How to Use Baking Soda as a Natural Cleaner for Your Face
Article reposted from Green Living.
You can replace your chemical-laden facial soaps with homemade baking soda cleansers to save money, save the Earth and save your skin. Here is a simple facial wash and exfoliant you can whip up in no time!
Facial WashStep 1:
Mix 2 teaspoons of baking soda and 1 teaspoon of warm water in a small bowl. Use a clean finger to stir the ingredients until a soft paste forms.
Splash your face thoroughly with warm water. Dip your fingers into the baking soda paste. Apply the paste to your wet face using a gentle circular motion. Cover your entire face with the paste.
Rinse your face thoroughly with warm water, splashing the water over the skin repeatedly until your face rinses clean. Pat your face dry with a clean towel.
Facial ExfoliatorStep 1:
Mix 1 tablespoon of baking soda, 1 tablespoon of warm water and 2 teaspoons of oat flour in a small bowl to create a natural facial cleanser that also exfoliates.
Rinse your face with warm water. Dip your fingers into the cleanser and apply it to your face and neck using a gentle circular motion. Let the paste dry on your skin for 5 minutes.
Buff away the dried cleanser by moving your fingers in a gentle circular motion. The dried paste exfoliates your skin as you buff it away.
Splash your face thoroughly with warm water to remove any remaining cleanser. Pat your face dry with a clean towel.
Alternately, you can try this Honey Facial Wash / Mask:
Ingredients:1 Tbsp raw organic honey
1 Tsp baking soda
Combine honey and baking soda in palm. Rub together and then massage gently in circular motions on face. Let sit for a minute then rinse thoroughly with warm or even cold water
- Check in the mirror for dusty white spots once your skin dries. These spots indicate dried baking soda that wasn't properly rinsed away. Rinse your face with water again and pat dry with a towel to remove the residue.
- Pour 1 tablespoon of rolled oats into a small bowl and crush them with the edge of a spoon until a powder forms if you don't have 2 teaspoons of oat flour on hand.