The Healthy Hack

Everyone wants to have a soft, smooth and healthy skin but it’s a tough goal to achieve. A lot of skin products contain chemicals which cause a number of skin problems. The good news is that natural products can be used to improve hair and skin health without the risk of all the side effects caused by chemicals.Baking soda is one of these natural products that is proven efficient and safe when it comes to skin health.

For decades, baking soda has been used to nourish the skin. It can be used as a skin care product and helps to exfoliate and brighten the skin complexion. Baking Soda is natural, affordable and used to treat many skin problems like acne, skin infection, pimples and others.

Baking soda is best known as a baking ingredient and is often used to soften food when cooking. It can easily be bought in every market in the country. Benefits of using baking soda as alternative skin health product are highlighted in this article.

Baking Soda for Face Wash

Girl Washing Face

Baking Soda works wonders in cleansing the face. To start, just mix 2 teaspoons of baking soda with 1 teaspoon of lukewarm water and stir until it becomes a thick paste. Wet your face and apply the paste in a circular motion. Rinse thoroughly with clean water. For best result repeat the process every day.

Skin Exfoliation

Asian Scrubbing Face

For better skin exfoliation, mix a teaspoon of baking soda with water and add 2 teaspoon of oat flour. The resulting paste can be used to give your face a cleaner yet gentler wash and will open blocked pores allowing for better exfoliation and absorption of essential nutrients into your skin.

Foot Bath

Foot Bath

A home remedy for sore feet is to soak it in lukewarm water with baking soda. The process is quite simple, just mix half a cup of baking soda with some water to create a thick paste and apply on cracked heels to get a smooth skin.

Fast Relief from Sunburn


Sunburn is a huge problem during summer time. Get a dry add clean cloth, mix half cup of baking soda and half cup of water and apply the paste to sunburn area. It can give a fast relief from sunburn and itchy skin safely without using any chemical products.

Nail Care

Clean Nails

Baking soda can also be used for nail care. To start, brush the baking soda to your nail to remove dirt. Making a mixture of baking soda and one-part water and apply it to the affected area, leave it for 10 minutes to dry and wash thoroughly. For best result, repeat two times every day to get rid of nail fungus.

Acne Mask


Acne is one major skin problem. Making a mixture of baking soda with warm water creating a thick paste, apply it all over the face and leave it for 10 minutes to dry, then wash your face with lukewarm water to see result.

Relieves Shaved Skin

Shaving Legs

Shaved skin is really uncomfortable, a natural remedy to soothe the skin is by adding 2 teaspoon of baking soda with 1 cup of water, apply the mixture to shaved area and let it rest for few minutes before rinsing it with clean water.

Eliminate Tan

Sun Exposed

Tanned skin can be easily eliminated naturally with just a mixture of lemon juice and baking soda. Apply the mixture to affected area and see results instantly.