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Has anyone else experienced this?
I'm starting to get very sad about the whole situation. I've only been using it a week so maybe it's just clearing all the gunk out.
My cheeks and forehead are clear of acne and it looks lovely! However my chin area which is the infected bit has got worse!
Also, the Baking Soda is called Bicarbonate of Soda in the UK I think!! Can anyone confirm this?
To anyone who has sensitive skin, try to saturate the soda with more water and only spot treat the acne.
i used baking soda everyday and saw incredible results! i wouldn't say that this got rid of my acne but i defiantly helped and made my skin smooth. It also minimized my pores. i would use this as a mask for 5-10 min, and sometimes take a toothbrush (not used obviously) and dip it into to paste and scrub on my acne because the bristles on the toothbrush helped exfoliate my skin and i think it worked better. it also make your skin e=very smooth and after i would apply a moisturizer.
I use baking soda in mask form and it works alright for me! It does make my pimples a little more noticeable sometimes but the baking soda stops the pimple in its tracks. Make sure you get the right consistency so it's not too watery. I like this product but only every so often. Not everyday! Way to harsh for that.
i have an acne vulgaris for nearly a month now...im 24 and got this nasty break outs! so when i came across this site i was wondering if this thing could lessen my worries...
as i look onto the mirror, my zits started to "pop up" on its own! yeah! i was amazed seeing those pus came out on my skin!
i use as a scrub with my facial wash (panoxyl) and an overnight mask mixed with my moisturizer...
i think it helped a bit to heal my acne..
I have oily skin. I use BS to exfoliate my skin once a week. Exfoliation is recommended 1-2 times a week because more than 2 times will lead to irritation (redness, dryness, more pimples...).
Scoop about a tspoon into a small container. Place several drops of water until it's pasty. Apply on face and rub gently in circular motions for about 2-3 minutes. Then rinse off and pat dry. THEN FEEL YOUR SKIN!
And because this is an antibacterial agent, your face will be free from bacteria after you wash (and pimples!)
Please apply a good moisture (I use Clinique's Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel) so that your new skin cells can be hydrated. And some SPF so that you don't get skin cancer!
It has faded my acne scars and evened out my skin tone. And it has reduced pore size (due to the exfoliation).
Baking soda WILL work for you, weither youre a skeptic or not, try it... you have nothing to lose!! its not like itll cremate ur face =)
1) mix baking soda and water to make a paste
2) apply to acne affected areas
3) tap, not rub it in , just pat it on and let it set for about 5-7 minutes.
4) once time is up, take warm water and splash it on your face. use your (clean) hand to wipe the baking soda off
5) dab, not rub the water off.
6) once dry, take cold water and splash on face( to close open , vulnerable pores)
7) pat dry
8) once face is dry , apply and oil-free moisturizer
I have only tried this product for a week and I have definitely noticed a difference in my skin. I have more nocticed a difference in my actal skin rather then my ance. My pores overall seem to appear more minimized and my face has denfinitely been brighter and less dull. As for my ance it doesn't do a lot so far in this week ;I have also nocticed that I have no new breakouts this week even with having my period. Overall baking soda is a good product. By the way results may vary. I never wore makeup this week so that may affect this product.make sure you do the search and make sure to check on other ways using baking soda. Gotta love baking soda :)
Warning/tip : the frist two times i did it it made my ance turn red but don't give it up. Try it a few times more then see.
How I use it :
Put the baking soda in bowl and Add water into it
Make it into a paste like consistsncy (probably heard that like 100 times)
apply to face gently
i get it off after 5 minutes ( I take it off with both splashing warm water and paper towel)
dry with a paper towel or just a plain towel
i wait about 2 hours then i have a night shower with doing my regular skin care routine)
I've been using baking soda as an acne treatment off and on for almost a year. First I apply Clean & Clear Morning Burst, while that's still on my face I'll have a little bowl of baking soda and make a thick paste with some water. I apply that on top of the Clean & Clear, scrubbing lightly all over my face, then I apply Equate Medicated Apricot Scrub and rinse. The reason I used this off and on is because I start to get red and irritated around the creases of my nose and the sides of my mouth. I use it about 2 times a week though. It really helps clear my skin and makes my pore less visible.
Around one year ago I used this product as a paste to remove red marks rather than pimples.
Initially I noticed pores would become temporarily invisible, and it creates slightly tightening feeling of the skin, which felt very smooth. However, this effect seems to lessen as your skin adapts to the product.
It's usage soon became counter-productive and ended up increasing the redness, with no permanent positive effects.
While this may work as a spot treatment or in heavily diluted form, it is known for destroying the skin's acid mantle (related to it's PH value), which seems to be my case. Either way, one year later, the skin is either burnt, dried or inflammed.
I suggest if you use this, be very cautious and never apply it thickly or over a large amount of skin. You were warned.