No woman likes dark spots on the skin. As a result of pimples, from the hot sun and others, pigment spots hide our beauty.
We usually trust expensive creams to treat them, but we should not forget that some kitchen products can also reduce pigmentation. Baking soda is one of them. We share 5 ways to use it to improve skin tone.
Baking soda and lemon juice
As a natural whitening agent, lemon juice is ideal for treating hyperpigmentation However, the acidity can be very aggressive to the skin.Be very careful around the eyes and never apply the paste on open pimples or wounds.
Add ½ teaspoon of lemon juice to 1 teaspoon of baking soda. After the mixture foams, stir and apply the paste to the desired areas. After 5-7 minutes you can rinse and if necessary apply moisturizing cream.
Papaya Baking Soda
In case you prefer creamy masks, use papaya. This delicious tropical fruit reduces skin imperfections and improves skin hydration. Papaya is also a suitable care for oilier skins, as it regulates sebum secretion, and reduces the risk of acne.
For this mask, you will need 1-2 teaspoons of papaya puree and 1 teaspoon of baking soda. The resulting mixture is applied with massaging movements on the skin and left to act for 5-7 minutes. Then you can rinse.
Baking soda and green tea
Green tea has a number of he alth and beauty benefits. Applied to the skin, it can help reduce pigmentation. It contains plant chemicals that depigment the skin.
Steam green tea and let it cool. Add enough green tea to 1 teaspoon of baking soda to make a smooth mixture. Apply to the spots and after 5-7 minutes, rinse with lukewarm water.
Baking soda and sugar/finely ground coffee
Sugar is a great exfoliant for the skin and can be part of your homemade scrubs. Its tiny granules will help remove dead skin cells, leaving skin soft and smooth.
Combine equal parts baking soda and sugar/finely ground coffee. Add water or green tea to this mixture until it forms a smooth paste.Apply the paste to the desired areas with light massaging movements. Let it dry and then rinse. If desired, apply a moisturizing cream.
Baking soda and honey
Honey is useful for soothing irritated skin, but it also improves its appearance, has a hydrating, antibacterial effect. It's also great for removing dark spots.
Add 1 teaspoon of baking soda to 1 teaspoon of honey. Stir the mixture well. Apply to the spots with light massaging movements and rinse after 5 minutes.
Do this care 2-3 times a week, unless your skin reacts too sensitively to soda.