Want to use something straight from the kitchen for beauty treatments? Opt for baking soda! This white substance with an alkaline taste can have several beauty uses. Never thought of this? Well, here are the uses of baking soda and how it helps your beauty regime.

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Reduces acneWe’re always on the lookout for remedies for acne given the fact that the skin often breaks out due to environmental contaminants and bad eating habits. To reduce acne breakouts, prepare an acne face mask by mixing 1 tbsp of baking soda with 1 tbsp of water. Baking soda is alkaline by nature and hence, reduces the bacteria that can grow on your skin thereby fighting acne.

Wash your makeup brushes

Besides using baking soda for skin, you can use it in another way i.e remove build-up residue that settles in makeup brushes from cosmetic products. All you have to do is mix 1 tsp baking soda with a cup of water. Soak your bushes in this mix for a bit and then rinse them off with water.

Brightens skin

Baking soda can help exfoliate your skin as it contains two compounds, pH neutralizer and sodium that help in repairing damaged skin and removing dead cells, which ultimately gives you your original complexion back or even brightens up your skin tone. Just mix 1 tbsp of baking soda with 1 tsp of lemon juice. Apply this on your skin and let it dry. Wash off with lukewarm water.