Wednesday, 12 December 2012

DIY Baking Soda Microdermabrasion Review

Many of you may have seen the "DIY Microdermabrasion" on the internet or through Pinterest and yesterday I gave it a go. The scrub is made by mixing 3 parts baking soda with 1 part water - this takes a bit of juggling around to get the right texture, the solution should turn into a paste. I also mixed a tiny bit of olive oil into it to make the solution more moisturising.


One thing I should say is that once you've made up the scrub use it straight away. I left mine in a tub for a couple of hours thinking I could go back to it (like I do with sugar scrubs) but it totally dried up and turned back into a powder so I had to add water to it again to get it back to the right consistency.


When I applied it to my face it felt quite light and foamy but there were still bits of powder in the solution that exfoliated my face once I started scrubbing. You're meant to scrub for around five minutes to get the full effects but I couldn't use it for longer than a minute as it was quite painful and started to sting my face, I could also taste the baking soda as I rinsed it off so make sure you rinse thoroughly!

In terms of appearance it didn't make a huge difference to my face, there was still a  lot of discolouration and pigmentation, but my skin did feel a lot softer and smoother. I'll try doing it again but I won't rely on it or use it regulalry, I think I'll stick to my daily face scrubs!





1 comment:

  1. Well I know I won't be trying this anytime soon. I'm a wuss when it comes to pain on my face. You should see me when I get my eye brows threaded I cry like a baby. It's a shame that this didn't work so well for you. I love DIY face products.

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