Everybody wants to have clean, unblemished facial skin, and cosmetic companies are taking advantage of this by selling a variety of facial cleansers at insanely high prices. But why spend so much money on in effective cosmetic products when you can make your own homemade all-natural facial cream?
This is why we are going to present to you an effective homemade facial cream. This cream is only made up of two ingredients which you probably already have in your house-baking soda and coconut oil. These two ingredients are all you need to treat troubled skin. They are easily available, cheap and don’t contain any harmful ingredients.
The results that this homemade cream is going to give you will definitely amaze you. Mixing these 2 ingredients together will help you make a powerful combo that works great in treating acne, redness, scarring and removing excess dirt, oil and exfoliating dead skin off.
Baking soda benefits and effects on the skin
We all know that baking soda or sodium bicarbonate is often used in homemade baked goods. People also use it as a polishing agent, deep cleaning and deodorizing agent for household use. It’s a truly amazing ingredient which can replace numerous household cleaners that contain too many toxic and chemical compounds in them. The best thing about it is that baking soda will provide remarkable results!
Although less known, the baking soda can be also used as a cosmetic product. It has been used as a teeth whitener and deodorant for ages. It is also very effective at treating acne. If there is a pH imbalance in the human body, it can cause skin infections and rashes.
Since the baking soda is an amphoretic compound (which means it can act both as a base or an acid), the baking soda can be used to ‘correct’ the skin’s pH balance. For this reason, you can use the baking soda as an aid in healing skin breakouts.
Coconut oil benefits and effects on the skin
The coconut oil can act as both an antibacterial substance and a moisturizer. The presence of natural, healthy fats in the coconut oil helps fight against moisture deficiency through the pores of your skin. The coconut oil can actually moisturize and sooth skin blemishes at the same time!
At first glance, it may seem uncomfortable and strange to put baking soda on your face, but the coconut oil balances out, that is neutralizes, the harshness of the baking soda, making it safe even for sensitive skin. Moreover, with coconut oil’s regular use you can say “Good bye” to your dermatological problems for a long period of time!
How to clean your face with baking soda and coconut oil
It is important to know what type of skin you have when creating the substance that you will eventually put on your face. If you have sensitive skin, use a 2:1 ratio of coconut oil to baking soda. If you want to deeply exfoliate your skin, use a 1:1 raito of coconut oil to baking soda.
Mix these two ingredients and apply it to your skin gently. You can either leave the mixture as a mask on your face for a few minutes for a very deep skin cleansing treatment, or wash it off with warm water.