If you are in search of an ingredient that would cater to all your beauty needs, then what can be better than lemons and baking soda? Baking soda and lemon is a great combination and is used in a lot of beauty recipes. These wonder ingredients are easily available in the market and are so inexpensive!
Baking soda and lemons are known for being a staple in the kitchen but they are also one of the most useful and not to mention inexpensive ingredients around when it comes to DIY skin care!
Want to know how to use these ingredients for skincare? Here are the top skincare recipes along with its benefits:
- The antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties of these kitchen staples help treat the cause as well as reduce the symptoms of acne and other breakouts.
- Uneven skin tone is a major problem for many. If you want a brighter and even skin tone, baking soda and lemon is an easy and inexpensive solution. It balances pH level of the skin, which is very important to maintain even and clear skin.
- This combination exfoliates skin really well clearing the pores and removing dead skin cells effectively.
- Baking soda and lemon mix brightens skin and adds a healthy glow to it. lemon acts like a natural bleach.
NOTE- The baking soda and lemon when combined can foam initially but it goes away in few seconds.
Squeeze some fresh lemon juice extract and dilute it with some water. Add 1 teaspoon baking soda to it and apply it on the affected area (acne prone) with the help of a cotton pad. You can leave it for about fifteen minutes and then wash off with clean cold water. Regular usage of lemon juice helps in healing acne.
Mix 1 teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon of raw honey, 2 teaspoons lemon juice and 1 teaspoon of baking soda. Apply on the skin and massage gently in circular motion. Wash it with lukewarm water after 10 minutes. Apply once a week.
Combine 2 tablespoons of baking soda, 1/4 cup of lemon juice and 2 tablespoons of granulated brown sugar in a cup. Stir until the ingredients are evenly blended, and then apply the scrub to damp, just-cleansed skin. Massage the skin gently with your fingers, concentrating on dry patches or problem areas. Let the mask soak in for 10 minutes, and then rinse with lukewarm water.
Mix lemon juice, baking soda, and honey together in a small dish. You should end up with a paste-like consistency. If it’s too runny, add a bit more baking soda. Apply the mask mixture to your face and neck using circular motions. Leave on your skin for 5-15 minutes. You should feel some tingling and tightening of the mask. Remove the mask with a lukewarm washcloth, using circular motions until skin is completely clean. Finally wash face with cold water and apply moisturizer.