The $5.99 Microderm


Today’s post is one of my favorite (and easiest) skin care recipes. I used to spend $90+ each time I would get a microdermabrasion treatment. As I studied more about natural and holistic skin care, I came across this recipe that claimed to be almost as good as a professional treatment and a lot friendlier to your pocket book. Who doesn’t want to look good using natural ingredients and for less money?

What it is?

Baking soda and water!

Baking soda is a natural cleanser and gently exfoliates dead skin cells. It is also very calming to the skin and can be used for relieving sun burns and insect bites. When you have the time, look up all of baking soda’s uses. (In case you didn’t know, of course)

Generally, the formula is a 1 to 2 ratio with baking soda and water. For those of you (like me) who prefer to have an actual recipe, try ½ tablespoon of baking soda and 1 tablespoon of water. Mix both until a paste is formed and then gently rub the paste over your skin. I usually do this for about a minute as you can over exfoliate your skin. Follow with a cool water rinse and a good moisturizer. I do this treatment twice a month, but to start, you may want to do this once a month and see how your skin reacts. Plus, the formula can be adjusted to your own personal preferences.

Paste with a 1 to 2 ratio of baking soda to water

The big 13.5 lb bag of baking soda in the above picture came from Costco and was $5.99. Using only ½ tablespoon per treatment, I can get 864 treatments from this bag alone. That’s $0.007 per treatment. Sure beats the $90 I was spending on ONE treatment in the past.

Let me know what you think of this recipe after you try it.


P.S. I’m not a doctor nor do I play one television, so use common sense when trying anything new on your skin. Always err on the side of caution.


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