Part of your daily skin care is using a facial cleanser in order to maintain clean, healthy skin. Many acne–fighting and exfoliating facial cleansers and masks contain little beads to help ”polish” the skin by taking dead layers off, while a creamy and cleaning base should help moisturize and condition.
Instead of spending lots of money on products that may not even work for your skin, you can make your natural cream at home with only two ingredients you probably already have: coconut oil and baking soda. Not only are these two ingredients readily available, they are also highly effective in treating problematic skin. Unlike the chemicals and toxic ingredients in normal store-bought cosmetics, these two ingredients are safe for your skin, and can be eaten as well. This is exactly what you need when finding products to treat the body’s largest organ from both the outside and inside.
Sodium bicarbonate, or ”baking soda”, is often used in homemade baked goods, as a polishing agent, a deep cleaning and deodorizing agent for household use. It can replace many harsh and toxic household cleaners and provide excellent results.
Baking soda is used as cosmetic (such as teeth and deodorant) as well. It is a natural beauty solution, also highly effective in treating acne. Most often an imbalance in pH can cause skin breakouts, and being an amphoteric compound, baking soda can be used to correct the skin’s pH balance, therefore aid in healing breakouts.
Meanwhile, coconut oil has antibacterial, healing and moisturizing properties that condition, nourish, and soothe the skin’s blemishes. It is a much gentler product than baking soda, and when mixed together, coconut oil balances out baking soda’s harshness, making it safe for even the most sensitive skin. You can use any kind of natural coconut oil, but wet-milled traditional virgin coconut oils show better results.
How to Use Baking Soda and Coconut Oil as a Deep Cleanser
You’ll only need two ingredients:
– Coconut oil
– Baking soda
To determine the amount of each needed, you first need to know what your skin type is and what results you are going for.
For more sensitive skin, use at least a 2:1 ratio of coconut oil to baking soda. If you need more of an exfoliator, use a 1:1 ratio.
All you need to do is to mix the ingredients together and apply to your skin, wet or dry. You can either leave it on as a mask for a few minutes for an even deeper conditioning treatment, or simply wash off with warm water using gentle circular motions.
It is better to mix up a little amount at a time when you need it
Just try this simple, cheap, and effective problematic skin treatment and see for yourself if it isn’t worth it.