If you’re like most women, you probably like to be able to indulge yourself in treatments to enhance your beauty without wanting to spend a small fortune on the products themselves! If that is the case, consider that lonely little box of baking soda you probably already have hanging out in your cupboard right now. Unlikely as it sounds, that baking soda can be used in a number of great beauty treatments like those listed below.
Exfoliate Your Face
For a simple and excellent facial scrub, mix one part water to three parts baking soda to form a paste. Apply this to your skin and scrub gently, then rinse as normal. This is a great exfoliating treatment which will remove dead skin cells and other debris and leave your skin soft and clear.
Remove Hair Product Buildup
If you use mouse, spray or gels on a regular basis and worry that it might be building up on your hair, then don’t fret: adding a little baking soda to your shampoo is a great way to get rid of product residue due to its coarse texture. It is best to use the shampoo and baking soda in equal parts for this treatment.
Clean Brushes and Combs
Baking soda makes a great cleanser for the skin, but it also can clean and remove residue from brushes and combs. If they are getting gunky, rub on a paste of baking soda and water then rinse and dry.
Soften Your Cuticles
To soften your cuticles, just add a mixture of baking soda and water to your nail brush. Apply the brush to your cuticles and scrub gently for a few minutes, then rinse and dry as normal. This will leave your cuticles softened and exfoliated.
Soak Your Feet
After a long day at work, treat your feet to soothing foot soak by adding three tablespoons of baking soda to a pan of warm water. Soak your feet while the water cools to leave them soft and soothed. This is a great way to start an at-home pedicure.
Treat Acne Flare-Ups
To treat acne naturally, make a paste with baking soda and lemon and apply it to the affected area. Let it dry out and rinse it off later. This treatment will speed up healing time and is much cheaper and more effective than many commercial products.
Clear Up Blackheads
If blackheads are a problem, try mixing one tablespoon of baking soda with one quarter-cup milk and giving your face a thorough by gentle scrub. This will help unclog your pores and clear up the blackheads in no time.
So the next time you want to try a new beauty treatment without spending all your mad money for the week, consider testing out one of these treatments with baking soda. You will be amazed at the results.
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