Not many people are aware of the fact that various kitchen ingredients can also be used as beauty ingredients.
One of these incredible ingredients is baking soda, and it can protect, nourish and heal the skin of your face. Thanks to its incredible medicinal properties, baking soda has been used since ancient times and it has proven itself to have astonishing effects on the hair, teeth, and skin.
Baking soda can be used to prepare a homemade mask for your skin and the best thing about it is that the mask is quick and easy to prepare.
Simply mix 1 ½ tablespoons of baking soda, with 1 tablespoon of cool water to prepare a thick mixture and apply the resulting mix on your face. Spread it evenly and let it sit for around 10 minutes before rinsing it off with warm water and gently pat drying your face.
If you have a dry skin, let the mask sit for only 5 minutes as it removes skin oil and can over-dry your face.
Baking soda can also do wonders in the case of blackheads, as it has the ability to prevent the infection which causes them in the first place. On top of that, it acts as a natural antibiotic and can cure a number of fungal infections responsible for acne as well as other blemishes.
And last but not least, the baking soda mask possesses powerful antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties and it is great for the pores. It relieves inflammation, opens up the pores and helps your skin look smooth and shiny.