Make Baking Soda a beauty weapon!

I have been using baking soda as a face scrub for about five months now and let me tell you that IT WORKS and it's cheap!! My face is smoother than before and blackheads have dissapeared! not only is baking soda good for the face but for other beauty treatments as well. I went on a search for the wonders baking soda can do and wanted to share this article with you girls :)


 


SOURCE: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/13-baking-soda-beauty-tips.html


 


WHERE TO BUY? FOR HOW MUCH?



  • Baking Soda is ubiquitous. It does not vary by brand nor  fall into different price brackets. It’s reliable and will always come to the  siren call of your beauty needs.

  • It’s available. You can purchase it at supermarkets,  bodegas, drug stores and gas station mini-marts.

  • The price is right. Drugstore.com offers buy-one-get-one for $2.99.


HAIR



  • Remove buildup. Mix a small palm-full of baking soda to  your shampoo to remove buildup from conditioners, mousses and hairsprays.

  • Dry shampoo. No time for a shampoo? Baking  soda can be used as a dry shampoo when your hair is oily. Sprinkle some on your  hair, comb through then quickly fluff your hair with a blow dryer.

  • Chlorine-damaged tresses. Mix 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda  with 1 pint warm water.

  • Combs and brushes. Remove product and oil buildup by  soaking your utensils in a bowl of warm water with about 3 tablespoons of baking  soda. You can also add a splash of bleach.


SKIN



  • Facial Exfoliant. In the palm of your hand, mix some baking soda with your facial cleanser to make a gentle exfoliant. Use circular motions to apply gently then rinse as usual for very soft skin.

  • Rough skin. This also  works for the rough skin on elbows and feet. Make a thick paste with baking soda  and water (about 3 parts baking soda to one part water) and scrub away.

  • Shaving. A solution of 1 tablespoon baking soda in a cup of  water works as a pre-shave product of aftershave rinse for men with sensitive  skin.


Read more: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/13-baking-soda-beauty-tips.html#ixzz2ElGV4v2g

Posted on December 11, 2012 at 3:26 am
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I use baking soda as a face scrub too! It really does work amazingly! It has cleared my skin and didn't cause new break outs when I switched to it. It calmed the redness and shrunk the pimples within a few days use.


Just make sure you have a good moisturizer!

Posted on December 11, 2012 at 3:29 am
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double post

Posted on December 11, 2012 at 3:30 am
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What a great idea!!! I'm saving this!!!

Posted on December 11, 2012 at 3:36 am
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This is great! I am going to try this too! 

Posted on December 11, 2012 at 3:51 am
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wait, do you use it AS your facewash, or do you mix it in your facewash like it says? i wana tryyyyy

Posted on December 11, 2012 at 4:02 am
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Oh this sounds awesome! My skin and I are in a never ending battle I think.

Posted on December 11, 2012 at 4:16 am
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kplusd I don't mix it...I put baking soda on my fingers and mix with a bit of water and just rub my face in circular motion...but yes apply moisturizer as ellewinfrey says!

Posted on December 11, 2012 at 6:02 am
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great thanks :)

Posted on December 11, 2012 at 6:47 am
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Yup just water and baking soda. :)

Posted on December 11, 2012 at 6:49 am
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Great idea! Thanks!

Posted on December 11, 2012 at 7:55 am

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