Baking soda is a versatile compound that has enormous benefits in various applications. It helps in improving digestion, balance body pH levels, and even in weight loss. It can help you bloat bread whiten your teeth, keep your fridge fresh and even clean stains from your utensils. But dig you know that it can also help you get clear facial skin when combined with apple cider vinegar?
Apple cider vinegar can help keep your skin dry and oil-free. It keeps your skin away from dirt and pollutants. It really helps in getting a glowing skin when used as a cleanser or as a face wash. However, when applied as a pack while combining with baking soda, it shows the best results as baking soda also has skin lightening properties. Together they both clear your skin from debris and dirt.
How to use baking soda and apple cider vinegar?
To create the miraculous pack of baking soda and apple cider vinegar, simply combine the baking soda, in powder form with 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar. Now, you should mix the mixture well until a good paste is formed. Apply this paste on your face and let it dry. Wash with warm water and pat dry with soft towel cloth. The pack might itch a bit and if you feel a hard stinging feeling, you should stop using it. This is because baking soda and apple vinegar are both high in acidic content. It is always good to do a patch test before applying the pack.
As a toner and spot treatment
The apple cider vinegar and baking soda pack work well for skin lightening. However, it can be used in a mild form, by diluting with water to be applied as a toner or a spot treatment agent. The pack cleanses and tightens the skin while protecting it from bacteria and pollutants. This also works as astringents that can function as a toner when applied to our skin. To use the mixture as a toner, you can apply the diluted solution with a cotton ball or a pad. You can even spray the mixture directly, avoiding eyes, using a spray bottle.
The pack also helps halt stubborn blemishes as soon as they start showing on your skin. This is because the two products used are antibacterial and help prevent the occurrence of acne and pimples.
Skin tags and wrinkles reducer
The pack using apple cider vinegar and baking soda as an active ingredient has many more benefits on our skin than we can imagine. It helps getting rid of wrinkles. These are formed as soon as our skin starts losing its elasticity. Wrinkles are not only ugly but can act as a component of your personality that demolishes your confidence. The pack can help minimize premature wrinkles occurrence. It occurs as it tightens your skin and keeps the cells alive while removing dead cells regularly. This eventually strengthens the skin and stop wrinkles
Another important benefit of using this pack is the natural removal of skin tags. Skin tags are an unwanted extension of the skin on our bodies. They look ugly and no one loves having them anywhere on their body. Fortunately, you can use apple vinegar and baking soda pack on parts where skin tags are prominent. The mixture can help remove this painless irritating skin growth from your body. The best part about this treatment is that it does not cause any pain or surgery of removal. When applying the pack for on these areas, the skin tags slowly dry out and eventually fall off in a safe manner.
Baking soda and apple cider vinegar prevents acne and sunburn
It is highly beneficial to use this mask for the removal of pimples and acne. These are caused by harmful bacteria that form a layer on our skin and stops the excretion of sebum from the outer layer. This causes the occurrence of that stubborn acne. Since both baking soda and apple vinegar are good anti-bacterial agent, they can help with the removal and prevention of acne. Bacteria along with oil can build up and clog our skin pores. This is prevented by the face mask as it reduces the number of bacteria on our skin.
Apple cider vinegar has high antimicrobial properties as it has various organic acids as an active ingredient. For instance, acetic acid shows effective results in inhibiting the growth of bacteria. It even helps destroy bacterial biofilms. When used as a part of daily routine, the face mask of apple cider vinegar and baking soda can help prevent the occurrence of acne permanently.
Another important role played by this mask is the reduction of sunburn. When used in summers, the mask can help in the after-sun skincare treatment. The baking soda helps remove the tanning of skin and reduce the effects of sunburn. If you are using the treatment for this purpose, make sure that you mix a sufficient amount of water in preparation of the pack as it can cause a severe reaction if not diluted.
Apple cider vinegar and baking soda mask for exfoliation
The last use of apple cider vinegar and baking soda mask is for the exfoliation of our skin. The mask helps in this important skin process that removes the old skin layer as well as dead skin cells. The mask can be the part of a natural exfoliation which is much safer and effective than the chemical exfoliation. The reason for the exfoliating effects is due to the fruit acids present in apple cider vinegar. It also contains malic acid which is a proven exfoliator. It helps removes the outermost dead layer of skin, leaving it supple and glowing.
An important thing to note here is that exfoliation will leave all your skin pores open and clean. Hence you need to apply a good moisturizer to close those pores to avoid deposition of bacteria, pollutants, or dust particles.
As we have seen, there are many benefits of the apple vinegar and baking soda mask. This unique combination works well for almost every skin type. You should start relying on its benefits and start using this easy to use and make a mask as a part of your daily beauty regime. Just a little friendly caution again- use it only if the patch test is successful for you.
I have used baking soda and apple cider vinegar to treat my face acne and I have seen a noticeable improvement in acne within a couple of weeks. Thanks for such a great article.
Thanks, Lisa for the feedback.
Agree with skin lightening – especially with the ‘greying’ above the mouth as you get older. However, vinegar and bicarb are NOT both acidic as you mention … Bicarb is alkaline – total opposite end of the pH spectrum – both are caustic however. Dont leave them on too long.
I must try this thank you for your comments and your feedback I will drop a comment after a week of doing this