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General Surgeon, Yadgir

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10 Benefits Of Baking Soda For Hair, Skin And Body

M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management , Post Graduate Diploma In Computer Application, P.G.Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics , B.Sc.Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
10 Benefits Of Baking Soda For Hair, Skin And Body

1. Fights acne and pimples


To get rid of acne or pimples, you do not need harsh chemicals. Baking soda will do the work easily. The antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties of this kitchen staple helps treat the cause as well as reduce the symptoms of acne and other breakouts.

In addition, it helps balance the skin’s ph, which helps reduce the occurrence of skin breakouts.

Mix 1 teaspoon of baking soda with a little water to make a paste.
Apply it on the affected skin for 1 to 2 minutes.
Rinse it off with cold water.
Repeat once daily for 2 or 3 days, then reduce the frequency to 1 or 2 times a week.

2. Brightens yellow teeth

Whiten teeth

Baking soda is excellent for making your pearly whites shine. It works as a mild abrasive to remove yellow stains from your teeth. In addition, it helps remove plaque by neutralizing acids produced by the bacteria.

You can simply put a little baking soda on your toothbrush along with your regular toothpaste. Brush your teeth as usual for 2 minutes. Do it once daily for a few days.
Alternatively, prepare a homemade teeth whitener with 4 tablespoons of turmeric root powder, 2 teaspoons of baking soda and 3 tablespoons of extra-virgin coconut oil. Mix all the ingredients thoroughly. Use a small amount of this paste to brush your teeth once daily for a few days.
Note: avoid excess use of baking soda as it can strip your teeth of its natural, protective enamel.

3. Relieves sunburn and sunburn blisters

Baking soda relieves sunburn and sunburn blisters

During the summer, keep a box of baking soda handy. Due to its alkaline nature, baking soda has a soothing affect on sunburned skin, which helps relieve the itching and burning sensations. It also has mild antiseptic and drying properties that help dry out sunburn blisters quickly.

Mix 1 to 2 tablespoons of baking soda in a cup of cold water. Soak a clean washcloth in this solution, wring out the excess water and apply it as a cool compress on the affected area for 5 to 10 minutes. Repeat 2 or 3 times a day until you get relief.
Alternatively, add ½ cup of baking soda to a bathtub filled with water. Stir well and soak yourself in this water for 10 to 15 minutes. After getting out of the bath, pat dry or allow your body to air dry. Do this once daily for a few days.

4. Improves skin complexion

Improves skin complexion

Uneven skin tone is a major problem for many. If you want a brighter and even skin tone, baking soda is an easy and inexpensive solution.

It is a good exfoliating agent that helps remove dead cells. In addition, it balances ph level of the skin, which is very important to maintain even and clear skin.

Mix 1 to 2 teaspoons of baking soda with enough filtered water or rose water to make a paste. Apply the paste on your face. Allow it to sit for 1 minute, then gently rub it off using only the tips of your fingers. Finally, wash with lukewarm water and pat dry to reveal brighter skin. Follow this remedy 1 or 2 times a week only. Make sure to moisturize your skin after using baking soda.
Alternatively, mix 1 tablespoon each of baking soda and fresh lemon juice along with 4 or 5 drops of extra-virgin olive oil. Apply this paste on your face. Leave it on for 5 minutes, then rinse it off with cold water. Repeat 2 or 3 times a week.

5. Treats stained or yellow nails

Stained nails can be unsightly, but baking soda can whiten your nails so you do not have to hide them in your pockets or gloves.

Baking soda for stained nails

Its bleaching and exfoliating properties help remove stains.

Put ½ cup of water, 1 teaspoon of 3% hydrogen peroxide and 1 tablespoon of baking soda in a small bowl. Stir well, until the baking soda dissolves. Dip your nails into the solution for 2 to 3 minutes. Repeat once every two weeks.
Alternatively, mix 2½ tablespoons of baking soda and 1 tablespoon of 3% hydrogen peroxide to make a paste. Use a cotton swab to apply it on your nails. Wait 2 minutes before rinsing your nails with warm water. For best results, repeat once every 2 months.

6. Treats body odor

Body odor

Baking soda is one of the best natural deodorizers that help treat mild to severe body odor. It helps absorb moisture and sweat from the skin, thereby reducing body odor. Being an antibacterial agent, it also helps kill bacteria that give rise to body odor.

Combine ⅛ teaspoon of baking soda, 1 tablespoon of water and a few drops of any essential oil. Use a cotton ball to rub it on your underarms or areas where you sweat excessively. Use it regularly to fight body odor.
Alternatively, thoroughly mix equal amounts of baking soda and cornstarch. Dust this powder onto your dry underarms to prevent sweating as well as bad odor.

7. Treats smelly and oily hair

Smelly hair

Smelly hair is a very embarrassing problem, and people with oily hair are more prone to this condition. Oily hair picks up environmental pollutants and strong smells more readily.

Baking soda can easily fix this problem because it helps reduce oiliness and also neutralizes foul odors. In addition, its alkaline nature balances the ph level of the scalp to keep it clean and healthy.

