This is What Happens to Your Face After Washing it With Coconut Oil and Baking Soda

Washing your face is hopefully already a part of your daily skin care routine, but what are you using to do it? Facial cleaners come in all kinds of different bottles, and can vary widely in price, depending on the brand name. They may promise to clean your face, improve acne, remove makeup and leave your skin feeling hydrated and fresh, but many facewash products contain chemicals that could actually harm your skin. The solution: an easy facial cleanser you can make at home, using natural products that will provide all the nutrients you need to keep your skin clean and healthy.

The recipe involves two products you probably already have in your kitchen — coconut oil and baking soda. The mixture is completely safe to use and contains no harmful chemicals or toxins. It has an amazing effect on scars, acne, redness, excess dirt and oil, and dead skin.

Baking soda on its own is a remedy against acne. It regulates the pH level of the skin and helps in healing breakouts. Coconut oil has strong healing, moisturizing and antibacterial qualities that beneficially affect the skin while nourishing it. Mixing these products together creates a safe combination, even on sensitive skin. Keep in mind that wet-milled traditional virgin coconut oil will provide the best results.

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The amounts of ingredients used vary according to skin type. If you have sensitive skin, use the coconut oil and the baking soda in a 2:1 ratio, respectively. If you want to use the mixture as an exfoliator, prepare the mixture in a 1:1 ratio.

Instructions:

1. Combine the coconut oil and baking soda and mix. A little warm water can be added to help the process.

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2. Apply mixture to your face. You can massage your skin gently with circular motions, then immediately wash it off with warm water; or, you can use the mixture as a facial mask and leave it on for several minutes.

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It is that simple. This simple combination can provide amazing effects in a completely safe and natural way. It is quick and easy to do!

There are actually many ways you can use coconut oil and baking soda for healthy skin.

Check out the videos below for more ways to include these natural products in your beauty routine:

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21 comments
Picni Carea - February 6, 2016

I use deer placenta and gasoline.I also rub dog shit on my hair for good measure.

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Rhonda Petrillo - February 13, 2016

I used coconut oil to remove tree sap from my waist length hair. I simply rubbed it on the tree sap. I have no idea where the tree sap went- it disintegrated. I thought I was going to have to cut my hair to get it out. Coconut oil saved the day!

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Lxox - February 17, 2016

I would be very cautious about using this on your face. Baking soda is very alkaline and can actually burn your skin depending on how sensitive you are. I made a baking soda deodorant and burned my underarms badly. Test it out a little at a time to begin with.

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Cindy - February 18, 2016

This is just AWFUL advice, Do you do any research at all before posting? Baking soda is not a facial cleanser and does NOT balance pH – it is basic and would RAISE pH and lead to a compromised barrier. And while some people can benefit from oil cleansing, coconut oil is not always the best. Please consult a skin care professional people, and do not do this.

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    Sana Rose - November 11, 2016

    I was thinking the same. Baking soda is alkaline. The skin pH is somewhere around 5.5 and that is a slightly acidic pH. The skin’s acid mantle will be stripped away by baking soda and if baking soda is acceptable, why is ordinary bathing soap bar not beneficial the same way? The pH balance being disrupted causes most skin troubles if not all. Using diluted apple cider vinegar is a better way to exfoliate, nourish, tone, control oil and give anti-aging AHA’s to skin. ACV and rose water mixed with some essential oils are best toners ever.

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An Esthetician - February 18, 2016

Seriously? This is TERRIBLE advice! baking soda will RAISE the PH of the skin while coconut oil is far too high in oleic acid to be beneficial to the skin. Just stop. Or don’t… you do keep me in business after all. What a joke.

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    Janey - September 1, 2016

    Feeling insecure are we? It’s coming out of your pores. It works and you obviously are not so feel threatened. Don’t fight it, try it. And do a little research, this movement has a long history, positive results, and traction.

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      An Esthetician - September 1, 2016

      So just in case you don’t know what an esthetician is, it is a licensed skincare professional and my “research” you suggest I do came in the form of an actual education. My “insecurity” you think I have is probably my compassion for people that I see and treat on a DAILY basis with messed up skin from following this type Of “movement” and what is scientifically proven to be damaging and harmful. Please don’t presume to tell me what is coming out of my pores if you cannot comprehend simple and basic skincare sweetheart.

