5 Bizarre Benefits Of Using Baking Soda For Beauty
By: Pinki Sat, 23 May 2020 4:32 PM
Pretty much everyone knows that baking soda is used for cooking. You might even know about using it as an odour neutraliser in your fridge or for various cleaning tasks around the home, but we bet you've not heard of all the beauty uses for baking soda.
Today we're sharing how you can use it for your face, teeth, hair, body, hands, and feet. You'll be amazed by what it can do!Not only is baking soda natural, but it has several properties than make it ideal for treating a multitude of beauty dilemmas. It's gentle but abrasive nature are ideal in the place of harsh exfoliators, and it can also help to deodorise to keep the body smelling fresh. It's alkaline pH is gentle on skin and has even been found to soothe and calm it.
* Make a DIY exfoliator
Gently rub three parts baking soda and one parts water on your face in a soft, circular motion to remove dead skin. Just be careful around your eye area and rinse clean with warm water.
* Prep your nails for a manicure
Use the same solution for smooth hands and fingers before painting your nails your favorite color. For polish-ready nails, dip a clean toothbrush into baking soda and scrub along your cuticles and nails to remove any imperfections.
* Soothe sensitive skin post-shave
Add one tablespoon of baking soda to one cup of warm water for a soothing solution. Simply rub the mixture on your legs to alleviate razor burn fast.
* Remove excess hair products
Sprinkle a small amount of baking soda into your favorite shampoo to remove buildup from shampoo, conditioner, serums, and other products. Wash as usual and rinse thoroughly for cleaner, more manageable hair.
* Clean your styling tools
The same way products build up on your scalp, they can also leave your brushes and combs pretty dirty. Soak them in a solution of one teaspoon of baking soda in a bowl of warm water to remove natural oils and build up. Rinse and dry.