Summers usually are not just tiringly taxing for our bodies but also rob our skin and hair of the essential hydration as well. With the temperatures soaring the sweat and dust make our skin vulnerable and more prone to skin diseases as well. Clogged pores of the face, smelly feet and underarms due to excessive sweating are an alarming concern.
Well, one does have alternates for these problems. Expensive options like going to a spa and other treatments which might bring you relief from all these issues but burn your pocket for sure. What if we say there is a kitchen remedy which would have magical results on all these summer troubles and with an absolutely reasonable price.
It is something readily available in every kitchen. Well, we are talking about the Baking soda. Most of you would have heard a lot of advantages of baking soda for the internal system of the body, it has equally essential properties to cure our summer menaces.
Lets see the top five therapeutic effects of baking soda or sodium bicarbonate. Make sure that you do a patch test before trying any of the following methods.
1. EXCELLENT ANTISEPTIC AND EXFOLIATOR FOR THE SKIN
The baking soda has anti bacterial, anti fungal and anti inflammatory properties which makes it perfect to fight any sort of acne on the face. Mix 1 teaspoon of baking soda with your favourite rose water and make it into a paste. Apply it all over your face and leave it for 2 to 3 minutes.
Gently rub the mixture and wash it off with cold water. You can repeat this treatment once or twice a week. This would not only work on your acne and pimples but also exfoliate your skin and open your pores and make your skin breathe again.
2. ENHANCES SKIN COMPLEXION
Baking soda helps the skin restore its pH balance which is pivotal for an overall healthy complexion. For a brighter and an improved skin complexion, mix 1 teaspoon of baking soda with fresh lime juice and 3 to 4 drops of coconut oil.
We all are aware of the magical effects of coconut oil. Make it into a paste and apply it on the face for 5 minutes. Rinse it off with cold water and repeat this 2 to 3 times in a week for a radiant complexion.
3. KEEPS BODY ODOR AWAY
Usually its seen in summers that our underarms and feet get sweaty and start smelling. Feet specially when they are caged in shoes. The bacteria makes the odor unbearable sometimes and also becomes a matter of embarrassment for many.
To solve this issue, take half teaspoon of baking soda and mix it with water or rosewater. Apply this mixture on your underarms with the help of a cotton pad and then rinse it. Regular use of this treatment will help you get rid of the bad odor . you can also sprinkle some baking soda in your shoes before you wear them. This would keep your feet dry and odorfree.
4. HAIR REMOVAL
We all find various means of removing hair from private parts and resort to various painful and expensive ways as well. Well baking soda is yet another inexpensive treatment for removing hair from private parts and also make them odor free.
In a pan take 1 tablespoon of baking soda and add water to it. Let the whole mixture come to a boil and become a frothy paste. Apply this mixture on the effected area and keep it for 5 minutes till it dries and then you can go off to sleep. The mixture would work overnight and early morning rinse it with cold water. Regular use of it would keep the odor away and also the unwanted hair.
5. HOME SPA
You need not spend a fortune for those expensive spas when you can make your own bath tub into a refreshing spa. In your bathing water add 1 teaspoon of baking soda with rose water and a few drops of your favourite essential oil.
Taking bath with this water will not only keep fatigue at bay but also keeping you fresh and summer ready.