Another great (and cheap!) way of preventing breakouts is including baking soda into your beauty routine.
Baking soda contains natural forms of vitamin C and E, which is essential for healthy skin. It is also a natural antioxidant and deodorizer. Long-term use of baking soda keeps the skin healthy, clean and youthful.
When your skin is dry it lacks the ability to reproduce cells and stops the skin from shedding the dead top layer of skin. Long term use of baking soda helps to remove the dead cells while deeply cleansing and exposing the healthy layer of skin beneath. It also deeply hydrates and regulates the pH balance of the skin. These benefits work together to strengthen the skin, leaving it less susceptible to abnormal changes and increases the skin’s elasticity, which will help to prevent wrinkles and fine lines.
We all get the occasional pimple popping up seconds before your date arrives but some also have severe forms of acne that never seem to improve, breakouts are a problem for women of all ages. Because it is a vitamin-enriched, natural antioxidant, baking soda fights the good fight against breakouts by fighting pesky skin infections. Long-term use kills the bacteria deep down, preventing future breakouts.
Baking soda also helps with eczema and psoriasis! Eczema is a dry, flaky skin inflammation, often red and itchy, more common in infants and toddlers, it can occur in all ages. Psoriasis looks similar to eczema, but is more prominent in adults. The distinguishing difference is that eczema is caused by a skin fungus while psoriasis has no direct cause, aside from links to the immune system and stress. Baking soda hydrates the irritated skin, soothing the itching and dryness while reducing redness and flakes. Long-term use of baking soda keeps the skin moisturized and promotes blood flow, which triggers the growth of healthy skin and eliminated the dry, dead skin associated with both eczema and psoriasis.
So go grab the baking soda out of your fridge and help your skin, and your wallet!