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This combination is great for getting deep into your pores to prevent acne and blackheads. When mixed together, these two products work very well in treating acne, redness, scarring and removing excess dirt, oil and exfoliating dead skin off. The final results are amazing.
Sodium bicarbonate, or ”baking soda”, is often used in homemade baked goods, as a polishing agent, a deep cleaning and deodorizing agent for household use.
It can replace many harsh and toxic household cleaners and provide excellent results.
Baking soda is used as cosmetic (such as teeth and deodorant) as well. It is a natural beauty solution, also highly effective in treating acne. Most often an imbalance in pH can cause skin breakouts, and being an amphoteric compound, baking soda can be used to correct the skin’s pH balance, therefore aid in healing breakouts.
Meanwhile, coconut oil has antibacterial, healing and moisturizing properties that condition, nourish, and soothe the skin’s blemishes.
How to Use Baking Soda and Coconut Oil as a Deep Cleanser
- 2 teaspoons organic extra-virgin coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon aluminum-free baking soda
Mix the ingredients in a small bowl, making only one treatment at a time. Make sure it forms a paste and gently apply to your skin in a circular motion. Leave on your face for no more than 5 minutes. Rinse with warm water, massaging your skin in a circular motion once again.
Pat face dry with a clean towel. The coconut oil should hydrate your skin, so you don’t need to follow up with a moisturizer.