Lemon Face Mask
Lemon and baking soda are some basic items you can find in your very own kitchen.
Did you know that these ingredients can be used to make a lemon cake may also help in treating many of your skin issues such as hyperpigmentation, acne scars, and over all skin brightening for dull skin.
Yes, you heard that right! If you are interested in finding out how to use these two ingredients to treat your skin problems, keep on reading!
Lets start off with why?
Why and how is baking soda good for your skin?
Here are Some of the Benefits you get from Lemon And Baking Soda Mask.
One of the major components of lemon juice is vitamin C (1). Vitamin C is commonly used for treating the signs of aging as well as brightening the skin tone. This is because of its ability to synthesize collagen in the skin. Additionally, vitamin C is known to protect your skin from the harmful UV rays of the sun (2).
Meanwhile, the rough texture of baking powder works as a physical exfoliant on the skin and may help clean out your pores as well as balance the PH on your hair and skin!
Hence, using a lemon juice and baking powder face mask can help you address many skin issues.
Now that you know the individual benefits of lemon and baking soda, let’s see what these two can do combined!
Benefits Of Lemon And Baking Soda Mask
1. Detoxify The Skin
Baking soda has a grainy texture that can work as a physical exfoliant on your face and help in getting rid of dead skin cells.Also applying baking soda to hair, skin and nails will balance out the PH levels.
This means your skin and hair won't be out of whack not too dry not too oily, thus reducing break outs and other skin issues such as dryness and over production of sebum which can lead to oily skin and more break outs!
Meanwhile, lemon juice contains antioxidants that can fight free radical damage and detox the skin (2). So, lemon and baking soda together may work as a detoxifying mask for your face.
2. Removes Blackheads
Blackheads form when dirt gets stuck in the open pores of your skin. Since lemon juice helps remove oil and baking soda helps in exfoliating the face, this face mask may come in handy for removing blackheads.
3. Removes Whiteheads Similar to blackheads, whiteheads form due to clogged dirt around your nose. A lemon and baking soda mask may help in removing these whiteheads.
4. Lightens Dark Spots And Hyperpigmentation
Lemon juice decreases melanin formation and hyperpigmentation (2). And, anecdotal evidence suggests that baking soda lightens the skin. Hence, using a lemon juice and baking soda face mask may help in lightening any dark spots.
How To Use Lemon And Baking Soda On Your Face
Caution: Lemon juice makes your skin photosensitive (i.e., it causes skin redness, itching, and burning). Therefore, apply sunscreen before stepping out into the sun after using these face masks.
How To Make A Lemon And Baking Soda Face Mask
- 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons of baking soda
How to Make It
Mix the lemon juice and baking soda in a glass bowl. Baking soda and lemon juice react to form a fizzy, bubbling solution. Do not stop when this happens. Keep on mixing until you get a runny, pale yellow paste.
Apply and rub this paste all over your face and neck. You can scrub the paste on your T-zone or other oily areas on your face.
Keep it on for a maximum of 15 minutes to avoid redness.
Gently wipe the mask off with a washcloth dipped in lukewarm water.
Wash your face with cold water to close the opened pores on your face.
How Often You Should Do This
Do it once a week.
Note: This lemon juice and baking soda face mask may feel a bit tingly on your skin, but it is quite normal. However, if you feel a burning sensation on your face, wash it off immediately and ask your doctor about further use.
How To Make A Lemon And Baking Soda Face Mask With Honey?
Honey possesses good antibacterial properties. Thus, it may help in effectively eliminating the bacteria that may be residing in your pores and wreaking havoc on your skin. Honey can also moisturize, soften, and soothe your skin. Thus, it makes this face pack more suitable for dry, sensitive skin.
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon of baking soda
How to make it
Mix the honey, lemon juice, and baking soda in a glass bowl.
Apply the mixture all over your face and neck.
Leave the mixture on your face for a maximum of 15 minutes before washing it off with lukewarm water.
How Often You Should Do This?
Do it once a week.
There you have it all the benefits of a lemon and baking soda mask for your skin and how to use it on your face. It can help you fight the signs of aging and refresh your skin.
Try it out to experience its benefits yourself! But,don’tforget to follow up with sunscreen before stepping out into the sun because lemon juice makes your skin photosensitive.
If you like this recipe, check out our Honey Glow Mask.
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