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7 Healthy Baking Soda Beauty Hacks

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Baking soda has earned its reputation as an “all-purpose” product for many reasons.  When you consider that baking soda cleanses the body, soothes irritated skin, zaps blemishes, and more you’ll wonder why you haven’t considered this multipurpose wonder a beauty ally sooner!

So free that old box of baking soda from the confines of your kitchen cupboard, and consider it for all seven of these healthy beauty hacks…

 

1. TLC to Razor Burn

Razor burn occurs in tiny, inflamed bumps, or pseudofolliculitis barbae, which result when shaved hair regrows and curls around growing back into the skin. The University of Alabama at Birmingham Health System, notes that having curly hair increases the risk of razor burn, but home remedies can help soothe irritated skin.

For instance, a paste made with baking soda mixed with water and applied to a razor rash can ease s irritation. Make your paste with add one tablespoon of baking soda mixed into one cup of lukewarm water. Apply it directly to the affected area and let it dry. Wash off and pat gently dry. 

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