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    Old 05-02-2002, 10:00 PM   #1
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    Hi Everybody,

    I just wanted to give you a simple and cheap alternative to using premade, store-bought exfoliating creams and washes for your face. These treatments can be harsh on your skin because of the difference in the size of the ground up apricot kernels in them, etc. The rough kernel pieces can tug at your skin and make tiny micro tears on the surface of your skin--an easy way to inflame your skin and also to allow bacteria to invade the area and cause blemishes.

    What I use is plain old Baking Soda. I keep a little shaker of it in my over-the-sink cabinet and every other night or so, when I'm washing my face, I sprinkle a little bit into my hand and massage it into my face along with my regular face wash. I focus on my nose, forhead and chin, taking extra care to scrub out my pores and get off the flaky skin if I have any.

    Doing this removes the dead skin cells, which if left, can clog pores and cause pimples and black heads. This helps my skin stay soft and clear. It's great to prepare your skin for summer and to get off all the "winter skin" dead stuff.

    If some of you do try it, let me know how you like it. It's only about .59 a box and will last you a long time. It's a grea remedy for black heads, acne, AND dry, dull, flaky skin.

    I first read about this remedy years ago, when I had acne and was doing research on skin care. Since trying it and sticking with it, now my skin is clear and smooth. This is one of the best home remedies I have ever tried!

    Hope this helps some of you out there...

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    Old 05-03-2002, 12:53 AM   #2
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    I buy a lot of exfolicaters and im gonna try your way next time good stuff that baking powder

    Old 05-03-2002, 02:43 PM   #3
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    Good, I hope you do try it! It seriously works very well. The reason is, because each little piece of baking soda is exactly the same size and shape...and since they are cirular, (not rough and irregular like the ground up shards and kernels) the little beads exfolliate gently but effectively with no tiny tears in your skin. It's great. Plus, you can't beat a beauty product that is under a dollar! Especially one that works well!
    Good luck!

    Old 05-03-2002, 04:33 PM   #4
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    Hello Diana

    That sounds like a great idea! I'll give it a try and let you know how it goes! Thx!


    Old 05-04-2002, 12:46 AM   #5
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    I just tried it, after all I use baking soda for my teeth now and then as well as cleaning. It felt refreshing and it really feels like it is exfoliating. I expected it to leave it feeling dry but it isn't and I didn't use my facial cleanser yet as I wanted to try the soda alone. It really is refreshing for a cheap alternative to expensive and not so pure exfoliators. Thanks for the idea!

    Old 05-27-2002, 02:42 PM   #6
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    Nancy H
    I am so glad you tried the baking soda remedy! It DOES feel really nice afterwards, doesn't it? I love how soft my face feels right after doing it. I do apply a light oil-free moisturizer afterwards, and my skin stays smooth and clear. I am so glad you actually tried it and liked it! I just love it when a good, basic cheap home remedy performs better than the expensive chemical-filled goop they sell us at stores does.
    Happy exfolliating!

    Old 05-27-2002, 03:23 PM   #7
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    Good idea, I think I will try it also.

    Old 07-28-2002, 01:41 AM   #8
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    Baking soda exfoliates dead skin on my face very well. It controls those stubborn blackheads on my nose. Thanks for the tip !

    Old 07-29-2002, 12:58 AM   #9
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    Ive been using baking soda for a very long time.. but i only use it every 3 days or so. Which facial cleanser are u using?


    Old 07-29-2002, 03:58 AM   #10
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    Diana, I'm going to give this a try, I love home remidies too. My name is spelled just like yours. Diana

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