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How To Treat Acne With Baking Soda

One of effective home remedies for acne is baking soda. Many people claims that it can cure acne. Some use baking soda paste for acne scars and red spots with success.

Baking soda is free of harsh chemicals. Therefore, as a natural remedy, you can use it every day without worrying about any skin irritation. For exfoliation, it may get rid of dead skin cells.

Baking soda is a cheap cooking ingredient. It is available in most homes especially your kitchen. Always keep a packet of baking soda in your home. If you don't have one, you can easily get it from the nearby convenience stores.

For treating acne with baking soda, follow the simple instruction below.

  1. Remove all your makeup with a gentle makeup remover.
  2. Don't towel off your face. Let it wet.
  3. Pour about three to four tablespoons of baking soda on your palm.
  4. Add the baking soda with a teaspoon of water. Mix them together to make your own acne treatment.
  5. Make sure the mixture is not too thick or too diluted.
  6. Apply it on your dampened face in a circulation motion.
  7. Then exfoliate for a minute and rinse your face with water.

Don't leave your skin too long with baking soda as it will leave your face with dryness. If this happens, then moisturize your face.

If you have a sensitive skin, baking soda may burn your face. It may cause redness of the skin. So, use it sparingly instead.


Some don't recommend to use it as a scrub. It should be used to exfoliate your skin. The main purpose of using baking soda is to remove the surface layer of cells that clog pores.

If you plan to use it as a scrub, add enough water to make the mixture looks like a paste. Massage your face with the mixture for ten to fifteen seconds and rinse. Unlike other commercial scrub, you should not feel any tightness and dryness with baking soda. Your skin should be soft.


However, there are some people who don't recommend using baking soda. It may damage your skin because it causes pH imbalance on your skin. As a result, it causes dryness which trigger more production of sebum. This allows the bacteria to multiply.

If baking soda doesn't work for you, then I suggest you take a look at another natural remedy which combine science and nature not only to deal with acne but also prevent it. Click here to find out more.