How to cure pimples & acne with baking soda

Baking soda is a carbonate salt of sodium and is often used as a home remedy for treating pimples and acne. It is amphoteric in nature and can be effective for neutralizing the pH of the skin. pH imbalance is often the primary reasons behind pimple and acne breakouts. As the natural pH of the skin is restored by baking soda, the normal skin regenerative mechanism is activated leading to quick cure of acne and pimples.

Apart from this, baking soda also has the ability to remove the excess oil from the skin and to clear out the pores, which is often the reason of pimples and acne. The gritty texture of baking soda also makes it ideal for exfoliating the skin. Skin exfoliation helps removing the pore clogging substances helping in curing acne. It also helps in reducing the redness and inflammation caused due to the pimples or acne.

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However, it is important that you use this ingredient in the right way to get the best effects in curing pimples and acne. Baking soda can have a drying effect on the skin if used too often over a prolonged period of time. So, make sure to not to continue these treatments regularly for months. Use these treatments regularly only till your pimples or acne subside, which should not take more than a week. As a prevention of acne and pimples, you might continue using some of the treatments mentioned below once in a week.

Using baking soda for curing pimples

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Pimples can be treated through spot application of the home remedies, which gives the freedom to use even more concentrated treatments to get quicker results. However, never use any of the treatments that contain baking soda if the pimples have ruptured.

Baking soda paste for pimple cure

When you are looking for an effective treatment to cure a few pimples on your face, baking soda can come most handy. This easy available kitchen ingredient is easy to use on pimples and can give effective results. Follow the next steps to use it in the right way,

  • Take 1 spoon baking soda in a clean bowl
  • Now add 1 spoon of clean water in it
  • Make sure that it forms a thick paste and not a runny solution
  • Apply this thick paste directly onto the pimples and let it set
  • If you have a sensitive skin, remove it after 10-15 minutes, otherwise let it set for a bit longer
  • Wash off with plain water and pat dry

Baking soda with lime juice for spot treatment of pimples

To get more effective results from baking soda, instead of water you can also use lemon juice with it. The vitamin C present in lemon works as an effective astringent and can be highly helpful to cure the pimples. Read on to know how to use it the right way,

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  • Take 1 tablespoon of baking soda in a clean bowl
  • Add 5-6 drops of fresh lime juice to it to come up with a thick paste
  • If the paste seems to be much dry, add some water
  • Apply this paste directly onto the pimples and leave on
  • You should let the pack become dry and then wash off with plain water
  • If your skin feels stretchy afterwards, follow with a light moisturizer that suits your skin

Baking soda with apple cider vinegar for quick pimple treatment

Apple Cider Vinegar has effective anti-bacterial properties and can offer the skin a dose of anti-oxidants helping it to regenerate quickly. You can easily prepare a pack for treating pimples by mixing these two ingredients in the following way,

  • Take 1 spoon Apple Cider Vinegar and mix 1 spoon of plain water in it
  • Take 1 spoon baking soda in a bowl and add the ACV-water mixture in it in drops while stirring the mixture continuously
  • Apply the resulting pack directly on the pimples and not over your whole face
  • Let it set for 15 minutes and then wash off with plain water

Baking soda for treating pimples on the scalp

Baking soda can also be used effectively for curing pimples on the scalp. The treatments mentioned above can also be applied on the scalp for curing scalp pimples. However, as it might not be possible to go for spot treatments on the scalp, it is best to dilute the pack with some clean water first and then to use it for scrubbing the scalp lightly. Do not let it stand on the scalp for more than 3-5 minutes and wash off with plenty of water.


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Using baking soda for curing acne

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As acne usually spreads to a wider area on the skin, hence the above concentrated treatments are no suitable for use for treating acne. Read on to know how to use baking soda for acne cure,

Baking soda pack for acne cure

Baking soda pack can be helpful in curing acne due to its anti-inflammatory and exfoliating properties. It also helps in killing the infection causing bacteria, promoting quick relief. Here is how to use backing soda pack for acne,

  • Take 2 tablespoons of baking soda in a glass bowl
  • Add sufficient amount of plain and clean water to it to make a runny mixture
  • It is important that the mixture is sufficiently thin, otherwise it might harm the skin when applied to a wider area on the face
  • Apply this runny pack onto the acne affected area of the skin and let it set for 10 minutes
  • Wash off with plenty of water, rubbing your face lightly with the pack
  • Pat off and follow with a light moisturizer

Baking soda and fuller’s earth treatment for curing acne

Fuller’s earth is natural clay that includes lot of minerals. Fuller’s earth has skin nourishing properties and can be highly effective in reducing inflammation, redness or irritation on the skin. Fuller’s earth also removes excess oil and clears the skin pores. You can mix fuller’s earth with baking soda to reduce acne quickly,

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  • Take 1 tablespoon Fuller’s earth and Baking soda in the same quantity
  • Mix the two in a clean bowl and then add sufficient water to it to come up with a runny mixture
  • Apply this runny mixture onto the acne affected skin and let the pack stand for at least 10 minutes
  • Wash off with plenty of water and follow with a light moisturizer to prevent any dryness on the skin

Baking soda with aloe vera face pack for acne cure

Aloe Vera is known for its natural anti-bacterial and skin nourishing properties. Aloe Vera helps in soothing the skin and reducing the inflammation caused due to acne. It can alsoreduce the pain caused due to acne. Follow the next steps to make an effective pack with baking soda and Aloe Vera

  • Collect an Aloe Vera leaf and slit it open with the help of a knife
  • Scrape out the pulp from the leaf and smash it with a mortar and pestle
  • Strain the smashed Aloe Vera pulp and you will have pure Aloe Vera juice
  • Mix this juice with 1 tablespoon of baking soda to make a paste
  • Apply this pack onto the acne affected skin and let it stand
  • Wash off with plenty of water after 15 minutes
  • You might not need to apply a moisturizer in this case as Aloe Vera itself is moisturizing

Baking soda with manuka honey for curing acne naturally

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Manuka honey is known for its natural anti-microbial properties. Being a store house of vitamins and minerals along with a number of anti-oxidants it promotes quick healing of any skin infections and irritations, including acne. Here is how to use it with baking soda,

  • Take 1 tablespoon of Baking soda and add 1 teaspoon of Manuka honey to it
  • Now add sufficient water to this mixture to make a runny pack
  • Apply this pack on the acne affected area of the skin
  • Let it stay for 15 minutes
  • Wash off with plenty of water, rubbing your face lightly with your hands
  • Use a moisturizer afterwards only if your skin feels stretchy

Baking soda with orange juice

The high vitamin C content of orange juice makes it effective in fighting skin problems like acne. The anti-oxidant content of orange juice also helps in boosting the natural reparative mechanism of the skin promoting quick healing. Use orange juice with baking soda for better results. Here is the step by step process,

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  • Take an orange and squeeze out the juice. Make sure that you have discarded all the pulps
  • Mix 1 tablespoon of this orange juice with 1 tablespoon of baking soda
  • You should end up with a runny paste
  • If the paste seems to be thick after adding the orange juice, use some water in drops to reach the right consistency
  • Once the pack has become thin enough, apply it onto the acne affected skin with the help of a cotton ball or brush
  • Wash off with plenty of water after 10-15 minutes

Baking soda bath for treating acne on the body

If you have got acne on your back or some other parts of the body that might not be accessible easily for applying the pack, soaking in bathing water added with baking soda and ACV can be highly helpful. Add 2 tablespoon of baking soda and 1/3rd cup of ACV in your bath tub and soak in it for 20 minutes before washing off with plain water.