Baking soda is also known as sodium bicarbonate and this ingredient has been used from ages in making of makeup and cosmetic products. But did you ever think about what makes it essential to use baking soda in the cosmetics that we use for skin? How essential is baking soda on our skin and what are its using benefits? For some essentials facts to be mentioned here, baking soda is not used from last few years but is used from ages and this is the best kitchen beauty product to give various beauty benefits. Let’s check some benefits and homemade products using of baking soda for skin and hair:
Perspiration with people is common and this becomes embarrassing during summer days when you are actually bound to sweat a lot. Baking soda helps to reduce the amount of sweat released from the body and hence it is advised to use them under armpits or feet’s where you tend to perspire more which in results releases awful odor.
Why do you want to spend money when you actually have a good facial wash at home? The process is very simple, you need to take two tsps of baking soda and mix it 1 tspoon of Luke warm water and stir it properly. The mixture you get here is little thick but it would give you healthy and glowing skin.
This is the best alternate to those costly dry shampoo bottles. If you feel the scalp is sticky and oily, flake some dry shampoo on your scalp and get amazing results. Baking soda helps to keep the oil and stickiness on bay.
Baking soda is a great exfoliator as it is a bit grainy in nature too. To get amazing results and use this as an exfoliator you need to add 1 teaspoon of baking soda to your cleanser or coconut oil. Massage it under your arms in circulation motion and wash off with cold water.
Thin hair is the most common problem with ladies these days. Hair thinning may be due to various reasons and hair problems. If you want to make your hair look a little fluffy and volumised you need to add 1 tsp of baking soda to your shampoo and then rinse your hair with it. Baking soda will make your hair lighter and remove the impurities from your scalp too
Baking soda is the best ingredient from kitchen which has proved in treating acnes. Mix 1 teaspoon of baking soda to 1 teaspoon of honey and apply this paste on acne and leave it overnight. You will surely feel the difference in the morning. You may also use this paste twice a day.
You don’t need a well to do manicure every time. Just mix some baking soda to peroxide and scrub this on your nails to clean them properly and remove the buildups.
Treats sunburn and irritated skin:
Mix some baking soda in cool water and rest a cotton cloth in this mixture so that it absorbs the maximum amount of baking soda in it. Run this wet cloth over your affected part and you will feel the difference repeating this 3-4 times a day. Baking soda helps to calm your skin irritation and also reduces the redness.
Mix a teaspoon of baking soda with enough fresh lemon juice (or water) to make a paste. Wipe your teeth and any extra saliva off of them with a paper towel. Put a good amount of paste onto your toothbrush and apply. Leave the paste on for 1 minute, then rinse thoroughly, so as to avoid the acid affecting enamel.
Benefits: Baking soda helps skin get rid of dead skin cells, blackheads and also dries off acne keeping skin clear. It is a natural exfoliator that also cleans pores and reduces their appearance overtime.
Remedy: Take coconut oil in a medium sized bowl. Melt it a bit if solid. Add baking soda slowly and stir until it forms uniformly white in colour. Finally, add few drops of any essential oil of your choice and stir again. To use, take about a teaspoon and scrub gently on face. This can be used as a body scrub too!
Removes chlorine from hair:
So, you are a great swimmer, eeh? There are more chances of chlorine getting buildup on your scalp which may result in hair fall and breakage. Get rid of this and treat this problem by mixing baking soda to shampoo. Apply this on your scalp and leave it for 15-20 minutes. Baking soda removes the buildup on the scalp and leaves you with silky and soft hair.
Benefits: Baking soda detoxes the skin and body keeping body acne at bay. It also removes dead skin cells and makes skin smooth.
Remedy: For a detox bath mix equal quantity of baking soda and Epsom salt and soak in it for 30mins to calm and soothe the skin.
Remedy: Try dissolving 3 tablespoons of baking soda into a basin of warm water. Soak your feet for 15-20 minutes. If you’d like to continue on with a pedicure, use the same ratio as the foot scrub; 3 tablespoons of baking soda mixed with 1 tablespoon water.
Hair Scrub and Dandruff
Benefits: Baking soda helps you fight dandruff by removing all the flakes and dead skin cells. It also cleans away excess sebum and dirt from the scalp.
Remedy: Wet your hair and rub in some baking soda to the scalp. Gently massage your scalp. Wait for a couple of minutes and then rinse your hair well with water.
Who thought baking soda from kitchen would also be useful i repeat very useful in the beauty regime. Most of the face washes, scrubs, soaps and shampoos have baking soda in it. This is a great ingredient to fix daily beauty problems.