If you want to maintain clean and healthy skin, using a facial cleanser should be a part of your daily skin care. The facial cleansers need to be creamy and cleaning base should help moisturize and condition, you should put aside the acne–fighting and exfoliating facial cleansers and masks which contain little beads to help ”polish” the skin by taking dead layers off.
These products may be very expensive, and not even work for your skin. You can always prepare your natural cream at home with only two ingredients you can buy in any time: coconut oil and baking soda. They are very highly effective in treating problematic skin, and are also readily available. 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.
These two products mixed together work very well in treating acne, redness, scarring and removing excess dirt, oil and exfoliating dead skin off. The final results are amazing.
Baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) is often used n 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.
It is also used as cosmetic (such as teeth and deodorant), it is a natural beauty solution and 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.
Coconut oil is well known for its 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.