We all have a tub of baking soda stashed on the kitchen shelves in our homes with its use being mainly to prepare food. We also know that baking soda is good in whitening laundry but did you that baking soda has other uses in terms of it being used as a beauty product ?
Here as some tips on how you can use baking soda to enhance your natural beauty.
1. Fighting Acne
Baking soda can be used effectively to solve the acne problem. It is a safe and effective measure that helps get rid of pimples. Simply prepare a paste and use it to dry the blemishes.
Baking soda can also come in handy when cleaning your nails. Here are 3 ways you can use baking soda for cleaning your nails. Prepare soda paste that you can apply when you perform manicure or pedicure. Massage your feet, hands and nails with the paste, then rinse it. Soda polishes and softens cuticles, cleans under nails, eliminates odors and softens the skin of your feet and hands.
You can easily make your own home-made fragrant antiperspirant. This will contain only natural ingredients that are harmless to your skin. Add a few drops of essential oil into 4 tablespoons of soda and apply the mixture under your arms. Such a deodorant provides a sense of cleanliness and freshness for a few hours. You can reapply it later in the day if need be.
4. Getting rid of dead skin and to improve your skin tone
You can include baking soda in your daily face washing procedure. All you need to do is mix soda with face washing liquid. This will work as a soft exfoliant, it gently removes dead skin cells and improves skin tone.
Did you know that baking soda is a key ingredient in the manufacturing of toothpaste and is quite essential in whitening teeth? Use it instead of toothpaste. The only drawback is that if it is used too often it can damage your enamel. If used once a week, it is harmless and perfectly removes stains and plaques without wearing enamel away.