Too many people trust skin care products. They promise things like natural beauty and flawless skin. However, this does not mean that we need to purchase all of them to get results. Not to mention, the directions on these products can be extremely confusing. They use a lot of big and confusing terms.
Even if you were to ask for help, experts might have an issue helping you because a lot of the terms used are unpronounceable. Therefore, if you can’t ask questions, how do you know what these treatments are really doing to and for your face?
Using some products can be tricky. A lot of these products have not been tested properly before being released on the market. Many consumers don’ realize that phthalates, a key component in plastic, are used in these personal care products like makeup, shampoo, skin lotion, nail polish, etc…
What’s even more disturbing is the label does not reveal this ingredient to the public. However, it is not the only unhealthy ingredient that these types of products have.
Besides that, it is possible to make your own facial scrub. It is not a difficult process. Plus, you will at least know exactly what is being put on your face.
Benefits of coconut oil on the skin
Coconut oil is an incredibly nourishing moisturizer with antibacterial and antiviral properties. It can also heal skin conditions like eczema and chronically dry skin. It will even heal wounds, which is great for acne-prone skin.
Benefits of baking soda on the skin
Baking soda is amphoteric, which means that it neutralizes pH imbalances by acting as either an acid or base. pH imbalance is one of the leading causes of acne, dry skin and blackheads. Baking soda also targets inflammation and redness to heal distressed skin and minimize the size of pimples.
Baking soda & Coconut oil facial scrub
- 1 teaspoon of baking soda (aluminum free)
- 2 teaspoons of organic, extra-virgin coconut oil
- Mix the ingredients in a small bowl, making only one treatment at a time.
- Make sure it forms a paste and gently apply to your skin in a circular motion.
- Leave on your face for no more than 5 minutes.
- Rinse with warm water, massaging your skin in a circular motion once again.
- Pat face dry with a clean towel. The coconut oil should hydrate your skin, so you don’t need to follow up with a moisturizer.
- Only use up to twice a week.