Baking soda aka sodium bicarbonate has gamut of medical uses. Though we’re found of this inexpensive product at home we pay no or less attention. 

This fine white colored powder has been used in many ways since 1800. In ancient Egypt, baking soda was used like soap and in 1800s it was used to preserve fish. Of course, even now we include baking soda as an ingredient in many products like tooth paste, personal care items, to neutralize batteries and in food. Still we’re leaving behind lots of nutritional values of baking soda by not using it as a home remedy to treat diseases.

Main advantage of baking soda for skin is that it regulates pH level.

Pimples or acne on face are caused due to 3 main reasons,
  • Excess oil production
  • Accumulation of dead cells on pores
  • Bacterial infection
Baking soda because of its pH regulating propriety it controls excess oil and with its antiseptic propriety terminates bacterial infection. Topical application of baking soda helps to exfoliate dead cells. Thus this simple home remedy can treat acne.

Note: Don’t compare baking soda to pricey professional medications, for serious problems visit dermatologist.

Simple Remedy to Get rid of Pimples with Baking Soda

If you’ve sensitive skin then be careful using baking soda, excess use can stripe natural oils leaving your skin dry.

Things you’ll need
  • Baking soda
  • Water
  • a bowl
Using Baking soda
  • For spot treatment, mix 1-2 table spoons (tbsp) of baking soda with 1-2 tbsp of water. Wash your face and pat dry. Apply the baking soda mixture on affected part, rinse off with water after 15 minutes.
  • Baking soda as a face mask, make a paste of 3 tbsp of baking soda and 2-3 tbsp of water. After washing your face with water, slightly apply lighter layer of baking soda mixture on your face. Leave it for 15-20 minutes then rinse it off with water. The mixture may slightly sting and may leave your face red but don’t worry it will fade shortly.
  • Using as an exfoliator, add lemon juice to the mixture of baking soda and water to form smooth paste. Damp your face with water and apply this paste. Massage gently in circular motion to exfoliate the skin, rinse off with water.
  • Baking soda as bath soak, if you’ve acne scars on your body then try baking soda bath soak. Mix half cup of baking soda to warm water, using your hand mix it well. Hop into bath tub and stay there for 15 minutes then rinse off under shower.
Though applying baking soda can reduce pimples and remove acne scars excess application dries your skin. So, it’s recommended to apply moisturizing cream after using backing soda. You can try any homemade moisturizer mentioned here.

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