Beauty and personal care have become major goals for both women and men. It is not necessary to invest large sums in cosmetics and beauty treatments: there are many natural ingredients that offer incredible results.
Such is the case with baking soda, a product that is widely used in cooking but has excellent cosmetic properties and can be useful in a myriad of occasions inherent to our beauty.
Baking soda as an exfoliant. Beauty experts recommend exfoliating the skin regularly to get rid of excess dead skin cells and dirt. Mix one part water with three parts baking soda, then apply this solution to all areas of the body to be exfoliated and massage gently. Finally, rinse with plenty of warm water and apply a moisturizing cream.
Deep hair cleansing. Baking soda helps remove residual dirt and grease from hair. Add a teaspoon of baking soda to shampoo and wash hair regularly.
Elbows and knee. These two areas of the body are prone to cracking. Mix your moisturizer with a little baking soda and apply daily by massaging in.
Soften hands. For healthy hands and nails, prepare a solution by mixing baking soda and water and apply it to your hands, letting it work for a few minutes.
Whiten teeth. Baking soda can be used to whiten teeth. However, various specialists advise against frequent application of this remedy as it may damage the enamel.
Natural deodorant. Baking soda is an ideal ingredient for neutralizing odors caused by sweating. Apply a small amount under the armpits after showering.
Acne treatment. Baking soda is an ingredient that could be effective against acne, but it should always be applied after first consulting a dermatologist. Mix some baking soda with lemon juice and apply directly to acne. Let it act for an hour, then rinse. It is important to carry out this treatment in the evening because the lemon juice may damage the skin if you expose it to the sun.
Relax and soften feet. Pour 3 tablespoons of baking soda into a basin full of warm water and soak your feet in it for 10 minutes a day.