Your skin will feel fresh after using a baking soda face mask scrub. And, it’s safe to use on sensitive skins. Give it a try and you’ll see how much better it works than the expensive store bought ones.
I’ve started dabbling in homemade natural skin care products. The skin on my face is super sensitive so I avoid putting harsh chemicals on it.
If you take a look at the skincare products sold in stores, most contain hard to pronounce chemicals. That’s why I’ve started making my own out of ordinary kitchen ingredients.
You probably already have the ingredients to make this all natural facial product. Baking soda (or Bicarbonate of Soda – same thing, just different name) is great for cleaning and baking.
However, I’ve recently discovered that it makes an amazing facial scrub too. Since baking soda is mildly abrasive, it’s a safe exfoliant even for sensitive skin.
The baking soda face mask scrub also cleanses the skin. It scrubs the surface of the skin clean as well as lifting dead skin cells and dirt out from the pores.
It gently cleanses the skin just like it does when using it on your kitchen sink or counter. And, you can’t beat the price for this all natural skin cleanser.
Because baking soda cleans so well, it’s important to use a moisturizer after so your facial skin doesn’t get too dry. If you fail to use a moisturizer, the skin can get dry and flakey.
The cleansing power of baking soda makes it perfect for use on acne prone skin. It breaks down oil and dirt within the pores so they don’t cause pimples.
Sodium bicarbonate also has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antifungal, and antiseptic properties. So, it’s also a good treatment for rashes, bug bites, and other skin irritations.
I find that a paste of baking soda and water helps relieve the itching and swelling associated with mosquito bites. And, it’s a cheap solution that’s easy and cheap to make.
Once you give this simple baking soda face mask scrub a try, you’ll want it to be a regular in your skincare routine. Not only is it effective at cleansing and exfoliating, it’s very inexpensive to make.
I like to rotate between different treatments. But, baking soda is one of my favorite cleansers to use in the summer when my skin tends to be more oily.
My skin always looks fresh and soft after using the sodium bicarbonate and water solution. However, if I don’t use a moisturizer after, my face does tend to dry out.
So how do you use it? I find it’s best to wet the face first and then apply the baking soda with a little more water. It’s applied in a gentle circular motion and then allowed to sit on the skin.
I like to let it sit for about 3 minutes before washing it off. Then, I pat my skin dry and apply a moisturizer. Since I like to keep things simple, I typically just rub on some coconut oil to moisturize.
For more facial masks using baking soda, take a look at some of these all natural DIY recipes. They’re great when you want to get added benefits from other natural ingredients.
DIY Baking Soda Face Mask Scrub
Your skin will feel fresh after use and is safe to use on sensitive skins. Give it a try and you’ll see how much better it is than the expensive store bought ones.
1 Tablespoon baking soda
Wet your face with warm water.
Add a little water to 1 tablespoon of baking soda and massage gently on your skin.
Leave the mixture on your face for about 3 minutes and then wash it off.
Pat face dry gently with a clean towel.