DIY Beauty Hacks: Baking Soda Facial Scrub

This post was updated on 10.19.15.

Do you ever wish you could pamper yourself and get the awesome facials and spa treatments you see movie stars endorse? Yeah, me too. I just can’t justify spending upwards of $150 for a facial treatment. Don’t get me wrong, I love to pamper myself, but I love it even more when it doesn’t cost me very much money. This awesome DIY Facial recipe allows you to exfoliate your skin, remove dead skin, and help unclog your pores. When you do this, it helps your skin look younger and healthier.

So why wouldn’t you give yourself a quick facial treatment for about 20 cents?

I do this treatment at least once a week and my skin feels so smooth afterward. You should always test a small area first to see if it causes you irritation; slight tingling might occur. PLEASE BE NICE TO YOUR FACE! Although technically this paste is a “scrub” you don’t actually scrub your face. Press lightly and you apply this to your face in a circular motion. I recommend doing this for the face, neck, and chest areas; I also suggest doing this prior to getting in the shower. Rinse thoroughly and follow with a toner and moisturizer.


3 TBSP Baking Soda
1 TBSP Water


Mix well and gently apply to your face, neck, and chest areas in an upward, circular motion. Let it sit for about five minutes or so, then rinse with warm water. Immediately follow this routine with a good toner and moisturizer. Repeat this process at most 3 times/wk; I do this at most twice a week. I also recommend doing this at night so your skin can rest and recover without having to fight makeup and the sun.ove love

Years ago, I originally found this recipe for the facial treatment then more recently I found so many more fun DIY ways to help your skin. If you are interested in other health benefits and beauty tricks using baking soda, check out this slideshow on Dr. Oz‘s website.


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