Today’s article is going to be about baking soda beauty uses and hacks.
You can do a ton of things with baking soda, so I wanted to share with you all the beauty hacks that you can do with just some plain baking soda.
For most of these beauty uses, all you’re going to need is one tablespoon of baking soda and then one tablespoon of water put into a small bowl and then you’re just going to mix it all together until it is a paste consistency.
Before I share all my baking soda beauty uses and hacks, I always recommend test patching. So make sure you test patch on your skin because all our skins are different. Just to be safe that your skin doesn’t react to anything. All of these beauty tips work really well on my skin and I do have very sensitive skin.
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The first beauty use is that baking soda is really great for getting rid of any pimples. Ditch those over-the-counter acne products and use a baking soda to help clear your skin,.
You’re just going to take that paste and apply it onto your pimples with a q-tip all you have to do is wait until the paste dries completely and starts to flake off and then you can wash off with some warm water.
Make sure you follow up with a good moisturizer.
Hack number two is that baking soda can also be used as a facial scrub. Baking soda and water form a natural, gentle exfoliator for the entire face.
All you have to do is gently massage the paste onto your face in circular motions for around 10 to 20 seconds before rinsing with warm water. This will really exfoliate your skin and it’s gonna keep your skin feeling so soft and smooth.
If you want to make a quick face mask, just add a tablespoon of coconut oil into your baking soda and you could use this as a face mask.
Once I mixed the mixture into a bowl, I just applied it all over my face. Of course avoid your eyes.
The coconut oil and the baking soda are really going to help remove impurities and also make your skin smooth.
Once I put it onto my face, I just let it sit for 10 minutes before I removed it with warm water.
Baking soda is also really great to use to clean your hair brushes.
I just took my paste of baking soda and water and used a tooth brush and scrubbed it within my hair brush. It really does clean my hairbrush completely.
This is really going to help get rid of any of the built-up hair products and dirt left in there. It is really essential to clean your hair brushes regularly. I feel like a lot of us forget to do this but this is super quick and easy to do and it gets the job done so well.
I definitely recommend cleaning your hair brushes with some baking soda.
Baking soda is also a great cuticle cleaner. In order to maintain your cuticles, all you have to do is take your baking soda and some warm water and scrub that paste all over your cuticles.
This is really going to help exfoliate those dead skin cells and it is also going to make your hands softer. This is also really great to use during the colder months when we are super dry.
Once you are done scrubbing the paste all over your cuticles, I just took some warm water and rinsed it all off.
You’re going to notice it looks so much better and your hands are also that much softer.
This next beauty use is great for exfoliating the lips and also to help lighten any dark spots on your lips.
All you have to do is take one teaspoon of baking soda and one teaspoon honey. Put it into a little bowl and then you’re just going to mix it all together until it makes a paste consistency.
Then you are going to apply this paste onto your lips. I just applied it onto my lips, gently rubbing it in a circular motion for about two minutes.
The honey and baking soda are really going to help get rid of the dead skin cells and also to help naturally lighten the color of your lips.
Once I apply the mixture for two minutes, I just took some warm water on a little towel and just rubbed it off.
This is really going to also help get rid of any flakes on your lips and it’s going to make it completely smooth and get rid of any of that dead skin that is on it.
If you’re ever in a situation where your breath smells, you can actually use baking soda as a mouthwash.
All you have to do is put about one teaspoon of baking soda into a small glass. Then you’re just going to swirl it around in your mouth and then spit it out and rinse.
This is really going to help for neutralizing odor and your mouth. Baking soda is super great when it comes to odors as well.
Not only is it great as a mouthwash but you can also use baking soda to help whiten your teeth.
All you have to do is take baking soda and water and just rub that onto your teeth for about two minutes before you rinse it completely off.
If you do this over time, you’re going to notice a difference in your teeth, they are going to appear much more white. A lot of teeth whitening products actually have baking soda in it, so it’s a really great key ingredient when it comes to whitening our teeth.
Fake Tan Remover
This next hack is a fake tan remover. This is perfect for those times when you screw up your fake tan and your hands or your feet look orange and just a mess.
You can actually take a paste of water and baking soda and just scrub your hands together or wherever you want to get rid of the fake tan.
Do this for about two minutes and then you can go ahead and wash it off with soap. This is really going to help get rid of any fake tan that you have that you want to get rid of because maybe it just doesn’t look good or your fake tan is fading and you want it off more quickly.
If you ever run out of dry shampoo or maybe you just don’t have any you can actually use baking soda as a substitute for dry shampoo.
All you have to do is just sprinkle a little bit at the root and then you’re just going to massage it in.
Baking soda really acts as an oil absorbing substance. It’s going to keep your scalp looking clean.
In this last beauty hack, you can actually use baking soda to help get rid of odors. It’s really going to help neutralize the odors and you could use it as a natural deodorant.
In a lot of natural deodorants one of the main ingredients is baking sodas and it’s just a really great thing to use, especially maybe if you run out of your deodorant and you don’t have anything, this is a great thing to have on hand.