Natural Ways to Get Rid of Acne

If you are looking for natural ways to get rid of acne, look no further than the baking cupboard.  Baking soda, known chemically as sodium bicarbonate, is a non-acid compound with a pH of 8. When used properly, baking soda can be a great cleansing agent that will help in the fight against acne.

Using Baking Soda To Help With Acne

Baking soda is best used exfoliate the skin. Baking soda breaks down into tiny micro crystals that are perfect for clearing dead skin cells and other debris from your face. To use baking soda:

  • The perfect paste. Mix baking soda and water to form a paste that is a bit wetter than toothpaste. Gently spread the paste over your skin and use it as a cleanser.
  • Get a baking soda boost. Add a teaspoon of baking soda to your favorite facial cleanser. Mix well, and use your cleanser as normal-you'll add the exfoliating power of baking soda to your regular cleanser.
  • Be gentle. Although baking soda is a very fine powder, it is still a very effective abrasive cleanser. Be sure to rub very gently when cleaning with baking soda or baking soda boosted cleansers.
  • Keep your face moist. Baking soda cleansers can have a drying effect on your skin. Be sure to supplement your baking soda use with a good facial moisturizer.
  • Don't go crazy. Although you may be tempted to use baking soda as a daily skin cleanser, try to limit your use to two or three times a week. More frequent use could lead to dry or irritated skin.

Give Baking Soda A Helping Hand

Although baking soda is an effective cleanser, here are other ways you can help your skin:

  • Water water everywhere. Drinking plenty of water every day will keep your body hydrated and will help your skin stay healthy.
  • Healthy eating helps. Try to limit your intake of sugar and saturated fats. A healthy, balanced diet will give your skin a big advantage in the battle against acne.
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