#DIY skincare recipes using baking soda
By Carla Snuggs
Baking soda does so much more than just deodorize your refrigerator! You will be amazed at all of the amazing things you can do with baking soda. Here are a few beauty tips from Arm & Hammer Baking Soda. Bring this product from the back of the pantry to the front of the bathroom vanity for easy, DIY personal care solutions.
Facial Scrub and Body Exfoliant
For smooth, radiant skin, give yourself a gentle facial and body scrub with Arm & Hammer Baking Soda. Make a paste of three parts baking soda to one part water. Rub in a gentle circular motion to exfoliate skin and remove dead skin cells. (Be careful to avoid eye area.) Rinse clean with warm water. Leaves skin feeling nourished and refreshed. Gentle enough for daily use!
Pre-Shave and After-Shave
Those with sensitive skin may find that a solution of one tablespoon of Arm & Hammer Baking Soda in one cup of water makes a great pre-shave treatment or a soothing after-shave treatment. For instant razor burn relief, dab on a baking soda and water solution. Avoid eye area.
Dip brush into Arm & Hammer Baking Soda and scrub nails and cuticles. Make a paste of three parts baking soda to one part water. Rub in a gentle, circular motion over hands and fingers to exfoliate and smooth. Rinse clean with warm water and apply polish as usual.
Blend two tablespoons of Arm & Hammer Baking Soda in a basin of warm water. After a nice soak, make a scrub using three parts baking soda and one part water. Follow with an application of a rich moisturizer and a warm towel foot wrap. Let sit for 5-10 minutes. Feet will feel smooth and clean.
Soothing Bath Soak
For a relaxing ending to a long day, add 1/2 cup of Arm & Hammer Baking Soda to your bath to neutralize acids on the skin and help wash away oil and perspiration. When combined with water, baking soda goes to work softening and soothing skin. It will also neutralize irritants that the body brings to its surface as a result of a bite, skin irritation or mild sunburn (these irritants are acidic in nature).