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DIY Orange Juice & Baking Soda Mask

So since Nicole was liking her DIY mask so much, I decided to try it out, but minus the aloe vera. Baking soda is supposed to get rid of blackheads so of course I want to try it too!


I used 1 teaspoon of freshly squeezed orange juice and half a teaspoon of baking soda. I think half of that would have been more than enough though. I still had pretty much left. Upon touching the orange juice, the baking soda should immediately fizzle and bubble a little. This is absolutely normal and the bubbles are carbon dioxide gas. This is what causes your dough to rise.


Begin with a clean face (sorry my face was already a bit oily). Upclose photos of my bad skin : big pores, black heads & pimples >_<


Luckily I applied this in the bathroom as it was dripping all over the place =_= I hope the mask is working on my nose? Lol Nicole had showed me some pages and there was a warning that it may be itchy and oh my! It sure is itchy! >_< The author of the page recommended distracting yourself from the itch by doing stuff. So here I am, typing away while I try my best not to scratch. It feels like an insect is biting my chin and there are ants with many tiny legs walking across my right cheek! =/

I only left it on for 10 minutes as this is the first time I'm using this mask and I'm not sure if my skin will react negatively. When it's dry, it feels like the egg white mask. It's dry and tight. 


After washing off, it was a breeze cleaning the pores on my nose using my new tool.


Pros :
- Blackheads were still there but a tiny portion came out with the tool
- Pores were much smaller now (for a few hours)
- Skin was extremely smooth and soft
- No redness or broken capillaries
- Shine was gone. Face is less oily few hours later.

Cons :
- Unfortunately, it dried out my skin really bad. Perhaps I should use less baking soda next time or mix it with aloe vera like Nicole.
- Wrinkles on forehead were enhanced because skin was dehydrated
- Skin feels tight like I had been using body soap on my face
- No effect on pimples at all

Tips : 
  • Squeeze your own orange juice. Don't use bottled ones, no matter how fresh they claim to be.
  • Half an orange is enough to last you about 5 applications. Don't waste the orange! Eat the other half.
  • Be careful not to splash the orange juice into the bottle of baking soda. It will react with it and ruin the whole bottle.
  • Apply in bathroom as it drips.
  • If you want it thicker, you can also mix in yogurt (the really thick kind) or oatmeal or anything dry.
My conclusion : This combination is unsuitable for my skin but I have heard other people having success with it. Even though it's supposed to be good for pimples and blackheads, I did not notice anything. My pimples were still there and blackheads were as stubborn as always. There may be results if used continuously but it's so drying, I'm not sure if I want to do it again. Perhaps I'll try adding other stuff to it.

P.S. I must stress that the results above are merely my own skin's reaction. I do not know if you will react the same way but feel free to try it! ^^

P.P.S. I will not be posting for a while or less frequently as I'm in the middle of my finals right now =(

9 comments:

  1. baking soda when applied on dry skin is really terrible. i think it's a no-no for it is harsh!

    I have a very oily & sensitive skin. i stop using it as a scrub for a while for it really zaps the moisture out of my skin.

    so i can just imagine how bicarb soda + lemon juice feels
    >_<

    good luck on the finals,sweetie!

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  2. Phew, I thought I was the only one.. Maybe mixing it with yogurt or aloe would be better

    Thanks for the good luck wishes! I'll need all I can get x_x

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  3. I hate having dry skin so I would probably skip this

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  4. I use baking soda as a scrub and it works wonder! And the best part: you get a big box for only $1 at the dollar store hehe

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  5. this mask is alrite as long as u do it in a proper ratio and thats why i do it together with aloe vera so it works well ==" anyway i have dehydrated skin as well >< but the combination of baking soda+orange+aloe doesnt dry me out at all :) good luck if u wanna do it again, i dun follow online recipe 100% where they only use orange plus baking soda :)

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  6. I think I should try this, too. I want to get rid of my blackheads.

    www.styleandglow.blogspot.com

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  7. if you have dry skin, you can try this instead: Baking Soda + Grapeseed Oil/Olive Oil + Lemon
    this is for lighten and glowing your skin and at the same time moisturizes your skin..
    Good Luck :)

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