3 Amazing Ways to Use Baking Soda On Your Face

Cheap, yet so effective!

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It is a known fact that using baking soda on the skin has amazing benefits. Baking soda is super inexpensive but has anti-inflammatory, anti-septic properties that can help give you clear, smooth skin in no time. It is also great to neutralize the skin's pH balance and remove excess oil which can cause breakouts. Although there are many ways you can use baking soda on your skin, here are our top 3 favourites that your skin will thank you for! 

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1) Natural facial cleanser
Baking soda is very gentle on the skin but will clean even the most long wearing makeup.

You will need: 
Baking Soda
Water

Here's how to do it: 
Take half tea spoon of baking soda in your hand and add a little bit of warm water. Mix the two together until it is a thick paste. Apply all over wet face and massage into the skin gentle. Wash face as usual.

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2) Acne mask
Using a combination of baking soda and honey will help dry out your acne, while providing necessary moisture to the skin. 

You will need: 
Baking soda
Honey

Here's how to do it: 
Mix one table spoon of baking soda with a table spoon of honey and apply all over the face. Leave on the skin for 7-10 minutes and wash face as usual. 

3) Gentle face scrub
If you are sensitive to over the counter, harsh facial scrubs, this DIY scrub will soon become your favourite! Coconut oil is super moisturizing on the skin and mixing it with baking soda will gently exfoliate your face. 

You will need: 
Baking soda
Coconut oil

Here's how to do it: 
Mix one tea spoon of baking soda with half tea spoon of coconut oil. Apply the mixture all over the skin and gently massage for a few seconds. Wash face as usual. 

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