Baking Soda (NOT Baking Powder)
Cleanse your face with a gentle cleanser then mix a few drops of baking soda into your hands with warm water and once you have a paste-like consistency in your hands, apply the mask to your face. Allow the mask to sit on your skin for 10-15 minutes then rinse off with warm water and a washcloth. Gently pat dry with a soft hand towel then apply an oil-free moisturizer on your face and neck to add needed moisture to your skin and balance the pH levels.
If you suffer from oily or acne-prone skin, this face mask is for you. No matter how old you are oily skin and pimples can affect anyone at different times in life. Many factors can worsen these two skin issues including what your nutritional diet is like, if you smoke and/or drink in excess, if you don’t get enough sleep, if you are stressed out, the list goes on and on. The baking soda mask works to remove the over-secretion of oil from the skin while working to dry out pimples that seem to have made a permanent home on your face. If you are oily, you need to use an oil-free moisturizer morning and night. It won’t make you more oily. In fact, you may be overly oily because you are not using a moisturizer which makes your skin produce excess oil trying to balance out the pH levels of your skin and in the process, can make you oily. We guarantee that if you use an oil-free moisturizer, you will be less oily. Make sure to only use oil-free cosmetics as well.
This baking soda mask is proven to minimize acne over time due to its ability to help remove blackheads. Blackheads consist of excess oil and acne-causing bacteria that are trapped in the pores of the skin. It is gentle enough on most skin types, though it can cause a slight stinging sensation, and has been used as a remedy for acne breakouts for ages. This mask should only be used once a week due to the fact that the skin tends to dry out and can potentially strip away oils that are actually good for the skin.
Baking soda can have an over-drying effect on the skin. You may experience stinging or burning, dryness, and/or an itchy sensation. If your skin cannot handle this facial mask please rinse off the mask immediately and apply an oil-free moisturizer to cool and hydrate your skin instantly.