If you mix together, coconut oil and baking soda, you will get great mixture for washing your face. Exfoliating your skin has become an increasingly popular part of the beauty routine of men and women alike.
The idea is that the mild abrasive nature from baking soda and coconut oil removes dead skin cells to create an even texture, promotes blood flow and cleanse pores.
Today, the awareness about the environmental effect of plastic micro beads found in popular exfoliation products is increased, and it’s definitely worth looking into more environmentally friendly and non-toxic skincare options.
Why Use Baking Soda And Coconut Oil?
With this combination you can get deep into your pores and to prevent acne and blackheads.
The health benefits of baking soda include:
- a reduced risk and prevention of diarrhea, metabolic acidosis, acidity, peptic ulcer, and drug intoxication,
- improved skin and hair quality due to its antipruritic (anti-itching) properties,
- effective treatment of cold and flu,
- plaque removal,
- prevention of hyperkalemia, bladder infection and kidney stones.
Coconut oil has many antibacterial and antiviral properties. It can heal skin conditions such as eczema and chronically dry skin. It will even heal wounds, which is great for acne-prone skin.
According to Ted Lain, MD, a dermatologist in Austin, Texas, coconut oil is an excellent moisturizer and good anti-inflammatory, so its use for eczema is on the rise.
He says that, the combination of anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-bacterial and hydrating properties make it truly unique.
“Coconut oil is primarily composed of saturated fats and contains medium-chain fatty acids, which not only help to repair the skin barrier and trap water, thus hydrating the skin.”
This simple recipe just takes seconds to make.
- 2 teaspoons organic extra-virgin coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon aluminum-free baking soda
- Mix the ingredients in a small bowl, making only one treatment at a time.
- Make sure it forms a paste and gently apply to your skin in a circular motion.
- Leave on your face for no more than 5 minutes.
- Rinse with warm water, massaging your skin in a circular motion once again.
- Pat face dry with a clean towel. The coconut oil should hydrate your skin, so you don’t need to follow up with a moisturizer.
- Only use up to twice a week.
Source: Daily Health Post