Beauty Tip: Baking Soda

Pinterest is slowly making the world a better place one day at a time. As well as insane eye candy and creative inspiration, Pinterest has changed my life by learning to use this…

 …as a facial scrub!

 As I had it in my kitchen cupboard I thought I would give it a try…

 All you do is simply make a paste out the baking soda and water and apply it in circular motions to your face. You can leave it on your face until it begins to tingle and then simply rinse off.

The results are smooth, silky fresh skin, equivalent to any face scrub I have tried.

It feels like the baking soda really getting into those pores, and leaves my skin silky clean. It is also the least expensive spa treatment I’ve ever tried, as well as being a little more ‘natural’ than chemicals, facials and peels.

In fact, I love it so much that I’ve ditched my regular body scrub and instead use baking soda on my feet, elbows and knees!

Do use baking soda for anything other than baking? Seriously what on earth would we do without Pinterest?!

2 Responses to “Beauty Tip: Baking Soda”

  1. Terri Says:

    All the ‘old’ treatments are coming back! Our Mothers and Grandmothers knew these tricks decades ago. Maybe that’s why they looked so good!

    I remember as a teenager when I came home one evening after a night of dancing, I still don’t know to this day what caused me to breakout all over in massive hives, I pressume it was something I must have eaten. There wasn’t an inch on my body that didn’t have a hive on it, I looked disfigured!

    My Mother took one look at me, then reached for the baking soda! She quickly mixed a big bowl of baking soda and water, and covered me from head to toe in the paste. Immmediately the itch debated, and my skin started to calm down, so did Mum and I.

    Flaking (because of the now dried soda), she marched me upstairs to the bathroom to rinse the ‘magic’ potion off. My skin amazingly, was back to normal. The whole process had taked less than twenty minutes, and saved us a trip to the ER!

    I forgot to mention, she had also given me a glass of cold water with a teaspoon of baking soda in there, just in case I was having the same symptoms internally!!!!!

    I’m not trying to suggest that this process should replace an ‘eppie pen’ or a trip to the ER if one is having an allergic reaction to anything, BUT we do have to wonder what we did in past times, without our modern day medicines. I know that they used baking soda for bee stings too!


  2. LB Says:

    If we ran out of toothpaste, my parents told us to use baking soda. It doesn’t taste mint-y fresh, but it does work great!