Forget about blackheads using baking soda

Unsightly acne and blackheads can make you from being a diva into a disaster in an instant. Stop spending money on acne products that can aggravate your skin. Instead, look for a natural solution for these skin problems: baking soda.

About blackheads
Acne can be caused by a number of reasons, but the most common are: the overproduction of oil in the sebaceous glands, excess dead cells and bacteria accumulation on the skin. When the skin is irritated by any of these conditions, the blackheads occur. When pimples rise to the skin’s surface, they are called blackheads because of the dark appearance. For best results, use a cleanser and a gentle scrub like baking soda in order to remove excess oil and dirt.

Baking soda benefits for the skin
Baking soda is a wonderful tool for treating acne, as its exfoliating properties help remove skin cells. You can also make your acne less noticeable because it removes dead cells that can make your skin look dry and dull. Apart from treating acne, baking soda has neutralizing properties, which may help reduce redness associated with acne and skin irritation.

A natural cleanser and scrub
Baking soda is a wonderful natural scrub for the face, lips and body. Its fine texture allows you to polish the skin gently unlike other products containing coarse granules that can tear the delicate facial skin. Baking soda is rough, but not too much. To make a facial cleanser, mix baking soda and a few teaspoons of water in order to create a liquid soap texture. Use the mixture to clean your face and rinse with water. Also, when you wash your face, be sure to use warm water rather than hot. Hot water extracts the moisture from your skin and can cause excessive drying. If the skin becomes too dry, it will try restore moisture by activating the sebaceous glands that produce oil, exacerbating acne. Furthermore, always moisturize the face after washing.

Baking soda facial mask
While the baking soda granules can work as a scrub, you may also want to try a baking soda facial mask in order to unclog the pores. Simply mix a handful of baking soda with a few teaspoons of water until you create a thick paste. Rub the mixture on the face and let it dry for 10-15 minutes or let it act overnight. As the mixture dries, it will extract the clogging pores caused by oil and dirt.

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