When I think of baking soda, I usually think of grade 5 science projects which included vinegar…and a huge mess to clean up afterwards. I had never even thought that it could be used as a DIY microdermabrasion trick. Until now.
I bet it’s safe to say that most of us ladies have baking soda in our fridges, just hanging out in the back absorbing food odours and whatnot, but as I was cleaning my fridge I noticed a little somethin’ somethin’ that caught my eye.
A recipe for an at-home microdermabrasion recipe that I had NEVER even noticed before!
So naturally, I decided to give it a go.
We’ve had some people ask what the consistency of the baking soda mixture is meant to look like. And it so happens that I recently aired a video that includes me making this exact remedy.
So here’s the video for your viewing pleasure:
DIY Microdermabrasion: From the Fridge to Your Face
The recipe is simple. All you have to do is mix 3 parts baking soda to 1 part water so you create a paste that can be spread onto your face. Once you have got your consistency right, just simply start with a clean face, free of make up, and spread it onto your forehead, cheeks, chin, nose, and even your jaw line.
Scrub your face in a circular motion for a few minutes, then rinse off with warm water, and pat dry.
After your treatment you should notice your face feels softer and has a nice little glow to it. If however you notice a little bit of redness at first, don’t worry, just give your skin a few minutes to calm down after the scrubbing.
By using this super simple DIY microdermabrasion recipe, you are helping to scrub the top dead layers of skin off your face, ultimately helping your moisturizer to be more effective, and causing the newer, healthier skin to be exposed which is a crucial element in anti-aging.
In addition to that, our dead skin cells sometimes get trapped in our pores thanks to the layers of skin covering them, which usually results in acne. However, if you use this cheap and easy scrub, it should help to clean out your pores and rid your face of any blemish causing dirt.
Just make sure you use a new, unopened box of baking soda for this skin treatment, and not the one that’s been sitting in your fridge for months as chances are it has absorbed a whole lotta funky stuff and it might not be the best idea to then scrub your face with it.
Et voila! A microdermabrasion treatment that is cheap, easy, and you can do in the comfort of your own home, which means you don’t even have to wear pants!
Now if you want a more thorough exfoliation and find that the baking soda just ain’t cuttin’ it, check out our post on the best microdermabrasion treatments out there. And don’t worry, they are still at-home treatments so you don’t have to put on your pants. I know you must be relieved to hear that.
Finally, we want to hear from you ladies, do you have a secret DIY microdermabrasion tip or trick that we gals should know about? Leave your tips, tricks, thoughts, or questions below in the comment section. And as always if you liked this handy little DIY trick please like it, tweet it, pin it, share it, and help spread the skincare love.