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Baking soda helps with pimples?

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I know from the red marks section that baking soda mixed with a little water help vanish the red marks on your face. Will this stuff also help STOP or treat the pimples you have now. Or will it JUST do the red marks. Also, if anyone knows, how exactly do you go on with this procces. How much water do you add, do you apply it with your hands ect..

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As far as I know, its baking soda you want to be using NOT baking powder. (just wanna be clear on that cause baking POWDER is apparently not good for your skin smile.gif)

You want sodium bicarbonate. Theres a thread about it in the red marks treatment subforum.

All I do it pour about a tablespoon worth of bicarb into my palm, put my other hand under running water, then drip some water into the bicarb and mix it around to form a pastey like solution.

Rub all over face using as a gentle exfoliant and rinse. Now the PH of your skin is going to be basic though so the word was to rinse with a solution of apple cider vinegar water mix to counter the base with an acid. Let it dry then wash off after a few mins.

Theres also an egg white/lemon face mask which I also found to be very nice for helping my skin to stop drying out and stay nice and smooth.

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As far as I know, its baking soda you want to be using NOT baking powder. (just wanna be clear on that cause baking POWDER is apparently not good for your skin smile.gif)

You want sodium bicarbonate. Theres a thread about it in the red marks treatment subforum.

All I do it pour about a tablespoon worth of bicarb into my palm, put my other hand under running water, then drip some water into the bicarb and mix it around to form a pastey like solution.

Rub all over face using as a gentle exfoliant and rinse. Now the PH of your skin is going to be basic though so the word was to rinse with a solution of apple cider vinegar water mix to counter the base with an acid. Let it dry then wash off after a few mins.

Theres also an egg white/lemon face mask which I also found to be very nice for helping my skin to stop drying out and stay nice and smooth.

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i would say that for some people this would help to prevent acne. if you are on the regimen you should wait to be 100% clear before you start adding new steps like these, however. then you can start adding things one step at a time so if you break out, you know why.

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What I do is mix peroxide with baking soda until its a paste then apply on my zits and blackheads. It totally disinfects and bleaches your skin like Micheal Jackson. I think its kinda like BP so I just apply bp now and my skin is getting better and better. BUt you should definitely try the peroxide/baking soda on ur nose if you got blackheads. It stings like a bitch and then dries and then your blackheads are almost totally gone!!

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What I do is mix peroxide with baking soda until its a paste then apply on my zits and blackheads. It totally disinfects and bleaches your skin like Micheal Jackson. I think its kinda like BP so I just apply bp now and my skin is getting better and better. BUt you should definitely try the peroxide/baking soda on ur nose if you got blackheads. It stings like a bitch and then dries and then your blackheads are almost totally gone!!

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LOL no you silly I dont look like Micheal Jackson.

The peroxide (not BP) mixed with the baking soda is a grandmothers trick. It does actually work like bp. Thats what I meant. You should try it its fun! And how the hell are you going to apply baking soda on your face? Its a powder. You have to mix it with something. Try peroxide. Just once, on your nose if you got blackheads and update me on that ok. You have to wait till its dry though, and it does sting a bit.

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LOL no you silly I dont look like Micheal Jackson.

The peroxide (not BP) mixed with the baking soda is a grandmothers trick. It does actually work like bp. Thats what I meant. You should try it its fun! And how the hell are you going to apply baking soda on your face? Its a powder. You have to mix it with something. Try peroxide. Just once, on your nose if you got blackheads and update me on that ok. You have to wait till its dry though, and it does sting a bit.

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peroxide = hydrogen peroxide?

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Ya you can buy that in pharmacy for like 1$ a bottle. It is meant to disinfect scratches and cuts. I know nobody will try it cause they think I wanna kill them or something. And its also the best thing to clean your teeth with.

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YEP! My mom uses hydrogen peroxide for everything, and it works well for me, too. Only I never put it on an open zit on my face because it has scarred me. Seems like it heals so fast on top, then the scab will peel off too quick and leave a hole! But it does seem to work well for me like you use it, too! I use it like a toner sometimes, too. It sort of bubbles away the greasyness. It can and does bleach stuff out though! I use it to remove blood from things...white things only! It works.

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It's been said on this forum somewhere that using hydrogen peroxide over a long period of time is bad for your skin... that's why people use benzoyl peroxide instead (not sure how benzoyl peroxide is safer, don't ask smile.gif)

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Hydrogen Peroxide works fairly well too.

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What I do is mix peroxide with baking soda until its a paste then apply on my zits and blackheads. It totally disinfects and bleaches your skin like Micheal Jackson. I think its kinda like BP so I just apply bp now and my skin is getting better and better. BUt you should definitely try the peroxide/baking soda on ur nose if you got blackheads. It stings like a bitch and then dries and then your blackheads are almost totally gone!!

thats because your bleaching the blacheads dirt (origionally black) to white..not actually fixing the problem.

Regardless of that,

i read somewhere about this and how uber effective it is on cysts/pimples/whiteheads. So am i suppose to add equal parts water to "bicarbonate of soda"? can u use that or does it have to be baking soda? its no problem i can just pop down to the shops, but i dont want to be using a product that worsens the acne. Um..also do i wash it off afterwards? or is it more of a benzol peroxide/tea tree oil effect; you leave it on?

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Hi all, newbie here. I see this is an old thread, but am posting this for anyone who may find this via a search (that's how I found it).

I've been using a mild scrub made from 1/2 cup baking soda and approximately 1/4 cup lemon juice. I have also used plain, filtered water. Not sure of the exact amount on the lemon juice, the idea is to make a smoothe paste. If the paste is lumpy and hard to use then it's too thick. You can make a smaller amount, I just like this amount so I can scrub my chest and back in the shower.

Do not use this if you've been using other scrubs or strong topical medications - if you do it WILL sting and burn and be very irritating.

This can be used (gently) as a scrub or spot treatment. I've used it with no skin irritation (and the skin on my face gets irritated easily), except for one time I used it after using a pore strip on my chin - my chin was irritated for a few hours after that, so definitely use it on a day when you're not using something else. Rinse completely with tepid water (or cold water if you want to close your pores). I do not use a separate toner and just moisturize with a moisturizer with a soy complex and SPF for daytime.

I've had grade 2 acne (I am 30 yrs. old) for about 16 years, mainly due to hormones, and it got worse as I got older. This has helped A LOT.

Baking soda and bicarbonate of soda are the same thing, btw.

**Edit - this is good for people who are allergic to benzoyl peroxide. If you're like me, you've probably tried everything - OTC or prescription. I never would have thought something as simple and inexpensive as baking soda would be so effective.

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Moved to over the counter acne medications.

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in my experience, baking soda was one of the most effective treatments. i did two pastes per day, one in the morning and one at night, and moisturized after both. i would have a spot here and there but for the most part i was clear. it seemed a cheap and solid way to get the job done, although i wouldn't say its the most consistent.

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is sodium hydrogen carbonate same as sodium bicarbonate?

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is sodium hydrogen carbonate same as sodium bicarbonate?

Yes, although I wouldn't know that if it weren't for google. :P

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Hey i have a question about using baking soda for pimples?

hmm. first of all are you sure it really works?

and second how to use it?? please answer me thanks.. :surprised:

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