There has been many important discussions regarding how to whiten the skin using various skin treatments methods that you would be surprised with the many articles you could find about them in blogs and websites alone. While any of the used and popularly written methods wouldn’t be castigated because they are usually products of essential skin remedy and protection researches,it is a significant observation that many beauty freaks prefer the naturally induced treatment methods to the chemical products because of the skin protection they guarantee while they also come inexpensively. Home skin treatment remedies have also been really fancied given the many simple and straight forward Do It Yourself (DIY) approaches that produce optimum results without risks of skin cancers among other threats they could pose to the skin as it is with most synthetically manufactured skin treatment products.
Baking soda has been a raging topic of beauty discussion because it an excellent remedy for treating a lot of skin imbalances which may include uneven color, sun burn, chafing, skin allergies, rashes, scars, freckles acne and other forms of skin issues that causes irritation. Lately, baking soda has also been used for skin whitening purposes as t is an exfoliator. Plausibly enough, it is both naturally effective and affordable. Here are few ways to get result;
Baking soda and water
Because baking soda is naturally a dead skin exfoliator as it is composed of sodium and PH level that works effectively for such, it could easily be used with water on regular applications to soften, shine and whiten the skin. Its anti-inflammatory, anti-bacteria, antifungal and antiseptic properties also means that it clears skin infections and scars. As an oil absorbing agent, it will always clear excess oil, giving you even skin tones and preventing a buildup of clogged pores. Mix baking soda and water in a quantity ratio of 2 to 1 until a paste is formed. Massage this gently on your skin in a circular motion and leave them on for few minutes before washing off with lukewarm water. Repeat this three or four times in a week, and complement the process with an addition of a drop of essential oil for a relaxing effect. You could also use rosewater or almond milk in place of normal water. I bet you would be surprised with the results.
Baking Soda and Honey
Honey would always be mentioned when it comes to skin care because it a really essential moisturizer, and therefore its combination with baking soda here should not be a surprise. Honey also fight infections, tightens the skin pores and effectively protects the skin from skin burns. Baking soda complements this effectiveness by exfoliating the skin to reduce redness or colorations caused by skin breakouts. This undoubtedly boost circulation which also strengthen and enrich the skin. This can be used in two different ways;
The first is to mix baking soda and honey in a quantity ration of one to two to make a through paste. This is then applied on the affected skin area and left to stay for at least 15 minutes before they are washed off with water.
Secondly, you could mix a teaspoon of virgin olive oil with half tablespoon of pure honey and a teaspoon of baking soda. Apply this to the affected area gently in a circular motion and wash off with lukewarm water after ten minutes. This could be done once in every week.
Baking Soda Detox Bath
This is another way to eliminate toxins and provide the skin with essential nutrients that makes your skin white and glow. Here, two cups of Epsom salts will be added to one or two cups of baking soda in your bath as it is stirred well. Add cornstarch of about one quarter or an Oz of baking soda in your bathtub too. Soak this yourself and leave it for about 15 minutes. Repeat this process regularly.
Baking Soda and Oat Flour
The grainy texture possessed by both oat flour and baking soda make them good skin exfoliator. This means that they easily remove dead skin cells and activate new ones to grow and lighten. A tablespoon of baking soda would be added to same quantity of water and two tablespoon of oat flour. This makes a paste which is gently applied to affected skin areas and leave them to stay for only two to three minutes.
Alternatively, you could mix 5 teaspoon of oat with a tablespoon of honey and a few drops of water as well as 3 teaspoon of baking soda. This would be stirred really well for an even mixture, applied and allow to stay for 15 minutes. A combination of baking soda and oat flour wouldn’t necessarily do the trick you want owing to skin differences. In this case, you could try another option.
Baking soda and lemon
Lemon are really great bleaching agent owing to the citric and acetic acid present in them. A mixture of lemon juice because of its in-content vitamin C with baking soda then promises a really effective skin whitening paste. Mix freshly collected lemon juice with half cup of baking soda. Apply the resulting mixture on the affected areas gently. Leave this for few minutes and wash it off over time. Adding drops of essential oils or honey would perfect the work of skin lightening through proper skin miniaturization and moisturizing. Repeat this process regularly maybe using grapefruit juice and orange juice alternatively. This is one mixture with a sure result in sight.
Baking Soda and Apple Cider Vinegar
You definitely should have an idea what apple cider vinegar is if you are a beauty freaked who cherishes skin beauty especially. It has many unimaginable offers and its ability to exfoliate the skin from the deep layers makes it a really effective one when combined with baking powder to give optimum results. With 3 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar, mix 2 teaspoon of baking soda. Stir to a paste and apply on the affected area. Leave for only 15 minutes and wash off with warm water followed by cold water. Apply some moisturizer on the surface to keep skin circulation intact after. You could repeat the process for up to three times in a week adding fresh lemon or calamansi juice.
Baking Soda and Hydrogen Peroxide
It is another natural peel to make your skin white and radiant. The combination can as well cause irritation and is therefore not too good for sensitive skins. Here, you would simply mix 2 tablespoon of baking soda with hydrogen peroxide and ensure a through application on affected areas. Leave this on for few minutes and wash it off in water after some minutes. Do not apply much of this on your skin if your skin is very sensitive, else you would be exposing yourself to irritation.
Baking Soda and Strawberry
This combination eliminates excess dirt and other impurities on your skin. It additionally lightens your skin complexion through prevention of melanin secretion. One ripe strawberry will be mashed with a tablespoon of baking soda and applied on the surface you wish to whiten. You have to leave this for 5-10 minutes as you massage the resulting mixture in a circular motion for around three minutes. Like in the other instances, you have to wash the surface off with cool water and pat the skin dry.
Baking Soda and Tomato
Tomato naturally makes skin glow and shine brighter when eaten. However in this case, fresh tomato juice would be squeezed with a teaspoon of baking soda and applied evenly over the surface of the skin. This would be allowed to stay for 15 minutes before washing them off with clean water. Do this regularly and expect a really good performance.
Baking soda and Coconut oil and Lemon
Coconut oil is a very good skin moisturizer and its effect in skin treatment uses cannot be underestimated for any reason. It is also used to prevent irritation of the skin through exfoliation. A combination of coconut oil, lemon and baking powder is sure to give you a really interesting result trying to whiting your skin. Fresh lemon juice, baking soda and coconut oil will be mixed in 1:2:1/4. The resulting paste will then be used on the affected skin part. This as other methods would be left off for a minute or two before they are washed off. Scrub the skin and dry them as well. Repeat this process once or twice a week. When you are doing this, apply sunscreen before going outside.
With these ten different baking powder complements, you are sure to have really nice skin whitening performance.
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