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on 4/13/2007 5:56:00 PM
More reviews by mousquerader
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Warm
Hair: Brown, Straight, Coarse
After reading all the hype on baking soda for skin, I decided to give it a shot. One night, I got a little bit of baking soda and applied it to damp skin and very gently rubbed it over my face to exfoliate. It kept clumping up and it didn't feel like it was doing anything, but a few seconds later my face felt like it was burning, so I washed it off immediately and my skin became very sensitive and red afterward. It even hurt to put on moisturizer. My skin calmed down eventually. I later read that baking soda disrupts the acid mantle (which protects the skin) on the skin as it has an alkalinity level of 13 whereas the skin's is 5.5, which is slightly acidic. On the bright side, the acid mantle returns back to normal in about 14 hours. Apparently, I won't be using baking soda on my skin ever again, as there are far better options for skin care than baking soda.
7 out of 9 people found this review helpful.
on 3/28/2007 10:50:00 AM
More reviews by Leal18
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool
Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium
Let me start by saying I LOOOOOVE this product. Now I'll tell you why...I started using it in my laundry...help clean and deoderize clothes while they are washing...then I used it to clean my sinks, countertops, coffee pot, etc...THEN I read on the Arm and Hammer Website about the BEAUTY uses it has. So I used it in my hair. Just added a handful to my shampoo once I squeezed it in my hands and MAN my hair was soft and clean afterwards. THEN I poured some in my bath water and WOW, my skin was soothed and felt like silk. Soooo I added some to my AHA foaming face wash and rubbed the two together. Then applied to my face and it was THE most wonderful facial scrub!!!! Now I use it as part of my DAILY routine every night when I wash my face. It helps clean my pores and gets all my make up off with the cleanser. It doesn't irritate or bother my skin at ALL. And then I use the AHA souffle' and I'm all set with beautiful glowy skin. Works great when combined with my toothpaste once a month too!!!! LOVE IT!!! It's an ALL PURPOSE HG PRODUCT FOR ME!
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
on 3/14/2007 1:55:00 PM
More reviews by jhoggan
Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine
This is the only scrub I use. It totally gets all of the junk that lingers in my pores and gives me a soft, smooth texture when I want to appy my makeup. I think everyone should use this instead of all of those ridiculously expensive products.
on 3/13/2007 10:04:00 PM
More reviews by missesB
Skin: Sensitive, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
Baking Soda is the best, gentlest, cheapest scrub out there. Mix a little with your cleanser and VOILA...beautiful skin. I used to break out a LOT and since using this, my skin has cleared up 99%. I use it along with Apple Cider Vinegar (diluted with water) as a toner. Best thing I have tried- and i have probably spent THOUSANDS of dollars on products. Who knew the key to great skin was in my kitchen cupboard this whole time!
on 2/10/2007 10:50:00 AM
More reviews by velvetgirl
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
This is the best kept secret of skincare. It's cheap and super effective. I have acne prone skin and this makes it so smooth and soft! My skin actually glows after I use this. Others have suggested ways to apply this so I won't get into that. This has a permanent spot in my skincare routine, nothing I've used has been as effective and yet gentle and affordable as baking soda. Highly recommended!!
on 2/3/2007 5:43:00 PM
More reviews by orisha_girl
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Red, Curly, Other
You're freakin' kidding me, right? After all the time, effort and money I have spent trying to tame my tempremental skin, the thing that whips it into shape is baking soda?? I get great results with a teaspoon of B.S. mixed with a few drops of water to make a paste, which I massage gently only my face for a few seconds before rinsing with cool water. I am left with skin that is glassy smooth and glowing, and pores so clean they look like they've been vaccuumed. My skin is generally very good, but it has a tendency to go mental at my time of the month - since I've been using the baking soda twice a week, it's well behaved all month round, and I haven't had a pimple -even a tiny one- in weeks.Downsides - it is drying, but that's easily sorted out by using a richer moisturiser. It also makes my skin a bit red for a few minutes after cleansing, but it goes away as soon as I tone and moisturise. One lippie off because of these problems, but otherwise highly recommended. I'm going to experiment with mixing it with cleansers or oil or something as the other reviewers recommend, and see if that ups my rating to a five. continued >>
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 2/2/2007 4:54:00 AM
More reviews by amandabear21
Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
I was amazed at how happy I was with using this as an exfoliant! I mixed it with Cetaphil and it made for the cleanest, gentlest facial scrub I've ever used. I applied moisturizer right afterward and now my face is incredibly soft and smoother-looking. This seems to work really well for people with sensitive skin because it's very mild.
on 1/21/2007 12:05:00 PM
More reviews by tried_em_all
Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
I used this for awhile, I love how "fine" the texture is when mixed with my cleanser. However, after I had completed my weekly home facial, my face was burned -- like a really bad sunburn that lasted for almost two hours (quite frightening at the time). So with trial and error, I finally realized it was the baking soda that was burning my face. I found out later that our skin is acid and baking soda is very alkaline -- and that's the problem. I used the Arm and Hammer Baking Soda Detergent for years, and then developed a reaction to that as well. So I think over time, baking sode is probably not a very good idea. Try PTR if you are looking for a gentle scrub.
on 1/20/2007 7:24:00 PM
More reviews by bubbie1
I do like using baking soda as a scrub and used it for years but I also like to use plain old sugar as a scrub. Just make sure you don't get it too wet or it melts away. I will also try the baking soda as a prewash because a precious reviewer raved about.
on 12/16/2006 11:33:00 PM
More reviews by suz_Roberts
Skin: Acne-prone, Other, Not Sure
Baking soda and water is a great alkalizing mixture for your face. I applied it - 1 tsp in hand with some water, and splashed my face with it. It dries up the oilyness. As an exfoliant, make a paste with water, or add something goey like aloe vera or glycerin or oil, to make it less abrasive. You can also add a bit to your cleanser for a 2 in 1 product! GREAT for excessively oily skin! This is wonderful to use in combination with any of the AHAs or BHA treatments either at home or professional grade. 2 parts baking soda 1 part water or aloe vera 3 drops essential oil of your choice From another website:The best skin exfoliant on the market is good old-fashioned baking soda. It is gentle enough to use on sensitive skin (weekly), and works wonders for those suffering from acne (twice a week). Most importantly, it rinses off beautifully, with no film or scent left behind. Just sprinkle some in your hand and add enough water to make a paste. Simple and inexpensive.
6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.
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