Skin Care Tip Of The Week *The beauty benefits of baking soda*

Monday, September 17, 2012


Sometimes the best things in life are...cheap. Yes, baking soda I am talking to you. I have mentioned it before but today I am going to share four other ways that you can incorporate it into your beauty regime for extra soft silky smooth skin.
  1. Acne busting body scrub- Mix a small amount of baking soda with apple cider vinegar and use as an acne busting and purifying body scrub.
  2. DIY microdermabrasion- similar to this post but mix one part water and one part baking soda and exfoliate for three to five minutes and rinse with warm water. You will not believe how smooth your skin will feel!
  3. Spider bite reliever- UGH I hate ugly spider bites, especially when they are in noticeable places. Apply a little baking soda mixed with water to the bite and it will help relieve discomfort and tone down redness.
  4. Green clay + baking soda mask or spot treatment- Mix a tiny bit of baking soda, green clay and water to make the ultimate zit busting mask. Use this as a spot treatment for blemishes or all over if you are experiencing an annoying breakout.

On a side note- this weekend while I was out grocery shopping at Trader Joe's I noticed that my checker had the most beautiful pearly whites that I have ever seen. I have no filter so I told her how amazing her teeth were. She got close and told me her little "secret"...baking soda. She said she was on a budget and can not afford white strips so she mixes baking soda with her toothpaste and brushes for a good five minutes with the stuff and tada! SO trying that!


34 comments:

Briana said...

Okay. I am doing BOTH the microderm thing and the teeth-whitening thing today... if my 6 month old will give Mommy 15 minutes of along time, that is.

xo.

Kyla said...

I've been using baking soda for as long as I can remember as an exfoliator, it works really well! I'm definitely going to try out that green clay mask though...

Chelsea said...

Wow, who knew!! That's so cool!

Alexa said...

And bee stings apparently. Or so my mom says. Goes along with the spider bites treatment too. I'm going to try it as an acne busting scrub, hadn't heard of it used for that. Hope your Monday is going great Lindsay! So soon we get to meet!

Felicia said...

I've used that baking soda and water mixture on Abigail's bug bite and it went away by the end of the day! Amazing stuff ;)

THE LAVENDER LOVER said...

Definitely going to try these tips. I'm about to move out on my own for the first time and am definitely on a budget. Thank you for sharing Lindsay :)

Sami said...

I'm not a mommy (yet), but I love reading your blog! You have great DIY posts. :) I was also going to comment that baking soda works for bee stings, too. I've heard the toothpaste trick, too... definitely giving that and the mask a try!

Stephanie said...

I had the WORST pregnancy induced rashes on my stomach while I was pregnant with our daughter, and the only thing that helped was making a paste of water and baking soda and plastering it to my stomach. Worked like a charm!

Honeybee's said...

So glad that you posted this. Thanks for the tips!

Simply LKJ said...

Who knew? (well, you did, of course) Great tips!!

melissa @ delicious wife said...

awesome body scrub tip! do you have any tips for acne aftermath dark spots?

Shug in Boots {Beth} said...

I did the baking soda thing with my teeth but it made them sensitive. :(

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

Baking soda is like the queen of EVERYTHING! Seriously, so many good benefits. I'm trying the apple cider/baking soda mix tonight. Half my face looks like a 15 year olds right now (in bad way not in a good, young, exuberant way!)

My-cliffnotes said...

I'm so using this as a scrub! Love you

sherri lynn said...

Oh I have heard that baking soda is great for whitening teeth! I have never tried the baking soda exfoliant but I've also heard great things about that too.

Anonymous said...

One warning about Baking Soda on teeth: It is extremely abrasive on enamel! I would advise against it. It will wear away your enamel so fast and make them very sensitive and more prone to cavities and breakage. It does work for the whitening affect which is why so many people go after it for that (and teeth feel SO clean after a good scrub!) but it certainly is a quick way to get dentures early :(

Brianna said...

These are great tips!!! Love all your DIYs (:
I'm a dental hygienist and although I don't completely agree with anonymous up there, using baking soda TOO much can be too harsh on your teeth & gums. It works great as a tooth whitener because it's super abrasive and therefore removes surface stains. I would just recommend being careful and definitely not using it every day (: although from pictures, your teeth look pretty darn white lady! ;)

emilyvannah said...

I have used it with some water to make a paste and have used it in my hair when I feel like there has been a lot of build up.


Emily
eageremily.blogspot.com

JackieBernardi said...

Hi Lindsey, great tips!

I just want to add that if you are going to do this all over your face, it should only be done once or twice a week max. I'm an Esthetician, and I have clients that have self-induced sensitivities from over-doing it with this scub.

Paper Sidewalks said...

This is a great post! Who knew that something I keep in my kitchen cupboard can be useful outside of cooking. Thanks for this!

MJ
Papersidewalks.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

It's also great to get rid of the burning after you cut up peppers. Saved me a night of pain on my hands.

Rachael said...

Wooo! I already own baking soda! Is the microdermabrasion okay for your face? Or is it meant for the body?

kelli said...

great post! i love to wash my face with baking soda. i also used to wash my short hair with it.

i bought some green clay from my local health food store after reading your blog. the man who helped me find it had beautiful skin and said he mixes the clay with apple cider vinegar. can't wait to try it!

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Claire said...

I never thought that baking soda is this much handy...thank for the tip ;-) going to share this with my neighbors.

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My sister uses this brand of baking soda to whiten her teeth, change to new box after 1 month. The rest we used it to clean the appliances.

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Anonymous said...

Baking soda in a bath leaves your skin amazingly smooth. And apple cider baths are great too!

Heather Scoggins said...

I wonder if this would work on a porcelain tooth as well? I have just one and it stains terribly.

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Baking soda has done a lot of magic to my kitchen and other stuff at home. Specially this brand, I been using it for years now.

Anonymous said...

My is a combination of oily nd dry. I have pimples and dark sports. I tink this would help me. Where can I get a green clay

Anonymous said...

I have a combination of oily and dry skin. I bliv this can help me. Where can I get a green clay

Anonymous said...

I use baking soda for both and i have white teeth also i and a fan of baking soda

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