Can Baking Soda Help You Get Rid Of Dark Circles?

Can Baking Soda Help You Get Rid Of Dark Circles?

Baking soda is now known as a multipurpose agent used not only around the house but even in our beauty regime. baking soda can help the skin because of its exfoliating properties

But, is it true that applying baking soda under your eyes can rid you of the dark circles and probably even under eye bags? Well, science has no evidence to support either side of that question. You’ll probably have to take the chance of trying it yourself.

There are two common ways to apply baking soda under your eyes using the products available at home. Let’s examine these methods.

Methods To Use Baking Soda For Your Dark Circles

Baking Soda In Water Is A Common Remedy To Lighten Dark Circles

1. Baking Soda And Water

This is one of the easiest ways to use baking soda to lighten your dark circles.

You will need:

  • Baking soda – 1 teaspoon
  • Lukewarm water – 1 cup
  • Cotton pads

How to use:

  • Take 1 cup of lukewarm water (approximately 250 ml) and add
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    a teaspoon of baking soda to it.
  • Mix it well and make sure that the temperature of the water is comfortable for your skin.
  • Dip the cotton pads in this mixture and place them under your eyes.
  • Allow them to remain for 10 to 15 minutes and then remove.
  • Rinse gently with plenty of water and pat dry.
  • Apply a moisturizer.
  • Follow this regularly for significant results.

2. Baking Soda And Green Tea

Green tea is rich in antioxidants and is known to be good for the body both externally and internally. Green tea contains caffeine and tannins that help reduce puffiness and dark circles that are present under your eyes.

You will need:

  • Baking soda – 1 teaspoon
  • Lukewarm green tea – 1 cup
  • Cotton pads

How to use:

  • Prepare a cup of green tea (approximately 250 ml) with green tea leaves.
  • Drain the leaves and let the tea cool down to room temperature or one that is comfortable for your skin.
  • To the cool green tea, add a teaspoon of baking soda and mix well.
  • Soak two cotton pads in this mixture and place each under your eyes.
  • Allow them to remain for 10 to 15 minutes and then
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    remove.
  • Rinse gently with plenty of water and pat dry.
  • Apply a moisturizer.

The Controversy

xperts Say Baking Soda May Damage Your Skin

While some follow this tip for removing their dark circles or puffy eyes, there are others who completely disagree with using baking soda under your eyes. Experts say that applying it under your eyes can do more harm than good. Let’s examine why.

The pH scale is between the range 0 and 14, 7 being neutral pH. The pH above 7 is considered alkaline or a base and below it, an acid. The natural pH of your skin is important for maintaining a healthy skin. On an average, the pH of natural skin is below 5.1 This acidic skin pH keeps the bacterial flora attached to the skin which

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helps to keep the skin healthy.2

Applying baking soda mixtures (alkaline solution) may cause damage to the natural acidic pH of your skin and make it less acidic. The more you use the baking soda mixture to your face the more your skin may be damaged. However, more research is required to conclude that baking soda can damage your skin.

The skin under your eyes is very sensitive, so it is advised not to use any harsh products on it. Although we are not sure about how well baking soda works to remove dark circles and baggy eyes, it does have other benefits for your skin. Always remember to do a patch test before you try it on your body.

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