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#1 kafaras

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 09:54 PM

I'm young and I'm greasy. I like to use Arm and Hammer baking soda to wash my face. The sodium helps clear up my acne and prevents future acne. I just thought I'd share that with you if you have oily skin/acne problems.


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Posted 09 May 2013 - 03:59 AM

Thanks :D I'll give it a try ;)


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Posted 10 May 2013 - 03:28 PM

Baking soda is great to clean your teeth but never thought about using it on the skin!


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Posted 10 May 2013 - 10:52 PM

Baking soda is great to clean your teeth but never thought about using it on the skin!

 

I used to brush my teeth with it whenever I ran out of toothpaste! It seems as though it's good for just about anything. It really cleans out the pores. Since I've started washing my face with baking soda (and nothing else) I haven't had any acne! Stop overspending on those fancy face washes! Baking soda is the way to go! I like to get my face wet and work it in while it's dry. The amount of water on my face will turn the baking soda into a paste so it doesn't slip off my face instantly. And the fact that it's in paste form, it's nice and exfoliating. You can feel it digging in and opening up your pores. 

 

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 08:34 AM

Haha will try it on the face!


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Posted 11 May 2013 - 08:50 AM

Probably MUCH better than a lot of those face washes that contain alcohol and dry the shit out of the parts of your face that aren't oily!  I don't have acne / oily skin but I think I will give this a try too, it sounds like it would be a lot gentler than soap!


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Posted 12 May 2013 - 06:49 AM

I'm so going to try this! I hate it when my face is oily! Thanks for the tip!

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 07:43 AM

Bicarbonate is alkaline so it might be worth balancing this routine out with a mildly acidic toner so you don't mess up/strip the acid mantle on your skin.  Dilute apple cider vinegar would work.  Perhaps add some ACV to the wash bowl for a final rinse, or make a bottle of diluted stuff up and apply with cotton wool.  Or try doing the bicarbonate cleanse once or twice weekly rather than daily.  A gentle routine works well for oily skin.

 

PS you're gonna love oily skin later one 'cause you won't get wrinkles.


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Posted 17 May 2013 - 09:06 AM

Baking soda definitely helps with the extra oil on your face! I've found it to be a bit drying though, so I guess the key is to moisturize well to prevent any dry patches (I usually get them around my mouth, which is certainly NOT good looking).

 

Egg white mask also helps with the greasiness, but (at least for me) it needs to be left on the face for a minimum of half hour before washing it off with cold water :)


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Posted 17 May 2013 - 04:45 PM

I love baking soda face scrubs, but be cautious brushing your teeth too much with it cause I used to do it all the time, and then my teeth started to get super sensitive and I could not drink anything that was not at room temperature.
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Posted 17 May 2013 - 04:48 PM

This sounds really strange to me because bicarb soda neutralises acid (hence why its good for after purging) meaning using this on your face will make it alkali. Alkali skin is a breeding ground for acne, and the more acid you put on your face the better (and no I'm not saying raid the chem lab!). By acid's I mean AHAs (glycolic acid) and BHAs (salicylic acid).
So in theory this shouldn't work, which is why it surprises me but if it works then great!



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Posted 18 May 2013 - 08:23 PM

Baking soda definitely helps with the extra oil on your face! I've found it to be a bit drying though, so I guess the key is to moisturize well to prevent any dry patches (I usually get them around my mouth, which is certainly NOT good looking).

 

Egg white mask also helps with the greasiness, but (at least for me) it needs to be left on the face for a minimum of half hour before washing it off with cold water :)

 

ugh i always get dry skin around my mouth too! i thought i was the only one! 


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Posted 19 May 2013 - 03:00 AM

ugh i always get dry skin around my mouth too! i thought i was the only one! 

 

gaaaah, it's the worst thing, right? so impossible to even cover with make up since it always ends up looking cakey in those areas, and in general it's just incredibly hard to get rid of. frustration frustration ;)

 

how do you usually fight it though? (don't think I've ever met anyone with a similar problem, so I'm really curious!) :)


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Posted 22 May 2013 - 10:41 PM

I'm def going to try this. We have tons here at home.

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 12:40 PM

Lush cosmetics have baking soda dental pills, they are really good: https://www.lush.co.uk/category/274


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Posted 24 May 2013 - 03:44 PM

gaaaah, it's the worst thing, right? so impossible to even cover with make up since it always ends up looking cakey in those areas, and in general it's just incredibly hard to get rid of. frustration frustration ;)

 

how do you usually fight it though? (don't think I've ever met anyone with a similar problem, so I'm really curious!) :)

 

i haven't really found a good way :/ seems like exfoliating just makes it worse. i usually scrub it with a wet washcloth, put on a ton of moisturizer and hope for the best!! haha

what do you do?


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Posted 26 May 2013 - 10:12 PM

its great for whitening teeth too!
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Posted 27 May 2013 - 08:08 AM

i haven't really found a good way :/ seems like exfoliating just makes it worse. i usually scrub it with a wet washcloth, put on a ton of moisturizer and hope for the best!! haha

what do you do?

 

Same here-- exfoliating only seems to make the dry patches bigger. Annoying.

 

My "solution" (or more like...this-is-as-much-as-can-be-done thing) is very similar to yours though: at night, after I remove all my makeup, I scrub the places with a wet towel, then put moisturizer on them, and after it dries, I dab olive oil on the patches with a cotton ball, and leave it like that overnight... tried coconut oil as well, but that didn't really do anything... have found olive oil to be more helpful (still doesn't get rid of the dry places completely, but they look less flake-y...)

 

If you find something that works extra well, will you let me know though? :)


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Posted 01 June 2013 - 11:59 AM

I love using baking soda to exfoliate my very oily skin!


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