There are times when we don’t have time to go parlor or our beautician is not available. If you are like me who does not like to change her beautician, then I have some nifty beauty treatments that you can try at home. They have no side effect and give immediate results. These treatments make use of only one product – baking soda. Baking soda is a common kitchen product that is used for baking cakes and muffins. Because of its components, baking soda can help fight blackheads, tan, acne and remove body odor.
These 9 benefits of baking soda will give you much better results than an expensive beauty treatment.
#1 To fight blackheads
Blackhead is one of the biggest villains in our life. It seems impossible to win a fight against them but not anymore.
Start with cleaning your face. Boil water in a pan and switch off the gas. Then hold your head over it. Hang a towel to cover your head for two minutes. Take a teaspoon of baking soda and mix it with clear water to create a paste like mixture. Apply it directly on the area and let it dry for 30 seconds. Then, gently brush the area for a minute or two. Rinse it with your face wash. Voila! Blackheads gone.
#2 As a face scrub
Our face collects most of the dust and gets tanned and rough faster. Most of us require bleach on regular basis to get rid of face tan and remove dust. However, if you have no time to get bleach then you may achieve same results at home with baking soda.
Mix one tablespoon of baking soda with a tablespoon of clean water. If you’re not allergic to honey, you may add one tablespoon of honey to the paste. Massage your face gently in circular motion. Do it for two minutes before washing your face. The homemade face pack removes dead cells and your skin with appear softer and radiant.
#3 To whiten the teeth
Most of the whitening toothpaste have baking soda. For whiter teeth, brush your teeth in an even way with baking soda. Rinse and then brush your teeth with your favorite toothpaste. Brush your teeth with baking soda only once a week. If you have sensitive teeth, then do consult with your dentist before trying this at home.
#4 Hair Spa
Pollution and dust makes our hair lose its shine. Fix your dull hair by providing your hair with regular nourishment. Mix a quarter spoon of baking soda to a dollop of your everyday shampoo to add volume to your hair. You could also make your own shampoo at home. Take 1 part of baking soda and 3 parts of water, and mix them together. Apply the mixture on your hair for cleaner and lighter hair.
#5 Remove Dark Spots
Baking soda is a natural bleach. If you are losing confidence due to dark spots under your eyes, neck or underarm then we have the perfect solution for you.
Make a paste with one teaspoon of baking soda and two teaspoons of water. You can use rose water in place of regular water. Apply directly on the spot and massage it gently. Leave it there for a minute before cleaning it. Do it 2-3 times in a week.
Baking soda can take a great care of your hands. Make a paste with baking soda and water and apply the paste under your nails and around cuticles. In a separate bowl, take 3 parts baking soda and 1 part water, and make a paste. Rub the paste in gentle circular motion over hands and fingers to exfoliate.
#7 Bath Soak
Add 1/2 cup of baking soda to your bath to wash away oil and perspiration. You may also add essential oil. Baking soda can also help provide relief from pain and tired muscles.
#8 As a Deodorant
Mix 4 tbsp of baking soda with about 10 drops of your favorite essential oil and apply it under your arms with a brush or puff. This natural solution is better than store bought product as it is chemical free.
#9 Acne Spot Treatment
Make a paste with baking powder and water/honey. Apply it evenly on the pimple and leave it for 15 minutes. Rinse your face.
Please note: It is not recommended for deep cysts.