Baking Soda aka Sodium Bicarbonate is one of the miraculous ingredients in culinary world. And now, it has been used for various beauty treatments also. It is a mixture of weak alkali and weak acid which is used as lightening powder. The primary traits of this ingredient are to lighten skin tone and clean.
Many facial products in the market contain this ingredient to achieve the same. You can get a perfectly even toned bright skin and clean scalp if you use this ingredient properly.
Skin Care with Baking Soda:
Face Wash: Mix one tablespoon Baking Soda with plain water and apply this paste on face and neck; keep it for 2 minutes and wash off. This mixture will help you clean dirt from your face and open pores. You can use this face wash daily to lighten your skin tone.
Acne Treatment: Mix one tablespoon lemon juice with one tablespoon baking soda and apply the paste on the acne areas. Keep it for 5 minutes and wash with cold water. Baking Soda with lemon juice works very fast and effective. Regular application of this paste for at least 3-4 times a week will get rid of your acne problems.
Blackheads Removal Scrub: Take one spoonful of Baking Soda in your hand and rub this powder gently on your skin in circular motion. Daily application of this scrub will remove all your blackheads and whiteheads.
Hair Care with Baking Soda:
Cleaning: Mix three tablespoon Baking Soda with one mug water and use this solution as post shampoo wash. This will help you get rid of any fungus/dandruff in your scalp and keep your hair squeaky clean.
Dry Shampoo: Take 3-4 tablespoons of Baking Soda in a bowl and gently massage your scalp with this powder. This will clean your scalp while preventing any oil build-up and other problems like itchy scalp. There are highly expensive dry shampoos in the market; you can get the similar with this. For those, who does not have time to wash their, this technique is the best to keep scalp clean and healthy.
Hand and Foot Care:
Pedicure Wash: In a tub full of lukewarm water add two tablespoon of Baking Soda and dip your feet in it. After resting for 10 minutes, gently rub your feet with hands or brush. This bubbling solution will clean your feet completely.
Clean Nails: While doing manicure, sprinkle Baking Soda on your nail-cleaning brush and scrub your nails. This will clear out the cuticles and dirt from your nails.
Teeth Whitener: Baking soda works as teeth whitener also. Dip your toothbrush into this powder and brush your teeth. Do not keep it for more than one minute as this powder going in your throat may cause uncomfortable results.
Soak Bath: Mix 3 spoonful of baking soda in your tub or bathing water and clean your body with this water. Relax your body and soak in this water for 5 minutes.
Hand Scrub: Combine 2 teaspoons of baking soda with one teaspoon of oats and required curd. Blend well. Your 2 minute hand scrub is all ready to use! It will surely take care of the removal of dead cells in your hand.
Many of us think as it a chemical and harmful for our skin and hair, but this idea is absolutely wrong. It cures many skin problems such as acne, spots. But, if you are using it for the first time, I recommend a patch test before applying it on your skin. Also avoid using these treatments if your skin or scalp is burnt or cut or irritated. Keep the cautions in your mind and enjoy clean and even toned skin.