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        Janey - September 1, 2016

        Wow. Touchy, not in control of your emotions I see, don’t worry, it’s a process.
        I know exactly what an esthetician is and like every other occupation the quality a client receives is in direct correlation to the professionalism mental astuteness and flexibility of the service provider.
        Your response has already condemned you.
        I hope you grow.

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          An Esthetician - September 1, 2016

          ???? 32 weeks pregnant will definitely keep your emotions in flux and yes, I’ve grown into a size I’m actually not comfortable with and am prepared to get even larger. How very astute of you. As a professional who is not insecure with my abilities in the least, I’m not too worried about it. After all, people like you provide plenty of job security.

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          Janey - September 1, 2016

          Lol, did you really just blame it on pregnancy!!! How old are you? I give up, you just… be you, lol, and may God look after you.

          No logic. None. Talking to a wall. If I ran my Buisness this way I’d be laughed off the planet. I can not believe you, I’m dying here!!!! Thanks for the laugh.

          Good night, good luck, and good bye.

          No really, bye.

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          An Esthetician - September 1, 2016

          Right back at you lady! Enjoy your skin falling off and thanks so much for the completely ignorant and uneducated two cents. Seeing as arguing with David Wolff’s irrational fan club isn’t “running my business” I’ll be just fine, don’t you worry.

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          An Esthetician - September 1, 2016

          And for anyone interested in WHY you don’t use coconut oil (since many people have covered the PH issue with baking soda):

          There are several issues with using coconut oil on your face, while not an issue on other areas of the body, the face is a very different story. The Lauric/ myristic acids found in coconut oil cause the cohesiveness of keratin to take place. This is a huge issue for acne prone skin (although I have seen it cause issues in other skin types as well). It causes your oils to become much more “sticky” and accelerates the shedding of cells. This is what makes it comedogenic (pore clogging). Imagine all those cells flaking off, sticking together and causing a plug. Not an issue on our feet or even our hair but on facial skin, it has a whole other effect and can lead to problems. Myristic acid is also known to be irritating to the follicle.

          The other issue is the amount of oleic acid in it. Our skin has a specific balance of oleic and linoleic acid (many people are deficient in linoleic, especially if they are prone to acne). By disrupting this balance we are disrupting the barrier of our skin leaving it vulnerable which can eventually lead to things like irritation, dryness, redness and a whole slew of other issues.

          The best oils for your face are sunflower, safflower or jojoba as they are most closely related to the natural oil our skin produces. However, you do want to ensure that you get these oils organic as GMO versions of the same oil will contain higher amounts of oleic acid. While these oils are much better for you, your skin needs more than just oil to stay moisturized and battle signs of aging or specific issues such as acne or eczema.

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          CatSea1959 - September 9, 2016

          While I like how my skin feels after using coconut oil and baking soda, I’m glad you spelled out the coconut oil concerns that estheticians have. I won’t use coconut oil on my skin anymore, because I believe now that’s probably what’s been causing the unusual dryness around my mouth and smile lines. I’ll switch to jojoba oil. I really appreciate you posting exactly what your concern about this is. Thank you, best of luck in your pregnancy, and congratulations!

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          FeeFee Braids - December 3, 2016

          Ive used pure coconut oil for at the the past 20 years (face and body) on my island we use lots of coconut oil. I have not a pimple in sight, clear smooth skin. im 40 years old and my skin is supple and even-toned.

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        Karasuba Dominatrix - October 14, 2016

        Most doctors don’t know shit about actually healing the body. Heck most doctors/health professionals are fucking obese or in general not healthy themselves. Its a hypocrisy.

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    FeeFee Braids - December 3, 2016

    You clearly have no idea what youre talking about. Bye marsha.

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Carol Walters - February 20, 2016

I have seen these same ingredients listed on commercially prepared products. One thing that I didn’t see in the article was that you should not dump the coconut oil down your drains. It will clog them up. My son learned that the hard way especially when we tried to clean out the drains.

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Janey - September 1, 2016

Haters…trolls….are going to hate. Baking soda is very much a part of my facial routine. The benefits for my skin type are amazing. I stop traffic, I feel amazing.

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Sheila Nico - September 14, 2016

Oily face is the bane of my existence way back in high school before i discovered Solvaderm! Though i also wished i knew about this techniques back then. thanks for the tips

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