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 :)
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.
- 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.
- 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.