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?