How To Use Vaseline And Baking Soda For Face & Wrinkles
Here is a very effective home remedy to help you transform your face overnight! Learn how to use Vaseline and baking soda for face transformation the right way. This remedy is very effective in reducing fine lines and giving your face a healthy glow.
Vaseline has been used for centuries to help treat dry skin, moisturize the skin, and treat irritation and other short-term skin conditions. It can be mixed with some fresh lemon juice to lighten skin color, toothpaste to remove dark spots, and baking soda to reduce fine lines really quickly.
Vaseline And Baking Soda For Face
As I like to use baking soda to freshen up my face whenever I have an occasion, I do not recommend using it regularly on your face. That’s because baking soda is extremely alkaline and has a ph of 8 which means it can disrupt the natural pH of your skin and cause dryness and irritation.
That said, mixing baking soda with carrier oils or Vaseline will reduce its strength but it does not make it safe. Furthermore, you will need to do a skin patch test at home before trying this remedy. Simply apply a little bit of your mixture behind your ear or inner arm and wait for 5 minutes.
If you notice a rash, redness, swelling, or any sort of irritation, you should not use this remedy on your face!
Vaseline And Baking Soda For Face Recipe
- 1 tablespoon of pure baking soda
- 1 tablespoon of Vaseline (petroleum jelly)
- 2-3 drops of liquid coconut oil (organic virgin)
Preparation & Application
Mix the Vaseline and baking powder together until you have a smooth paste. You will need to mix both ingredients for at least 5 minutes. Next, add in the coconut oil and continue mixing until all your ingredients are well incorporated.
Apply a little bit of your baking soda and vaseline mixture to your face and using a circular motion, begin scrubbing your face with your fingers. Make sure to not apply the mixture under your eyes. Once you have massaged the remedy onto your face for at least 2-3 minutes, wash it off with warm water.
Please remember not to use this remedy more than once per week. Coconut oil acts similarly to Vaseline but it actually has some amazing anti-aging benefits. For people with premature wrinkles and fine lines, coconut oil works wonders.
What Do Baking Soda And Vaseline Do To Your Skin?
Baking soda and Vaseline act as a natural exfoliator. When massaged into your skin, it helps remove dead skin cells, dirt, and grease, plus unclog and tighten your pores.
Baking soda helps remove dark spots and lighten skin, while Vaseline locks moisture into your skin. So this remedy works in so many different ways.
How Often Can You Use This Remedy?
Vaseline can be used as often as you like but as a rule of thumb, baking soda should only be used once per week.
Is Vaseline Good For the Face?
Yes, vaseline is great for your face, it helps lock in moisture, hydrates the skin & gives your skin a lovely glow. That said, apply it at night and wash it off in the morning to prevent interactions with the sun. Similar to coconut oil, vaseline is safe to use on your face.
Side Effects Of Using This Vaseline Face Pack
Studies show that some people are actually allergic to Vaseline because it causes skin irritation, rashes, and redness in some skin types. Baking soda has also been found to cause dryness and scaling.
People with acne should also be careful when using baking soda and make sure to put it directly to the acne instead of your whole face. Baking soda also causes early onset of wrinkles and inflammation when overused or not mixed with carrier oils.
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