Using Baking Soda to Clear Acne Scars – 2 Powerful Methods
What baking soda is really good for is exfoliation. It helps to shed the skin and encourage new skin growth. As I say all the time, exfoliation is part of a successful acne scar routine and many people find great success with baking soda on its own.
Take a teaspoon or two of baking soda and place it on a small plate.
Add a drop of water. You don’t need much at all here.
Mix it up well. What you want to do here is make a paste of the stuff. If you add too much water it will turn into a liquid and won’t exfoliate the skin quite as well as the paste does. Of course if you add too much soda it won’t turn into anything… but that’s probably not going to be a problem.
Use a finger and massage it into your scars. It feels a little rough, but won’t be too bad.
Leave the mixture on the skin for several minutes. The mixture will harden as the water evaporates.
Wash it off well.
You will probably need to repeat this treatment several times before you start seeing consistent results. Acne scars require a very consistent effort to clear, but with time, patience and regular application of natural treatments, you will find results.
There are a few other ways you can use baking soda. The method above makes a paste. The paste is a very effective and efficient way of exfoliating the skin, but other methods work too. You can also try this one:
Add a teaspoon or two of baking soda to a dish.
Add water. Use more then last time, as we want to make a liquid, not a paste. You still won’t need much water, just add enough so it becomes a liquid.
Use a cotton ball to apply it all over your affected areas.
Go to sleep.
Wake up and wash it off.
This method creates a face mask and leaves it on for a lot longer then the first method. It’s also a method of using baking soda that people have found extremely effective. If you have any current acne, then the second method is the one to use. It’s the one that will help you to heal acne and remove the scars.
Article Source: Emilia Holloran