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The Most Versatile Beauty Product Is Already in Your Cabinet: Baking Soda

january_real_simple4When Real Simple Magazine asked me for some DIY tips for skincare my first thought was Baking Soda. I am completely obsessed with it.

Here are some of its many uses……
 

Glow & Go with baking soda

Exfoliant

Baking soda is an excellent gentle exfoliator. Add one teaspoon of baking soda to your January Labs Pure and Gentle Cleansing Gel then massage face gently to slough off dead skin cells. Whenever I use the Glow & Go I remove it with baking soda. It makes the skin feel soft and squeaky clean without feeling stripped.

BAth tubBathing soda

Baking soda makes for a great detox bath. Indulging in a detox bath every once in a while helps purge your body of toxins. I use this recipe after an intense workout….

2 Cups of Baking Soda
2 Cups of Epsom Salt
1 Cups of Sea Salt
2 Cups of Peroxide

Soothe a sunburn
Relieve irritated, itchy and sun burnt skin with baking soda. Soak a clean cloth in baking soda and water to make a cool compress or run a lukewarm bath with half a cup baking soda to soothe irritated.

take this out… skin especially when there’s no aloe Vera on hand.

Mason jar with baking soda

Acne pack

If you have acness issues, wash face clean, then apply a mask of baking soda and water. Let sit for five to 10 minutes then wash with warm water. Also gets treats blackheads and serves as a preventative.