Baking soda is well known as being a great all-rounder that can be used as an ingredient in many different beauty treatments for hair and skin problems. One of the more common skin problems many people face today are dark spots. Baking soda can be blended with other ingredients and applied to the skin in order to lighten dark spots. Here we describe how to use baking soda for dark spots.
What Causes Dark Spots on the Skin?
- Overproduction of melanin (skin pigment)
- Overexposure to UV light
- Hormonal changes
Is Baking Soda good for Dark Spots on Face?
Yes! baking soda is a good exfoliating agent that helps to remove dead cells and removes darkness from skin. It also balances pH level of the skin, which is very important to maintain even and clear skin.
How to Use Baking Soda for Dark Spots on Face?
Here we will be looking at some remedies for dark spots, all based on baking soda.
1. Lemon Juice and Baking Soda for Dark Spots:
Baking soda exfoliates the top layer layer of skin, while the lemon juice gets to work lightening the skin that lies below it. Before long, you will be able to say goodbye to those dark spots.
You will need:
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder
- Lemon juice
- Gradually add lemon juice to the baking soda until you have a nice smooth paste.
- Apply the paste directly to the dark spots on your skin and leave for 3 – 4 minutes, before washing off with warm water.
How often: This should be done once a day, every day, until you longer need it.
Caution: Some people with sensitive skin may find that the lemon juice stings with use. If this is the case then try one of the other methods listed here.