I have been plagued with having less than perfect skin since I was eleven.  Skin care seems to be one of those categories that women will spend some serious money on, at least I did.  Over the years, I have tried pretty much every major brand in search of good exfoliating products.  Some have been really good.  I love the way my skin feels after using my Clarisonic.  I have been really impressed with the results of the NuBrilliance Home Micro-Dermabrasion.  I can even say that Oil of Olay has a thermal exfoliating mask I also really like.  But just about 7 weeks ago I found my absolute favorite and it costs pennies.

If you have read my blog before, you know that I love home made products.  I'm actually not a health nut (even though I would like to be) but I love trying natural solutions to everyday problems.  My pinterest obsession led my to realize I could replace almost all of my current skincare products with ones I can make at home.  This turned into a love for baking soda and how I made up this exfoliator.

Baking soda is the perfect ingredient for some serious exfoliating.  I've been hearing how good milk is for the skin since I was a little kid.  Beauty companies are always talking about Lactic Acid and all of the benefits.  So, I thought, why not combine the two for my home made exfoliator.

To make this exfoliator, I usually mix about 1/2 tsp milk with 2 tsp baking soda.  I just use my fingers to mix the 2 together and apply to my face after a splash of water.  I then spend about 30 seconds of gentle scrubbing.  I make sure to rinse really well, because dried baking soda on the skin is very unpleasant.

I have pretty sensitive skin, so I do have some redness afterwards.  This usually only takes about 10 minutes to go away.  I end up having super soft skin afterwards, and my pores look really clean.  My pores are even starting to shrink after using this for several weeks.

I would recommend using this Exfoliator once or twice a week.  I have tried using just baking soda and water, which was effective, but my skin was not as soft as with the milk.

Baking soda has become a bathroom staple for me.  The shaker of baking soda in the picture is kept in my bathroom.  I use it for this exfoliator, to mix with my shampoo, added in with my toothpaste, and to clean my tub and sink with. 

If you use baking soda in your beauty routine, please me a comment.  I would love to hear about it.

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