Before the advent of commercial cosmetics, most people used common household items or compounds from items found in nature to make facial products. Many homemade masks and scrubs, such as a honey-yoghurt mask or an egg-white mask, can be made out of things you’ll find in the kitchen. Baking soda has been used for centuries for cleaning teeth and making facial scrubs and gentle facial masks.

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Directions: Four Mask Options

Mix baking soda with warm water until a thick paste is formed. Wash face in warm water and pat dry, then apply the baking soda paste to the face and neck. Leave it on for 5 to 7 minutes before washing off in gentle motions and patting dry with a towel.

Mix equal parts of baking soda and oatmeal with water to form a thick paste. Apply to the face and neck and rinse after 7 to 10 minutes.

Mix equal parts of almond meal and baking soda with water to form a thick paste. Apply to the face and neck and rinse after 7 to 10 minutes.

Mix equal parts of facial clay powder and baking soda with water until a thick paste is formed. This mixture can be left on for 10 to 15 minutes before rinsing off.