Did you know that baking soda is a miracle worker? yes, you read that right. Baking soda is not just for cooking, but it can be used to clean, exfoliate and even bring your hair back to life. In this case, we will be examining the benefits of baking soda with water OR honey (a teaspoon of either or both combined will work) to rid blackheads and properly cleanse your face, exfoliate and treat acne. Acne finally under control and I’m a living testament. I didn’t have as much acne in my younger teenage days, but I had enough blackheads around my cheeks and nose to make up for all the other puberty inflicted conditions that I lucked out of. Good news, we have a solution. If you have blackheads, don’t freak out, really… it’s not the end of the world. The oil of your skin is acidic and this gives your skin a lower pH, so that the bacteria that falls on your skin from the air get killed. So, relax, it’s one of the ways your skin protects your body. This oil gets a little bit more solid towards the openings of your pores. More oil accumulates in the t-zone area in order to protect your eyes, nose and mouth. However, if there is too much oil being produced because of harsh cleansers that you may use, the high pH of these cleansers and all the scrubbing of these cleansers into your skin will only cause the skin to want to rebalance itself by over-producing oil, which only leaves you with more blackheads, which end up becoming darkened dead skin cells, caused by the inflammation of the harsh chemical products that you’re accustom to using on your face. The more hydrated your skin is, the more pliable (flexible) it is. The more pliable (flexible) your skin is, the less it holds on to the oil that makes blackheads. Every blemish starts out as a microscopic blackheads and this is normal, so relax!
Let us introduce you to the solution to making these blackheads less noticeable:
(Water + Honey) + BAKING SODA!
- 2 tbsp (tablespoon) of Baking Soda
- 1 (1/2) tbsp of Honey
- 1 ounce of water (to help with the mix)
[disclaim] Ingredients modify according to the Instruction you choose to follow below. Check specific instructions below for each option [/disclaim]
INSTRUCTIONS: Water + Baking Soda
- Take 2 tablespoons of baking soda and 1 (1/2) tablespoons of honey and mix it with enough water to make a paste
- Apply the paste mixture on the blackheads for 2 minutes and gently scrub. Rinse it off with tepid water and finish off this process by splashing some cold water so that the pores close.
INSTRUCTIONS: Salt + Baking Soda
- Mix your face wash with 1 tablespoon of baking soda and 1 teaspoon of table salt.
- Apply it to your face with a cotton ball and let it sit for 5 minutes.
- Wipe it off and rinse your face properly until all of the mask is completely removed.
Blackheads are necessary and are a natural process caused during puberty; they just don’t have to be so noticeable, that’s the difference. Hydration from good skin care helps this skin care regiment, in addition to making sure that the pH of your skin isn’t thrown off by harsh cleansers and too much scrubbing.