When it comes to the best exfoliator for your skin why spend a ton when you can spend a little and get amazing results?
We’re huge fans of using what you have to make something awesome,
and one of our favorite hacks for exfoliation is possibly our easiest DIY to date.
Baking Soda (if you have issues using baking soda you can use very fine granulated sugar)
It couldn’t be simpler, take your usual face wash in the palm of your hand and add a pinch of baking soda.
Gently rub the mix together in your palms and then apply to your face, rubbing very gently in circular motions for about 40 seconds.
Finish with your moisturizer and admire your glowing complexion.
You can use this in the same way you would use your normal exfoliator (about once or twice a week).
Why Baking Soda is Awesome
The slightly abrasive texture of baking soda makes it excellent for removing surface dead skin cells, while the alkaline pH has antifungal, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties.
If you have sensitive skin, do a test patch first, but this usually works wonders for acne-prone and dry skin.
Baking Soda is actually a key ingredient in many famous exfoliators, so if that isn’t enough to convince you of how effective it is, we don’t know what will!
Your skin naturally has a pH of 5.5, which is slightly acidic, but don’t worry about the alkaline pH of baking soda throwing your skin off balance.
When baking soda is used as a quick scrub, it does not take the skin long to alter the pH in this way.