It is not necessary to invest all your money in cosmetics and beauty treatments to have proper personal care, sometimes it is only enough to take some natural ingredients from our cupboard to achieve this.
Baking soda is one of these ingredients used from generation to generation. Its astringent agents make it the ideal ally against acne, bad smells and dirt; However, it is important to note that there is no scientific evidence to support its effectiveness, so it is advisable to see a doctor before using it. If you still want to try its benefits, check out these 13 uses for beauty.
1. As a deodorant
Apply a little baking soda to your armpits to neutralize bad odors.
2. Clean your hair thoroughly
Mix 1 teaspoon of baking soda with your regular shampoo and apply it to the hair with a light massage. Leave to act for 10 minutes and rinse with cold water. Your hair will be free of residues and grease.
3. White teeth in 3… 2… 1…
Mix baking soda and water in equal parts until you get a homogeneous paste. Use the toothpaste to brush your teeth regularly and rinse with water. Repeat the procedure once a week, otherwise you could damage the enamel of your teeth.
4. Silk hands
Make a paste with baking soda and water, apply the paste on your hands and massage for two minutes, remove with cold water and moisturize with your daily cream.
5. Exfoliate elbows and knees
Mix a little baking soda with your daily moisturizer, massage your elbows and knees lightly to exfoliate, remove with a damp cloth. Your skin should be smooth and moisturized.
6. Eliminate acne
Mix baking soda with lemon in equal parts. Apply the resulting paste to the affected area, leave it to act for 10 minutes and rinse with cold water. Use it only at night to avoid sunburn burns.
7. Forget about blackheads
Mix a tablespoon of baking soda with a tablespoon of milk, distribute on your face and lightly massage in a circular motion, rinse with cold water. Use it twice a week.
8. Soften your feet
Mix three tablespoons of baking soda in a bowl of warm water, soak your feet for 20 minutes. Your feet will feel relaxed in just a few minutes.
9. Excellent nail treatment
Mix baking soda and hydrogen peroxide in equal parts until you get a smooth paste. Use the paste to clean the toenails with a light massage and remove with warm water. This will help to remove the yellowish tone and smooth the cuticle.
10. Relaxing bath
Just add 1/2 cup of baking soda to the bath water to neutralize the acids on the skin and eliminate sweat. Use it to cleanse your body on a regular basis.
11. Eliminate dark circles
Mix one teaspoon of baking soda with one tablespoon of chamomile tea. Apply the paste obtained under your eyes, leave it to act for 20 minutes and rinse with cold water. Repeat twice a week.
12. Natural antacid
Add 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda in a glass of water (250 ml), stir and drink. Do not use it more than three days in a row.
13. Relieves bites
To alleviate mosquito bites, mix a baking soda and water, apply to the affected area, rub and remove with a damp cloth.