How to Use Baking Soda to Exfoliate Your Face and Body

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The best natural face exfoliant I've ever used is a simple baking soda paste. Simply wet your face and your hands, then use about two teaspoons of baking soda to gently scrub your face. The moisture of your hands and face should be enough to turn the baking soda into a perfect paste. However, if you prefer it to be a little thinner, just add a few more drops of water to it.

How to Use Baking Soda to Exfoliate Your Face and Body



Baking soda works as a great face exfoliant, without containing any large particles often found in commercial brand exfoliants that end up being too abrasive for my skin. However, keep in mind that sometimes the baking soda might sting a little if you leave it on too long, when that happens just simply rinse it off with warm water. If you still find scrubbing with baking soda too abrasive, try simply using it as a mask instead.

I use baking soda to exfoliate my face about twice a week, and afterwards my complexion is always incredibly smooth and soft, without feeling like I stripped off too many layers of skin. I even use it to exfoliate my body sometimes, or if you prefer something stronger than that for your body, consider using coffee grounds.

2 comments:

  1. is't ok if you used every night baking soda into your face?

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    1. I wouldn't recommend it, because you risk over-exfoliating, which can irritate your skin and even cause breakouts. However, it really depends on what kind of skin you have. In general, you should only need to exfoliate your face once a week. Start by exfoliating only once a week for a month, then twice a week for a month, three times, etc. until you find a pattern that works best for your skin. Personally, exfoliating just once or twice a week is perfect for me.

      Also, if actual exfoliation is too harsh for your skin, you can just use baking soda as a mask instead of rubbing it into your skin. I wrote a post on it here: http://www.salubriousexclamation.com/2012/08/how-to-use-baking-soda-as-face-mask.html

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