While you may remember your parents or grandparents brushing their teeth with baking soda to keep their teeth white, baking soda has more than one use. In addition, to being a good fridge deodorizer, and baking aid, baking soda makes a great gentle exfoliate. While it’s true you could use sugar or salt to exfoliate the skin on your body, you should use caution when applying abrasive particles to your face to avoid damaging the more gentle skin. Baking soda has a great fine texture that gently sloths off dead skin without being too harsh. An added bonus is it’s inexpensive which will satisfy any recessionista’s budget.
Even Sport Illustrated covermodel, Brooklyn Decker revealed to Elle magazine that “I actually get the most tips from other models, like a recipe for a face scrub that I now use once a week. Just add a little baking soda to a cleanser and massage onto your face. It exfoliates gently and makes your skin glow.”