I've already mentioned that I think baking soda is the perfect face and body exfoliant; it's a cheap and natural alternative to commercial exfoliants, does the job well, but doesn't feel as if you're rubbing coarse sand over your skin.
Well, I've also discovered that baking soda works as a great face mask, leaving my skin feeling very soft and smooth even without any exfoliating action. It seems to draw all the impurities out, eliminating any blackheads and helping bring annoying pimples to a head. This a quick and easy treatment for your face if you don't feel like going through the trouble of exfoliating, or if you think exfoliation is too harsh for your skin.
What You'll Need:
- baking soda
- warm water
3. Spread the paste over your face, being careful to avoid the eyes. It'll sting!
4. Leave the paste on your face for at least 5 minutes before rinsing off with warm water. If it starts to feel uncomfortable or sting before the time is up, feel free to rinse it off sooner.
A simple paste of baking soda and water works fine, but I personally like to make a face mask out of baking soda and honey instead. I also like to do this in the shower to avoid making a mess, and also so I can steam my skin a little before rinsing the mixture off.