Baking soda has been considered as being a staple ingredient in many kitchens around the world for years. It’s a key ingredient when it comes to baking delicious cookies and even eliminating terrible odors. What you may noot have known is that baking soda may be the most trending ingredient in DIY skin care products as well as commercial products.
Baking Soda: A Hot Skin Care Ingredient
Baking soda is one of those ingredients that you can easily forget about if you don’t use it regularly in one aspect or another. According to an article recently published in InStyle Magazine, baking soda can be used for many things, including assisting in complexion issues. Dr. Jessica Weiser, a Dermatologist at New York Dermatology Group states that baking soda can be used “as a mild exfoliant,” or even as a “topical acne treatment.”
However, like always, the excessive use of even a household product can have a negative impact. Dr. Weiser recommends that before you discard all your current skin care products that you fully understand what excessive use of baking soda can do to your skin. Within the InStyle article, Dr. Weiser warned readers that excessive use of baking soda can often lead to irritation and dryness of your skin. She also mentioned that if you have any open wounds, you should avoid using the product.
There are skin care products on the market that exist which have this powerful powder listed as their active ingredient. Products such as Biore’s Baking Soda Cleansing Scrub, which seems to be an exfoliating scrub. (In a related update check out the Biore strips review.) There are others out there that exist as well. What’s important here is that you carefully review the ingredients before making a purchase. You’ll want to find a specific product that has baking soda listed as the active ingredient and not just an additional ingredient. Reason being, the product may not contain enough of the ingredient to have an impact.
In the event that you like to follow the trends and you wish to stay on the forefront of trending skin care ingredient use, I’d personally suggest not ditching any products in your current lineup. The best approach would be to find a product that contains baking soda as the active ingredient and only working the product into your routine once per week. This will allow you to try the product out without potentially damaging or destroying your skin.
In conclusion, I always suggest sticking to what you know and what works best for you. However, you shouldn’t be too afraid to try anything, especially if you haven’t found the perfect skin care lineup just yet. In fact, there are a number of specific products and brands that we recommend here on the product review section of Skincare.net. I’d suggest checking out that section of the site in the event that you’re on the market for an additional product or ingredient to incorporate into your daily routine. You can always feel free to contact us should you have any further questions or concerns.