate.

Baking Soda Storage

Baking soda should be stored in a cool and dry place. It is most effective when it is new and its power is less effective over time. You can also store it in the refrigerator. Use only a dry spoon while using it. Store it in tight containers. Do not store it metals like aluminium or tin containers.

Baking soda is a popular ingredient that is very handy in the kitchen. Even if you are not preparing dishes with it, baking powder plays an important role in every household. As a beauty product, its role is most effective to restore your lost beauty and to add to your natural beauty. Using baking soda instead of harsh chemicals found in easily available beauty products is most beneficial to the skin. Apply and enjoy its benefits, especially on weekends when you have the day off and you need to pamper yourself without rushing off to extravagant beauty parlors. You need to use it to witness the multi-purpose use of baking soda.

In brief, baking soda plays an important role in cooking, baking, cleaning, and beautifying.

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Pramod Kerkar, M.D., FFARCSI, DA
Pramod Kerkar, M.D., FFARCSI, DA
Written, Edited or Reviewed By: Pramod Kerkar, M.D., FFARCSI, DA Pain Assist Inc. This article does not provide medical advice. See disclaimer
Last Modified On:August 14, 2018

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