Baking soda is a great ally to achieve a smooth skin, without imperfections and facial hair.
Baking soda is a compound widely used in the kitchen. You have probably heard that it is added in recipes for chocolate or carrot cakes, as it takes off the role of yeast; it also has benefits on your skin and can be a great ally in beauty issues.
One of the uses you can give to baking soda is for hair removal, with a simple mixture applied, you will be able to remove facial hair without pain, achieving a soft and smooth skin.
Why is baking soda good for your skin?
Baking soda is a white powder that dissolves easily in water, and besides its known action to relieve heartburn, sour stomach or indigestion, it is also known for its alkalizing powder.
This agent helps to combat oily skin, because it balances the PH of the dermis, which prevents the production of more oil than necessary, thus preventing pores from becoming clogged and blemishes from appearing. In addition, it has an antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and exfoliating effect. This will help you to have a blemish-free and smooth skin.
Facial hair removal
Thanks for its exfoliating effect, baking soda becomes an excellent option if you are looking to get rid of facial hair, since it removes the dead cells accumulated on the skin, facilitating hair removal.
According to Healthline, there are still no studies that prove its effectiveness; however, there are many people who confirm its effectiveness in removing ingrown hairs. In addition, baking soda can help lighten the skin, so you’ll achieve an even tone and a porcelain finish.
How to prepare baking soda hair removal?
You will only need one tablespoon of baking soda and two tablespoons of warm water. If you like, you can add coffee, as it also helps to exfoliate, which will give you a better finish.
1. In a bowl add the baking soda (and two tablespoons of ground coffee), then add the water and mix until the ingredients are well incorporated and you get the consistency of a thick paste.
2. Make sure you wash your face very well with water and neutral soap, since the area to be waxed must be clean and free of makeup residue.
3. When you finish, apply the mixture on the area where you want to remove the hair and perform continuous circular massages for 3 to 5 minutes.
4. After this time you should remove the baking soda with lukewarm water.
Facial hair may not be removed immediately, so you must be consistent and patient. It is recommended to use this treatment twice a week and after the procedure apply a moisturizing cream on the treated area. If you feel any allergic reaction you should stop using it.
Does using baking soda on the skin pose any risk?
According to Heathline, baking soda is an alkaline chemical compound. Because of this, it can alter the skin’s natural pH and its increase can lead to dryness, irritation and other side effects as it removes necessary natural oils.
Therefore, do not use baking soda if your skin is very sensitive or dry or apply it on your skin more than twice a week.
It is recommended to consult a dermatologist if you notice anything strange on your skin after using baking soda or if you feel that your skin is drier than usual.
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