How to: Make a baking soda face scrub

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Exfoliators can cost an arm and a leg, and for many women they’re an unnecessary added expense. However, exfoliating your skin once or twice a week is absolutely essential to remove dry and dead cells, plus to keep your pores healthy and unclogged, thereby minimising breakouts.

If you’re looking to save a few Rands, or if you’re keen to try out a natural exfoliator that’s gentle on the skin, then this baking soda trick is for you.

1. Dampen your skin a squeeze a dollop of your cleanser into the palm of your hand.
2. Pour a teaspoon of baking soda into your hand and mix well with your cleanser.
3. Gently massage the mixture onto your skin in circular motions, concentrating on dry and problematic areas.
4. After about 30 seconds, rinse your skin and gently pat it dry.
5. Follow with your serum and moisturiser.

Baking soda is excellent at removing oil, dirt and dead skin cells and is very gentle on the skin. A lot of women who struggle with breakouts have reportedly said this mixture helped clear up their spots and when they used it often, it minimised the formation of new blemishes too. If you give this a try, let us know in the comments section below how you experienced it – we’d love to know!

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43 Responses

  1. GREAT tip. Baking soda can be used for so many things including whitening teeth and detox bath! Love it.

  2. I love using baking soda as a scrub, its so gentle yet effective. some say its like microdermabrasion

  3. actually I have used Bircabonade of Soda with my face wash, twice a week. I feel like the granules open up the pores and wash away any make up or dirt thouroughly, breakouts have been minimised as well. I will try the baking soda specifically and see what it does. Using apple cider viniger mixed with water as my toner has also helped clear any spots and instantly removes breakouts when I have them. It sorts of burns them out without leaving any scarring or damage to the skin, its like putting a laser treatment on.

  4. Oh wow, I don’t know if I have the guts to try it out. Maybe if I run out of every singe product I have, then juuuuust maybe I’d try it.

  5. Thank you so much for this natural tip, I love it. It’s doing wonders for my skin, minimized spots and clearer complexion.

  6. I have tried this before but with lemon juice. It definitely improved the appearance of blemishes. It dried my skin out so I applied an egg white mask afterwards for smooth skin

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