It is not a new sight when we notice the presence of baking soda and coconut oil in the kitchen since both are used for culinary purposes. But in recent times, these two have been used for a different purpose – as ingredients for homemade natural beauty products. Making use of a combination of coconut oil and baking soda for facial scrub or moisturizer is one of the best choices anyone could ever make. These are safe, healthy, natural, and usable for all skin types compared to the chemical-based ones.
Chemical based facial scrubs or moisturizers are often packed with deadly chemicals. An example is one of the ingredients looked out for in most facial cleansers and scrubs is phthalates, which happens to be a common component of plastic and proven to be very dangerous. The worst part is that this particular chemical is never listed as part of the ingredients when it is checked on the labels, which is a very good reason to abandon and avoid chemical-based beauty products as much as possible.
The good news about the coconut oil and baking soda beauty treatment combo is that if used daily, beautiful, glowing ageless skin can be guaranteed. Coconut oil and baking soda both have some proven benefits and uses. But in the meantime, let’s discuss the usefulness and effectiveness of these two separately.
Effects & Benefits of Baking Soda on Face
Sodium bicarbonate or what we commonly call baking soda, has become one of the leading ingredients in cleansing and toning skin in natural homemade beauty products. Although many remain in doubt about the effectiveness of this ingredient, it has been guaranteed to do more harm than good when applied to the skin majorly because of its effects on our skin’s pH balance.
The natural pH of the skin in order to keep it moisturized and protected from bacteria as well as pollutants is meant to be acidic, ranging between 4.5 to 5.5. Baking Soda has a pH that ranges between 8 and 9. This is a perfect match for the skin because using strong alkali substances on the skin could disrupt the balance and rip. Off its production of natural oils which are essential for protection against bacteria and other harmful substances. In simple terms, baking soda balances the pH level of the skin.
Baking soda has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties which means it has the ability to soothe skin rashes. This is possible because since it drys out the skin due to the fact that it possesses some alkaline properties, and it works even better when mixed with coconut oil.
Baking soda is a major homemade ingredient that comes in very handy in the treatment of sunburn. Ir could also be used as an exfoliator in removing dead skin cells which in turn makes the skin clear, fresh, and glow radiantly.
Effects & Benefits Coconut Oil on Face
Coconut oil has been used for ages both as a beauty product and as a cooking ingredient that has well earned its place in the kitchen with many people vouching for its effectiveness as a moisturizer, cure for acne, and anti-aging solution.
All these are made possible due to the presence of lauric acid which makes up over half of the fatty acids present in coconut oil. Lauric acid provides benefits such as having anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties which work perfectly well for the healing of wounds and some kinds of inflammatory skin diseases or infections.
Please, it is worthy of note that those who have sensitive skin should always do well to consult their dermatologist first before beginning the use of either coconut oil and baking soda or both to avoid skin irritations.
Benefits & Effects of Combination of Coconut Oil and Baking Soda for Face
There are some reasons that are just never favorable for the face or the skin. One of such is wintertime which has proven itself time and over again over the years to be very brutal to the skin.
The presence of dry flaky patches and irritating sunburns that emanate from the cold weather is sure to ruin the joy of the presence of winter. Exfoliators work well in repairing damaged and troubled skin best when applied in the morning. Knowing this fact will help in doing more harm than good to the skin. Timing is very crucial in this process of applying Exfoliator for the skin and face as it is a very delicate process.
Applying scrubs in the morning has been proven to be much more beneficial to the skin as compared to using them at night. Always remember though, that scrubs are for the morning and creams are for the night. And even if this could take a little extra time in the morning while preparing for work or school, it definitely pays off because the after-effects are brighter, smoother, and glowing skin for the rest of the day.
Baking Soda And Coconut Oil Face Wash Recipe
To make your natural combination of homemade coconut oil and baking soda as a facial scrub or exfoliator, the following materials are essential:
- ½ cup of pure, unrefined, virgin coconut oil
- ¼ cup of baking soda
- Large mixing bowl
- Small beauty jar
- Mixing tool of your choice
It is so easy to make and use. Simply combine all these ingredients on a bowl that’s large enough to accommodate them and keep mixing till a fine texture and solution is achieved. And it is just as simple as that. Enjoy your skincare beauty sessions with your very own recipe and await the amazing and awesome effects it provides your skin and face.