Sunday, February 17, 2013

4 Reasons Baking Soda Makes A Great Exfoliant!

You've likely heard of the benefits of exfoliating your skin on a regular basis. Exfoliation helps prevent breakouts and keeps your skin looking young, bright, and smooth. Although there are hundreds of exfoliating products in the market, your best option may actually be right in your kitchen! The same baking soda that you use for cooking may also be your key to better skin. Simply mix it with a little water or your facial cleanser and you have a great exfoliating paste ready to go. Here are four great reasons you should consider exfoliating with baking soda!

1. The fine yet hard texture of baking soda makes it great for exfoliation because it is able to effectively remove dead skin cells without causing too much irritation.

2. Baking soda has neutralizing properties that may reduce the redness of the skin. For those with acne problems, this can make breakouts less noticeable.

3. Baking soda is cheap! You can buy a box for only a dollar or two and chances are it will last you a really long time. If you are on a beauty budget that leaves you more money to spend on other products (Prada Candy anyone?:))

4. It's convenient. Most people already have a box of baking soda already in their home. No need to buy a separate product.