Baking soda has so many uses that we could write a book about it, not just a simple article. If you would like to try it in your beauty routine, we share super-easy recipes for some game-changing face mask and revitalizing foot soak based on baking soda.
Baking Soda Face Mask – Quick & Deep Skin Cleansing
Baking soda turns out to be a perfect product. First of all, it’s inexpensive, and, second of all, it’s versatile because you can use it for DIY cosmetics as well as house cleaning. It is a super-effective washing agent which freshens up the complexion, and helps plump the face. Regular use makes expression lines less noticeable. Do you know you can use it for homemade deodorant? Plus it is ideal for repairing the skin on feet.
What skin type is baking soda mask good for?
Baking soda works great for oily, combination skin, acne, and all kinds of imperfections. Regularly used it brightens the complexion and banishes pigmentation spots (like sun spots).
Another great thing is this natural mask is very easy to make, budget-friendly and effective. Just remember that if your skin is dry and sensitive, you need to use baking soda masks carefully because they may cause irritations (ideally, do a patch test and see if your skin reacts). Use the mask once a week.
How to make a baking soda face mask?
The easiest way takes a few seconds: pour two spoons of baking soda and a spoon of warm water into a bowl. Mix them well to create smooth white paste. Your cleansing mask is ready to go! Now, apply it on the washed face skin – on the entire face or just spots that need deep cleansing (e.g. chin, nose, forehead). After a few minutes (5 minutes is recommended) rinse the mask using warm water and towel-dry the skin. Remember to restore pH balance and use a toner. Then you can follow with moisturizer.
Baking Soda Foot Soak
Baking soda is amazing for feet that got coarse and callused after winter. It brings smoothness back and works best in the form of soak. It soothes irritations, and relieves tired feet fast.
How to prepare baking soda foot soak?
The easiest thing! Fill a basin with warm water and add 5 spoons of baking soda. Soak your feet for 15 to 30 minutes. Baking soda works wonders – your feet will get smoother and nicer after just one bath! To keep the effect, do the baking soda soak once a week. If you want to make it work better, add a few drops of essential oil (mint or eucalyptus) and avocado, castor or olive oil.