Beauty products can become pretty pricey. There are so many everyday products that you have that you may not even know can be used for beauty purposes. A key example of this is baking soda. Baking soda can be used to get great hair, skin, nails, and more.
Helps Your Hair
Stores sell expensive shampoos to combat product build-up, chlorine damage, and oily hair. Well, baking soda can do all three! Add 1 teaspoon of baking soda to your usual handful of shampoo to remove buildup, rinse hair with about half a teaspoon dissolved in water to fight chlorine discoloration, or sprinkle a small amount on your scalp and brush for a quick and easy dry shampoo.
Studies have shown that not only are toothpaste with baking soda more effective at removing plaque, but baking soda is more effective at whitening teeth than other products. To banish coffee and wine stains many dentists recommend brushing with a combination of baking soda and strawberries, which have mali acid a natural stain fighter, Mash a ripe strawberry, and combine with baking soda to form a paste, and then brush and rinse. Brush with toothpaste after. You shouldn’t use this treatment more than two or three times a month as too much malic acid can damage your tooth enamel.
When aloe isn’t soothing your sunburnt skin, try baking soda. Combine baking soda with water and use a washcloth or soaked cotton balls to apply to the skin. A baking soda and water paste also helps calm itchy bug bite, bee stings, and poison ivy rashes. The alkaline nature of baking soda neutralizes irritants and restores skin’s pH, all while soothing burning and itching in the process.
Get Cleaner Nails
Baking soda can be used to clean yellowing stained nails. Make a paste with equal parts of hydrogen peroxide and baking soda. Using a nail scrub brush, scrub the top of your nails and underneath. Let it sit for a few minutes, and then rinse.
Exfoliate Rough Skin
Baking soda is also great as an exfoliator. Use a 3:1 ratio of baking soda (3) to water (1) and rub onto rough feet, elbows, hands, knees, or other spots to exfoliate dry scaly skin. Do not use on cracked or broken skin.