Pimples are the widespread problem amongst the teenagers and adults alike that quite never leaves your side. The chronic-acne condition can be treated with a miraculous solution like baking soda. Baking soda is every kitchen’s staple ingredient and this white powder is your answer to fighting off the stubborn pimples and acne scars. Baking soda is alkaline in nature and therefore, it balances the ph balance of your skin as acne causes acidity.
How does baking soda work?
Baking soda has anti-inflammatory property that helps reduce redness and swelling. It not only helps reduce flare ups but greatly helps in calming down rashes, irritation and burning sensation caused due to long exposure of sun.
Baking soda is a good source of physical exfoliant, it has fine particles that help in removing dirt from the surface quite easily. It also causes less irritation.
It further helps in getting rid of pigmentation and acne scars. Baking soda also helps in absorbing excess oil from the skin, hence drying blemishes and pimples to heal acne better and faster.
Home Remedies to get rid of Pimples
Baking soda with water
Take one tablespoon of baking soda, mix some water to it for a thick consistent paste. Now, apply this paste to your affected areas using a cotton pad. Let it sit and dry, rinse off with cold water and moisturize your face. Baking soda heals acne by absorbing excess oil from the skin and leaves it feeling dry. It makes pimples shrink and neutralizes the ph balance by removing the dirt off of from the skin.
Baking soda with lemon juice
Take a tablespoon of baking soda, add a few drops of lemon juice and water to it. Make a thick consistent paste and apply a thin layer like a mask on your face. Wear it for not more than 10 minutes and rinse off with cool or lukewarm water. Apply non comedogenic moisturizer. Lemon has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that helps in reducing itchiness and burning sensation of baking soda. It also hydrates the skin and maintains the even skin tone.
Baking soda with honey
Take a tablespoon of baking soda and mix in it a few generous drops of honey. Make a thick consistent paste with these two ingredients and apply a thin layer of mask on your face. Now, wear a warm washcloth on your face for about 10-15 minutes, rinse off with lukewarm water, apply moisturizer. Honey is known for its anti-ageing property and it has bleaching property that helps fade scars left behind by acne.
Baking soda with coconut oil
Take equal measures of coconut oil and baking soda, mix them thoroughly until you achieve a good consistent paste. Take a dime sized face cleanser, add this paste to it and wash your face. Massage your face with this rich mixture and wash off with cleanser, pat dry and apply moisturizer. Coconut oil helps dissolve excess oil in the skin. Cleanser and baking soda work in harmony to eliminate its affect. The cleanser purifies skin inside out by killing bacteria and helping fight acne.
Baking soda with apple cider vinegar
Take some baking soda and mix some water to it until you get a rich paste. Wash your face with a mild cleanser. Apply the paste on your affected areas. Now, dab a cloth with apple cider vinegar solution and apply it all over the affected areas. Let it sit for about 10-15 minutes. Rinse off with cool or lukewarm water and apply moisturizer. Apple cider vinegar is extremely good for your skin and works effectively on pimples and acne scars. Baking soda ia an excellent exfoliator and absorbs the excess oil on skin. Apple cider vinegar helps in neutralizing the ph balance of skin as baking soda makes it too alkaline.
Baking soda with aspirin
Take a dime sized baking soda, add a few crushed aspirin tablets to it, mix some water to make a thick consistent paste. Pour some honey for moisturizing element. Now, wash your face with a mild cleanser, apply a thin layer of this paste all over the affected areas. Let it dry for 10 minutes. Rinse it off with cool water. Repeat this once a week. Aspirin is anti-inflammatory and helps soothe the itching and burning sensation caused by baking soda which is alkaline in nature and exfoliates your skin to get rid of dead skin cells. Honey is a good source of moisturizing and natural healing property.
Baking soda with oatmeal
Mix one tablespoon of baking soda with some oatmeal. Pour a little water to achieve consistency. Now, apply this paste to your affected areas and let it dry within 15-20 minutes. Oatmeal is a great absorber of excessive oil and helps in fighting off pimples and acne scars. In order to treat your acne prone skin, we suggest you to take an oatmeal bath once every week for an overall nourishment.
Baking soda with milk
In about 1 tablespoon of baking soda, pour ¼ milk. Make sure its at normal temperature. Dab a cotton ball into this mixture and apply it gently on your affected areas. Massage it gently and let it dry. Rinse off with cool or lukewarm water in 15 minutes. Apply a moisturizer post this. This treatment is effective to clear your pores, get rid of blackheads and exfoliate the dead skin.