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BPGP: DIY Microderambrasion

If I still lived out West, the Land of Reasonably Priced Beauty Treatments, I would have microdermabrasion once a month.  However, I live in Washington, D.C., where I can’t even afford to think about having microdermabrasion. $150 a treatment, are you kidding me?  Luckily, like most beauty treatments, there is a do-it-yourself version.

This beauty treatment couldn’t be simpler.  Just mix 3 parts baking soda (Arm & Hammer) with 1 part filtered water.  Stir until it forms a paste. 

Now, rub the baking soda concoction onto your face in a circular motion.  I find it’s helpful to start with the cheeks and forehead and then, work your way to the nose and the chin.  Allow the paste to sit on the skin for 30 seconds.  Then rinse with tepid water. 

You do not want to use hot or even warm water because it will make the skin too sensitive, and you do not want to use cold water because it will seal up your pores.  Tepid is best.

You will not believe how fresh your skin looks the next day, and I was blown away by how soft my skin felt.  Baking soda and water, who knew?


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  1. amy b.s. says:

    thanks for the great tip!

    November 14, 2011/Reply
  2. Jes says:

    i like doing aspirin-honey masks. those totally rock too!

    November 14, 2011/Reply
  3. Mary says:

    Ooo thank you! I will have to give this a try!

    November 14, 2011/Reply
  4. No Drama Mama says:

    Looks easy enough. Definitely one to try.

    November 14, 2011/Reply
  5. Jamie says:

    I love this. Wanna know another trick? Use this concoction with a baby hair brush (you know the kind that is tiny and the bristles are soft?) Rotate the brush in circles around the face and neck. It's the Clarisonic on a budget ๐Ÿ™‚ {$2 versus $200}

    November 14, 2011/Reply
  6. Saramel says:

    I second this tip, I've been using baking soda for years and keep it in the shower in a little plastic bottle. I personally mix mine with Cetaphil as my every day scrub. I've even turned my husband onto this trick. ๐Ÿ™‚

    November 14, 2011/Reply
  7. Anna Louisa says:

    Did this last night and I love it! My face is so soft! Thanks, Belle ๐Ÿ™‚


    November 15, 2011/Reply
  8. DallasSkirtEnvy says:

    You can apply the same concoction to wet hair to remove hair product build up!

    November 15, 2011/Reply
  9. JJ says:

    Thanks! This worked wonderfully! Love your tips, keep up the great work ๐Ÿ™‚

    November 17, 2011/Reply