Baking soda is an extremely versatile product that is suitable for many domestic uses but is also perfect as a beauty ally. When you are used to very elaborate and therefore very expensive cosmetics, you are led to doubt the virtues of this white powder that is found in supermarkets for a few euros.
Yet its properties are recognized! Any examples to convince you? 2 teaspoons of baking soda are enough to protect dry skin , to whiten your teeth but also to fight dandruff’
Here are 6 ways to use baking soda as a 100% natural and super cheap cosmetic.
1 – For a sweet bath
Do you suffer from dry skin? Does water irritate your skin and cause itching and redness? It happens because it is too limestone. A natural solution to protect your skin is to pour half a cup of baking soda into the bath water. You will have a softer and more elastic skin but you will also feel more relaxed because the baking soda also has relaxing properties.
2 – To take care of your feet
Locked in shoes in winter and mistreated in summer, your feet suffer all year round.
Baking soda can help you take better care of it! Excellent against calluses , purifies the skin, eliminates itching and relaxes the feet.
The recipe is very simple: pour a quarter cup of baking soda into a liter of warm water and soak your feet for 15 minutes.
Guaranteed anti-fatigue effect. And if, in addition to pampering your feet with this beauty ritual, you want to improve the elasticity of the joints , dedicate them a gym session of about ten minutes a day: it will help you relax and keep them healthy.
3 – For beautiful hands
Soak your hands for 10 minutes in a liter of hot water with 2 tablespoons of baking soda. You will have healthier nails and softer hands.
4 – For a face with zero imperfections
Bicarbonate, 100% natural, is an excellent substitute for the chemicals you use for the face, perfect for fighting dry skin. In addition to being very moisturizing, it also proves to be an effective exfoliator for both the face and the body.
For a peeling effect , prepare a paste by mixing baking soda with water (3 volumes of powder per 1 of water), apply it on the make-up remover face and perform circular massages with your fingertips.
Rinse your face with warm water.
You can also use baking soda for a purifying mask (1 minute) or as a concentrated treatment on pimples (5 minutes).
5 – For a dazzling smile
Baking soda is a perfect product for your oral hygiene. Its powers? Purifies the mouth, prevents the appearance of tartar and caries , restores shine to your teeth.
It is also a natural remedy to always have fresh breath. Just rinse your teeth with a glass of water in which you will have dissolved a teaspoon of baking soda.
Do you want shiny teeth? Add a pinch of baking soda to your toothpaste: it’s great for removing stains. NB: to be used no more than once a week.
6 – For healthy hair
Do you have damaged hair? Use baking soda! It will help you to thoroughly clean the skin and get rid of all the residues that weigh down your hair (gel, hairspray etc.).
Result : you will have bright and easier to comb hair.
It is also excellent for limiting the formation of dandruff . To enjoy both of these benefits, simply add a teaspoon of it to your shampoo every now and then.
Also read our article on : Hair:how to make it grow faster and naturally
7 – Deodorant
Baking soda can be used pure as a do-it-yourself deodorant for the feet and armpits , applying it with your fingers or with the help of a powder puff. To obtain a liquid deodorant , dissolve two teaspoons of baking soda in a glass of water, let it sit for 24 hours and transfer everything to a spray container, perhaps recycling the packaging of an old deodorant.
8 – Face and body scrub
By combining three parts of baking soda with one part of water you can obtain an exfoliator to be used for the face or body. Gently massage into the skin with circular movements and then rinse with warm water.