Baking powder It is also called sweet soda or ‘baking powder’. It is commonly used in many foods. But do you know that the use of baking soda can also be beneficial for the skin? Yes, baking soda can help get rid of your skin related problems. Tell us the benefits and the right way to use baking soda on the skin.
How is baking soda beneficial for the skin?
Baking powder, whose chemical name is sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3), can be used for baked goods as well as for skin. According to research published on the NCBI (National Center for Biotechnology Information) website, it has antibacterial, antifungal, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties that may prove beneficial to the skin.
Research has shown that for the treatment of psoriasis (a disease related to the skin), bathing by adding baking soda to the bath water can get rid of this problem. This water can also reduce itching and burning in the skin.
Let us know how baking soda is beneficial for your skin
1 Baking soda for acne
Baking soda can be used as a home remedy to get relief from acne. Baking soda has antibacterial properties. At the same time, if we talk about scientific evidence, then there is a lack of studies in this regard. Using baking soda to treat acne is also not advised scientifically.
2 Baking soda for blackheads
When the skin becomes very oily, the problem of acne starts to increase. There are many types of this acne, including whiteheads and blackheads. To remove it, baking soda can be used on the face as it has exfoliating properties. It cleans dirt and extra oil from the skin. It can also normalize the pH level of the skin.
3 benefits of baking soda for dark knees and elbows
Sometimes knees and elbows can also turn black due to pigmentation in the skin. To cure this, only the exfoliating property of baking soda comes in handy. It can remove pigmentation and remove dead skin cells.
4 benefits of baking soda on the lips
Just like skin, your lips can also look dark. This happens due to the accumulation of dead cells on the skin. In such a situation, baking soda can prove useful in cleaning the lips well by removing these dead cells by acting as an exfoliator. Remember that only after mixing water with baking soda, use it for lips.
Know how to use baking soda for skin
1 baking powder and water
Mix a teaspoon of baking soda with a teaspoon of water. Make a slightly thick paste and apply it well on the area with whiteheads and blackheads and rub it in circular motions with light hands. When it dries, wash off with plain water.
2 Baking powder and apple cider vinegar
Mix a spoonful of baking soda with a spoonful of water and apple cider vinegar and apply it to the affected area. Then wash the face with cold water after 10 to 15 minutes.
3 Baking powder and orange peel powder
Mix 2 teaspoons orange peel powder and 1 teaspoon baking soda. Leave it on the face for 15 minutes and massage gently. Then clean the face with cold water.
4 Baking powder and coconut oil
Mix 1 to 2 teaspoons of baking soda and half a teaspoon of coconut oil and apply it on the rash area. Leave it on for 5 minutes and then wash it off with water.
5 Baking powder, aloe vera gel and rose water
Mix 2-3 teaspoons of baking soda, half a teaspoon of rose water, one teaspoon of aloe vera gel. To improve the complexion of the face, apply it to the skin and massage it with light hands using the fingers for 2 minutes. Then clean with lukewarm water.