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From the site: You can replace your chemical-laden facial soaps with homemade baking soda cleanser to save money, save the Earth and save your skin. The naturally occurring chemical compound sodium bicarbonate, also known as baking soda, can clean anything from your face to your toilet (see References 1). Not only is baking soda inexpensive, it's environmentally friendly, even after it goes down the drain. Facial Wash 1. Mix 2 teaspoons of baking soda and 1 teaspoon of warm water in a small bowl. Use a clean finger to stir the ingredients until a soft paste forms. 2. Splash your face thoroughly with warm water. Dip your fingers into the baking soda paste. Apply the paste to your wet face using a gentle circular motion. Cover your entire face with the paste. 3. Rinse your face thoroughly with warm water, splashing the water over the skin repeatedly until your face rinses clean. Pat your face dry with a clean towel. Facial Exfoliator 1. Mix 1 tablespoon of baking soda, 1 tablespoon of warm water and 2 teaspoons of oat flour in a small bowl to create a natural facial cleanser that also exfoliates. 2. Rinse your face with warm water. Dip your fingers into the cleanser and apply it to your face and neck using a gentle circular motion. Let the paste dry on your skin for 5 minutes. 3. Buff away the dried cleanser by moving your fingers in a gentle circular motion. The dried paste exfoliates your skin as you buff it away. 4. Splash your face thoroughly with warm water to remove any remaining cleanser. Pat your face dry with a clean towel. Things You Will Need Measuring spoons Small bowl Baking soda Water Towel Oat flour Tips: Check in the mirror for dusty white spots once your skin dries. These spots indicate dried baking soda that wasn't properly rinsed away. Rinse your face with water again and pat dry with a towel to remove the residue. Pour 1 tablespoon of rolled oats into a small bowl and crush them with the edge of a spoon until a powder forms if you don't have 2 teaspoons of oat flour on hand. Warning: Do not let the exfoliating cleanser dry if you have sensitive or acne-prone skin. The granules are more abrasive when dry. Rinse the wet cleanser from your skin with water to clean and lightly exfoliate sensitive skin without irritating it. References Encyclopedia Britannica: Sodium Bicarbonate Oxford University; Safety Data for Sodium Bicarbonate; January 2007 Mother Earth News; Back to Basics (With Health and Beauty!); Sondra L. Wildman; January/February 1981 About the Author A freelance writer since 2000, Aya Pauli has covered a variety of topics including food, fashion, beauty, health, parenting, education, decor and crafts. Her award-winning recipes have been published in food magazines such as "Taste of Home," and she is also the author of a salad cookbook. Pauli's craft projects appear in major manufacturer websites, including Dow Styrofoam. Photo Credits Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty Images
i havent tried it yet but i will....since everyone seems to like it (*_*)
I tried it!! :) I must say it's great! I don't know if Emma Stone and I have the same skin now though lol
i had forgotten about this! im gonna try it tho ! :)
@YinofYang it is working really good, It is a non aggressive peeling basically, cleaning my irritated skin in a mild way :) you should try it too!
@YinofYang yes still at the ultra man hotel you recommended. If I still cant find the handsome Japanese guy I am gonna get a refund !
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