How To Use Vaseline And Baking Soda For Face
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. Vaseline and baking soda plus an extra ingredient are 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. Vaseline can be mixed with lemon juice to lighten skin color, it can be mixed with toothpaste to remove dark spots, and baking soda to reduce fine lines almost instantly.
Vaseline And Baking Soda For Face
Now as much as I like to use baking soda to tighten up my pores and reduce fine lines whenever I have an occasion, I do not recommend using baking soda regularly on your face or skin. This is 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 for your skin. Furthermore, you will need to do a skin patch test at home before trying this remedy on your skin. 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, go ahead and wash it off with warm water.
I do not recommend using this remedy more than once per week because baking soda is very strong on the skin. Coconut oil acts similar to vaseline but it actually has some amazing anti-aging benefits. For people with premature wrinkles and fine lines, coconut oil will help out a lot.
What Do Baking Soda And Vaseline Do To Your Skin?
By applying a mixture of vaseline and baking soda to your face, it will act as a natural exfoliator. When massaged into your skin, it helps remove dead skin cells, and unclog your pores. It also tightens your pores and removes excess dirt and grease from your skin.
This natural exfoliator will leave your skin looking fresher, smoother, and brighter. Baking soda is also used to remove dark spots and lighten skin, while vaseline helps lock moisture into your skin. So this remedy works in so many different ways.
How Often Can You Use Vaseline And Baking Soda For Face?
Vaseline can be used as often as you like on your face but as a rule of thumb, baking soda should only be used once per week on your face. Mixing both vaseline and baking soda to use on your face should only be done once per week maximum.
Is Vaseline Good For Face
Yes, vaseline is great for your face, it helps lock in moisture and hydrates the skin. It will give your skin a lovely glow. That said, make sure you only 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 Vaseline And Baking Soda For Face
Studies show that some people are actually allergic to vaseline. It has been shown to cause skin irritation, rashes, and redness in some skin types. You will need to perform a skin patch test before using it on your face. Similar to Vaseline, baking soda has been found to cause dryness and scaling of the face.
It can also cause allergic reactions such as irritation, redness, and swelling. People with acne should also be careful when applying baking soda to the face. It is usually only applied directly to the acne instead of the whole face. Baking soda also causes early onset of wrinkles and inflammation when overused or not mixed with carrier oils.
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