Baking soda scrub is the biggest enemy for all the microbes and dirt that are making out skin to appear rough, irritated and dark. It’s the perfect ingredient for the skin types. It is the cure for all skin imperfections such as acne, dullness, dark spots or patches, and it can also treat hair problems. You can also add it to your skincare routine because baking soda is the cheapest ingredient in your pantry that is going to satisfy your target issues.
How the baking soda scrub is the perfect remedy for all skin issues
Baking soda scrub is a mixture of tea tree oil, coconut oil, lemon oil and baking soda. These are the benefits of these ingredients:
- Baking soda contains antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties that are able to kill the microbes that are causing razor bumps, acne or pimples and reduces the inflammation of the acne.
- Baking soda draws out the excess oil from your skin as it unclogs the skin pores and maintains the optimum pH level of the skin which prevents from the sudden breakout and it also gives a healthy glow to the skin.
- It’s a good exfoliator because it has tiny granules that deep cleanse the hair follicle and it also removes the dirt and the dead skin cells.
- Baking soda is a perfect remedy for removing the blackheads, dark spots and acne scars caused by its deep pore cleansing properties and it can also regenerate new skin cells.
- The lauric acid contained in the coconut oil acts as the antibacterial agent which is able to treat acne, razor bumps and other skin conditions.
- Coconut oil exfoliates the dead skin cells when it is mixed with baking soda and it becomes a very good scrub. Clogged pores are the main reason for razor bumps or ingrown hairs. Coconut oil calms and soothes them.
- It maintains the smoothness of the skin by keeping it wrinkle-free.
- Thanks to the saturated fats, coconut oil melts on the skin when it’s applied and it easily seeps into the skin pores, moisturizing the skin deeply.
- Lemon oil has antibacterial and antimicrobial properties that can fight bacteria-causing acne as well as avoiding future acne.
- It contains vitamin C that is able to reduce the appearance of dark spots and some other types of sun damage.
- Astringent properties that shrink and constrict excess oil and the dirt from the pores.
- Citric Acid of lemon acts like a chemical exfoliant that has the ability to remove the dead cells.
Tea Tree Oil
- It has antibacterial and antiviral properties that have the ability to kill bacteria and virus causing pimples, ingrown razor bumps, rash, etc. It is also effective on scalp and hair as well.
- The anti-microbial and antiseptic properties contained in the tea tree oil kill the harmful microbes and protect the open pores and ingrown hairs from being infected.
- It has fungicide property that inhibits and treats fungal growth and it also reduces the inflammation of red razor bumps.
Procedure of Baking soda scrub
- 2 tablespoon baking soda
- 7 drops of tea tree oil
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 5 drops of lemon oil
The method of preparation:
- Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix them well. You need to store it in an airtight glass container for future usage.
- You can keep the face scrub for a couple of months, just be careful to not let water go inside the container because it will spoil the mixture.
- There is no need to store this scrub in a refrigerator because it will harden the coconut oil. It’s better to keep it at a room temperature.
How to apply
- First, you need to thoroughly wash your skin with soap or face wash and rinse it well. If you can, have a hot water bath or shower. The hot water is going to open up your pores, making your skin much more prone to cleaning.
- Apply the scrub to a wet skin all over your body, massaging in a circular motion for about 5-10 minutes in order to allow the granules to remove the dead skin cells. Afterwards, you should rinse it off well. This is going to make your skin look and feel refreshed and healthy.
- Reasons that are causing ingrown hairs might be wearing clothing that is too tight, having naturally coarse or curly hair, tugging at the skin with the razor, waxing or shaving in the wrong direction and not exfoliating regularly after the hair removal. You should make sure that you are using a clean, sharp razor (a new one in case it is disposable), shave in the direction of the hair growth, and don’t pull the skin tight to try to get a closer shave.
- Make sure to do a patch test in order to make sure that your skin does not have an adverse reaction to the oils contained in it. The inner forearm is the perfect place to do a test as the skin is delicate, and very similar to the facial skin.
- Additionally, the pregnant women, infants, and the young children need to avoid certain essential oils, therefore be sure to do your homework beforehand.
- Remember to keep the glass container away from light.
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