How to Use Baking Soda For Better Skin

By Liam Rodom Abraham

Baking soda prevents bacteria, making it one of the best remedies for problem skin. It benefits acne-prone, greasy or porous skin. It can be used as a face mask but also doubles as an exfoliate. When used on a regular basis, you will have noticeably clearer, softer skin and it is far cheaper and more effective than a lot of the treatments available at drug stores. Both the exfoliating method and face mask can be used once a day but you will need to ensure you always moisturize your face or it will become dried out.

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Exfoliator

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Step 1

Rinse your face with warm water. Do not dry it off.

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Step 2

Use the palm of your hand to pour out about a handful of baking soda.

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Step 3

Sprinkle some drops of warm water (with your other hand) into your palm onto the baking soda.

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Step 4

Mix it a little bit. You should have a watery paste. Use your discretion to add more baking soda or water if you do not have this.

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Step 5

Apply it to your face in gentle circular motions. However, be careful to avoid the eye area. If you have acne, it may sting a little bit.

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Step 6

Finish applying it and then leave it on for about a minute.

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Step 7

Rinse the baking soda solution off with warm water.

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Step 8

Pat dry your face.

Face Mask

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Step 9

Rinse your face with warm water.

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Step 10

Measure out about a handful of baking soda. You can either use the palm of your hand or a bowl.

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Step 11

Add warm water so that the ratio of baking soda to water is 4:1.

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Step 12

Experiment with baking soda and water amounts until you have a thick paste.

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Step 13

Apply the paste all over your face. You should target problem areas with special attention such as areas with large pores, or areas with acne.

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Step 14

Let it dry for about seven minutes. Again, it may sting.

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Step 15

Wash it off with warm water.

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Step 16

Pat dry your face.