My Go-To Blemish Fix

Spy a blemish starting to form? Head for the pantry and grab yourself some baking soda! It's a cheap, effective fix. Simply mix a teaspoon or two of baking soda with 1-2t water and apply the mixture to a clean face directly on your blemish. I prefer to do this at night and leave on for 15-20 minutes. Baking soda is drying so I recommend testing on your skin before leaving on overnight. Either way, it should dry up any pestering blemishes so you wake up to clear skin!

Optional add ins: You can experiment with adding 1t raw or Manuka honey and a dash of cinnamon to this treatment. These two ingredients offer additional anti-bacterial properties for the skin. 

Why it works

Baking soda helps to dry the skin by removing excess oil which leads to breakouts. When mixed with water, baking soda forms a fine, gritty paste which helps to exfoliate & remove dead skin cells. It also has anti-inflammatory properties which is why I always wake up to less inflammation when I do this at-home trick. I hope it works for you too!