I am 30, I should not still be struggling with acne. I've had terrible acne my whole life. Now that I'm older, its not like when I was 15 but its still annoying. I'm currently going through one of those really bad break out weeks. You know the kind where you have tons of painful pimples exploding all over your face?! Not to mention the nasty black head craters that stare at you in the mirror. Yeah. Obnoxious.
Last night I stumbled upon this random tip to help clear up acne prone skin: Baking Soda
I've been struggling with oily skin, and really painful inflamed pimples for 2 weeks. I am desperate to try anything. I don't wear much in terms of foundation or cover up so my redness is there for all to see. So I tried this baking soda idea out and no kidding, it WORKS!
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Now, let me be clear, this did not make my pimples disappear. However it greatly reduced the redness and swelling, as well as the pain. Also, my black heads were greatly reduced as well. My nose doesn't look like its covered in them!
My skin felt soft, like baby soft. It felt awesome. Way better than any other drug store face mask I've tried in the past.
I applied my nighttime routine, went to bed, and the next morning, still not inflammation. I'm sold.
Try it for yourself. I'm not a dermatologist so who knows how this work for everyone, but it worked for me, so hopefully it will help ya out on those less than flawless skin days.
Mix 2 parts Baking Soda to 1 part water
Make a paste and smooth onto skin, thickly covering any problem areas
Allow to dry for about 10 minutes, then rinse
Feel your skin and be amazed.
*Note: I used 2 teaspoons baking soda, 1 teaspoon water plus a few extra drops because it was a little dry. This was more than enough for my face and neck.