[Must Read] 9 surprising uses of baking soda for your hair and skin

Day after day of shampooing your hair can cause it to be weighed down and become dull. Constantly putting on makeup clogs the pores and creates acne. Using nail polish every day can discolor your fingernails.

How would you feel if you found out that one everyday household staple could solve all of these problems? Most of you probably have this in your cupboard for baking. Sodium bicarbonate, better known as baking soda, has all kinds of wonderful benefits for both your skin and hair.

1. Face mask

You can even out your skin tone and open clogged pores by applying a face mask made of baking soda and apple cider vinegar. Living Wellmindness says to first dilute 1 teaspoon of vinegar in 1/2 cup of water. Mix 1 teaspoon baking soda, half of a lemon and 2 teaspoons of honey together. Slowly add the vinegar and water mixture to create the mask. Leave the mask on for five to 10 minutes.

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