Baking soda is one of the cheapest, most efficient and easily to find ingredient for homemade cosmetic treatments that targets issues such as dandruff or oily hair, yellow teeth, acne, blackheads and yellow nails. Here’s how to use baking soda to look more beautiful:
You can use baking soda to wash your face every day and deep clean your skin. It helps with getting rid of pimples, dead skin cells and blackheads. To get the right amount, use your palm as measure. Put a bit of baking soda on your palm, add a few drops of water, mix until you get a smooth paste and use the paste in circular motions to clean your face.
It is great for gentle exfoliation.
You can even use it to treat acne. Mix it with raw oatmeal and use it as a mask. Leave to act for at least 20 minutes and then wash it off with warm water. You can also use this treatment for your neck, cleavage or back, if the acne has spread there, as well.
Baking soda can also be used for taking care of rough heels. It is great for softening the cuticles, as well.
To use it for your feet, fill a basin half way with warm water, add a tablespoon of baking soda in and leave your feet to soak for 15 minutes. Get them out and gently rub the dead skin off using a dry cotton towel.
If you have oily hair and the shampoo you’re currently using just doesn’t do its job, simply mix baking soda with water and apply it on the roots of your hair. Leave on for 10 minutes and then wash your hair, as usual. You will certainly see the difference.
You can also use it in cases when the nail polish you use makes your nails yellow. Mix baking soda with lemon juice until you get a smooth paste, apply the paste on your nails and leave to act for at least 10 minutes. Rinse it off with warm water. You will see the difference but you will have to do this a few times more to get all the yellow out. To prevent your nails from getting yellow due to red nail polish, apply clear nail polish before coloring them.
Use the baking soda and lemon juice mix to get the yellow out of your teeth, as well. Use this method only once a week to prevent damaging the enamel on your teeth.