Sodium bicarbonate is also popularly known as Baking soda which is a white colored crystalline substance. It is commonly found in our kitchens and used to prepare many dishes such as Cakes, Bread, etc. but do you know that this ingredient can also be used to fight many skin-related issues?
Baking soda can be easily found in our houses and we can put it to various uses and scrubbing face with baking soda has a lot of benefits
Baking soda is prepared by using carbon dioxide, water, ammonium, and various other chemical ingredients.
Due to these properties Baking soda is not only a good component in industries or limited to our kitchen and bakeries, but it can also be used to treat various skin problems.
We are striving to come out of a pandemic, and we are coming out of it wearing masks. It must be accepted that the face mask will be around us for a while now. It is not new that everything has its pros and cons, on one hand, it protects us from the Coronavirus but on the other hand, many people report issues of Maskne or acne caused by wearing masks for longer durations of time.
Companies are working hard to create products to combat this problem, some have already made certain products available for the public for this.
But when we have a similar product available in our own houses, why should we invest so much in those products. The solution is Baking Soda.
Do you know you can easily leave your face washed and use Baking Soda instead?
Comfort your itchy skin:
Wearing masks for a longer duration of time may lead to itchy skin. We are also instructed that we should resist touching our faces. Baking soda is known to be effective in calming the chronic itchiness that we experience. Using it in our shower has proven to be useful in easing itchiness.
You can also make a paste of some baking soda and water and apply on areas that need special care or are affected. After applying a considerable amount to the concerned area wash it off with some lukewarm water.
Balance the pH level of your skin:
Due to the alkaline properties of baking soda, it allows us to balance out the pH level of our skin. The ideal pH for skin is between 4 – 7. The Ideal pH can differ for various parts of her body. Acne, however, can be a result of high pH and it is recommended to use a gentle cleanser for this issue.
Baking soda as a cleanser:
You can use baking soda to wash your face instead of a cleanser. To use it as a cleanser, mix 1 or 2 teaspoons of baking soda and ½ to 1 teaspoon of water in a bowl and form a paste. Use it as you normally use a cleanser and wash it off with water and use a dabbing method to dry your face.
Baking soda face scrub:
To battle can, many dermatologists suggest using gentle exfoliators for the skin, though there are many exfoliators or scrubs available in the market that pledge to be useful for acne but most of the time they end up stripping our skin of hydration. But did you know an alternative to face scrub, Baking soda? Yes, it is. But always make sure to deeply moisturize your face afterward.
Yes, to baking soda masks:
While facemask shields us from the harmful virus, we let baking soda to deal with the Maskne or Acne.
#1 Baking Soda and Water:
(you can also do a Patch test beforehand to make sure your skin is not reacting to the paste)
#2 Lemon- Honey Mask:
#3 Aloe Vera Mask:
#4 Apple Cider Vinegar Mask:
These masks have proven useful to many and recommended by many. It is not necessary to try all of them together, find out which works best for you and they use it 2-3 times in a month to get desired results. However, using these steps for your acne does not mean that they make you ugly. Acne is normal and does not make anyone any less. These are only for you to try if you want to. Always remember you are beautiful with or without them.
Washing your face with Baking soda is good and effective in so many ways. So, get your Baking Soda masks on, make some tea or coffee, grab yourself a book, or binge on your favorite series. Create a pampering night for yourself and while you’re doing all this don’t forget to smile.