Baking Soda is a product in a form of powder which aids as a cooking ingredient, deodorizer and even a cleaning agent. Aside from these useful characteristics, it also acts as a beautifying ingredient to certain skin types. Baking soda face mask serves as a natural moisturizer and an aid for skin exfoliation. You may wonder why it can be used for skin treatment, this is because its sodium bicarbonate content acts as a mild abrasive that is commonly used in different skin care products. Such content excoriates the skin by removing impurities and dead skin cells from the skin. The best thing about this face mask is that it is inexpensive and safe and its ingredients are readily available in your kitchen cabinet.
Soak your hands for 25 minutes in the solution. It’s important that the water is warm or hot so your pores really open up. You want the baking soda to penetrate your skin. During that time, intermittenly grab the clumps of baking soda at the bottom of the pan or bowl and rub your hands together to really saturate them in the solution.
Baking is a part of so many people’s holiday traditions. It got me thinking on why baking? Why now? After all, most local grocery stores and super centers have bakeries that produce delicious goods for a decent price. However no store can make prettier sugar cookies than little kids. And no one does fudge and date pudding like my Grandma.
The opposite is true is the baking pan you use is too small. The batter ends up deeper and will take a longer time to bake. Once again, this throws off the cooking time and the consistency of the end product.
Here’s something you need to bear in mind. Even if you are anxious to get rid of your acne, start out slowly. Baking soda can irritate your skin if it’s too sensitive. Start with once or twice a week and see how your skin reacts to it. Later on you can use it more often. You can also mix baking powder with a bit of neem oil or tea tree oil to make it more potent. Both of these oils are anti-bacterial and anti-septic.
You can’t use it as an intimate feminine douche. In fact, you probably shouldn’t douche at all, as this flushes out the good bacteria and makes you more prone to yeast infections. If you really feel like you ought to douche, then make the douche mildly acidic by using dilute lemon juice or vinegar. If you get a yeast infection as a result – or from some other cause – apply live yoghurt internally in both directions (i.e. eat it and apply it within the vulva).
Baking time is very important. You do not want to under-bake. However, you also do not want to over-bake. I usually set my timer, to check whatever I’m baking, for 5 to 7 minutes before the time it should be done. Make sure it also looks done.