I often hear the following skin care question:
“Can baking soda help cure my acne?”
Well, there are many fantastic benefits to using baking soda such as its natural deodorizing, disinfecting and exfoliating properties.
At the same time however, baking soda has its disadvantages, including the frequency of its use when dealing with acne.
So, let’s get into the nitty gritty and really decide whether or not baking soda should be used in our acne-fighting arsenal.
Baking Soda Isn’t For Everyone
Right off the bat, before you go all-in and start using baking soda to fight off your acne, you must know that baking soda is not for everyone.
More specifically, what works well for someone else’s skin may not really work for you.
Baking soda in itself causes no harm, but the following 2 factors can dictate whether or not it will be harmful to you:
- Your skin type
- Frequency of usage
Baking soda has been known to:
- Open up pores and decrease the appearance of blackheads;
- Soothe inflammation around pimples;
- Slough off dead skin cells;
If your skin is naturally oily, then there should be no problem with baking soda as it will help balance your oiliness.
And if anyone is to use baking soda, they are instructed to do so no more than twice per week.
Are There Any Benefits From Using Baking Soda?
Absolutely, there are quite a few.
One of the most important benefits of baking soda is that it has an alkalizing effect, meaning that it will keep the pH level of your skin balanced.
This is important as far as moisture and dryness.
If your skin is sensitive and very acidic, the use of baking soda will help to balance your skin’s pH level to make it smoother and much more moisturized.
Here are a few more benefits:
- Neutralizes chemicals to prevent reactions.
- Adheres to clumps of dead skin.
- Removes dead skin cells to reveal new skin growth
- Contributes to new skin cell regeneration
- Calms and soothes the skin
- Reduce foul odours caused by skin infections or rashes
- Relieve itchy skin from eczema or dermatitis.
Another reason why baking soda is beneficial is because of it’s exfoliating abilities.
This is a step that is missed in quite a few of those acne systems that are on the market today.
Exfoliating no more than twice a week with baking soda and very gently, can activate collagen in your skin and bring forth healthy, and new skin.
After all, we have to get rid of the old in order to bring in the new, right?
One great thing is that baking soda is extremely affordable.
It also lasts for a very long time which is always great because you get the most bang for your buck.
Can Baking Soda Really Help Cure Your Acne?
Overall, can baking soda really help cure your acne?
The answer is a resounding yes.
Keep in mind that baking soda can be used in any skin care products and not just acne products.
- Can be used in lotions
- Can be used in shampoos
- Can be used in body washes
- Can be used to bathe in for bodily acne
- Can be used in sunscreens
And many more.
Literally, it’s an all-purpose medicinal product when you use it properly, with the correct mixtures and with the correct frequency.
Again, too much baking soda could potentially be drying for the skin.
Which could possibly turn into irritations or rashes if not moisturized in a timely manner.
That being said, be sure to follow the recommended usage of no more than once or twice per week.
The best thing about baking soda is that it is a natural substance.
As we all know, natural substances are the best and safest route to go to successfully rid the body of acne.
To Your Radiant, Acne-Free Skin,