How to Use Baking Soda For Great Skin, Voluminous Hair & Whiter Teeth

It's time to bring a long forgotten ingredient from your kitchen shelves to the forefront. Baking soda, commonly used in baking & household cleaning chores has loads of beauty benefits too. Besides, a great home remedy is the need for hour during the extended covid-19 lockdown situation. So look around in your kitchen shelves & remove that pack of baking soda to get whiter teeth, voluminous hair & great skin. Let's look at some unknown beauty benefits of baking soda for skin, hair & teeth.

However, always exercise caution while using this wonder ingredient. To answer a simple question that may arise "is baking soda bad for your skin?" the answer lies in moderation. Besides, do not apply baking soda on face everyday as it may irritate sensitive skin & may lead to dryness. Also, do not confuse baking soda with baking powder. Yes, they are different.

Banish Blackheads:

Make a simple mask with egg white & little baking soda. Apply all over your nose and let dry. Scrub gently with a wet fingertip & wash off. Spray some organic rose water all over face to calm down irritation, if any. You can also try skin icing to cool down facial skin.

Brighter Teeth:

Add a bit of baking soda to your regular toothpaste while brushing your teeth. This helps in removing light stains on teeth & helps add a sparkle to your smile. However, for results to show, do it at least twice a week. 

Exfoliate Facial Skin

Want to get rid of dead cells & reveal brighter facial skin in minutes? Make this simple brightening mask:

For oily skin:

Take a little baking soda + orange peel powder +  lemon juice + honey

For dry skin:

Take a little baking soda + orange peel powder +  lemon juice + virgin coconut oil

For normal/combination skin:

Take a little baking soda + orange peel powder +  green tea decoction + honey 

To make organic orange peel powder at home, click here

Although, do a patch test to avoid baking soda on face side effects like irritation & dry skin. If you are using baking soda for dry skin, always moisturize well after use. 

Baking Soda for Face Acne

Studies show that  applying a solution of baking soda mixed with water helps get rid of acne. But, it may also disturb the pH balance of the skin if not done right. Do exercise caution while using this remedy & do a patch test.

The anti bacterial & exfoliating properties of this ingredient helps get rid of acne scars too.

Get Rid of Blemishes

Mix a little baking soda with freshly harvested potato juice & apply on affected parts. Keep for 15 minutes & wash off with lukewarm water.

To Lighten Dark Underarms

We have a dedicated article that mentions beauty hacks for this particular problem. Do take a look here. However, for a quick remedy to lighten dark underarms, mix a little baking soda with virgin coconut/olive oil & scrub the area. Wash off in shower. Do this at least once a week for desired results.

Baking soda for softer hands & feet

Enjoy a quick home manicure/pedicure with warm water & few teaspoons of baking soda. Dip your hands & feet in the solution for 5-10 minutes. In addition, scrub them with a food scrub & dry. Apply a soothing cream afterwards.

For Adding Volume to Hair:

Want voluminous hair? Add a little amount of water to your regular shampoo, enough for one wash. Mix a little baking soda & wash your hair. However, do not forget to condition well after. Moreover, if you run out of dry shampoo, this versatile ingredient can be used as an substitute. Although, try not to overuse it.


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