Mix 1 part baking soda with 3 parts water. Apply it on your damp hair, wait 5 minutes and then rinse your hair. Repeat once or twice a month.
Alternatively, add 1 tablespoon of baking soda to your regular shampoo bottle and use it to wash your hair 1 or 2 times a week.
You can also use baking soda as a dry shampoo. Thoroughly mix equal amounts of baking soda and cornstarch. Sprinkle a small amount at the roots of your hair and tousle your hair around. Brush your hair thoroughly with a good quality brush and you will be impressed with the result.

8. Removes dandruff

Dandruff scalp

Dandruff is difficult to get rid of, especially during the winter months, but not impossible. With proper and regular hair care, you can eliminate dandruff easily.

Baking soda can help banish those annoying white flakes on your scalp and hair. It clarifies the scalp and helps clear off flakes. In addition, as baking soda is alkaline, it helps bring the ph balance of the scalp to a healthy equilibrium.

Rub 1 tablespoon of baking soda onto your wet hair and scalp. Wait for a minute, then rinse it out thoroughly with water. Do this once a week only.
Alternatively, mix freshly squeezed juice of 1 lemon with 1 teaspoon of baking soda. Apply it to your scalp, allow it to sit for 2 to 3 minutes and then rinse your hair with water. Follow this remedy once a week only to keep your scalp free from dandruff.

9. Heals skin rashes and itchiness


Skin rashes and itchiness can cause a lot of discomfort. You can treat these problems with baking soda. It has a soothing effect on the skin due to its anti-inflammatory properties that also help reduce inflammation, itching and swelling.

For localized itching, mix 1 part water with 3 parts baking soda. Apply the paste on the affected area. Allow it to sit for a couple of minutes, then rinse it off with cool water. Use this treatment once daily, until the condition improves.
If you have itching all over your body, add 1 cup of baking soda to a bathtub of cool water and soak in it for 10 minutes a day.
Note: avoid using baking soda if the skin is broken or too irritated by constant scratching.

10. Treats nail fungus

Nail fungus can make your nails look ugly and cause many discomforts. It is an infection that occurs when fungi start growing under the nails.

Baking soda for nail fungus

This results in crusty, thick, discolored and distorted nails. The alkaline nature of baking soda prevents the growth of fungi.

Mix 2 tablespoons of baking soda in 1 cup of raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar. Soak the affected toenails or fingernails in this solution for 5 minutes. Pat dry your nails with paper towels. Do this twice a day.
Alternatively, make a paste of 1 to 2 teaspoons of baking soda mixed with warm water. Apply it on your affected nails for a few minutes, then rinse it off with warm water. Repeat once daily.

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I have ringworm problems between my thighs! And the colour of the skin there is black! My upper has medium white colour skin.

Homeopath, Faridabad
I have ringworm problems between my thighs!  And  the colour of the skin there is black!  My upper has medium white c...
Hello. The skin problem you are talking about is really a ringworm? Was it diagnosed by a doctor? If it's a diagnosed ringworm, you can take homoeopathic medicine - Tellurium 200/ thrice a day and Sulphur 200/ once a week - both for 2 weeks. There after, get back to me for your feedback.
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Advanced Aesthetics
Ayurveda, Gulbarga
Homemade skin whitening tips, fairness tips

A whitened skin tone is a desire of every women. Who don?t want to flaunt that white skin tone to gain attraction? A fairer skin is certainly an impossible task to achieve and so we are flowing in the breeze of market trends, where more you will spend, the more effective whitening cream you will get. But the chemical content in these fairness creams is way high which damages the skin natural glow after some time. A worthy effect is what we look for but not at the cost of any skin damage. Natural remedies are beyond any harm and the ingredients are often available at our home. In summer weather, when the harshness of sun damages skin tone and darken our skin color, then we are forced to adapt these expensive beauty creams to withstand the effect of sun. It has been found that people in the east are more attracted towards spending several bucks for the fairness creams to achieve that everlasting whitened skin tone. The products available in the market consists of bleach, aloe Vera and lemon extracts which leads to the reduced production of melanin in the body and induces fairness of the skin. But the products are quite expensive and so we can easily land up to homemade secrets.

Honey and almond

Honey and almond possess great results in lightening the skin and providing proper moisturizing. Honey and almond altogether are impactful skin lightening homemade assets. You can easily make this skin whitening mask by mixing a tablespoon of milk powder, 1 tsp of honey, 1 tsp of lemon juice along with 1/2 tsp of almond oil, then apply it gently on the skin to a good 10-15 minutes.

Tomato and oatmeal

Tomato is one of the renowned skin lightening agent. A mix of oatmeal, tomato and yoghurt when applied on the face can lighten up your skin and removes the tan. This is great when you have sunburns.
Milk and lemon juice

It is one of the effective skin lightening remedy which is competent in removing the tan on your skin and lighten darken skin tone to a great level. Mix a tsp of gram flour with 2 tsp of raw milk and 2-3 drops of lime juice. Apply the mixture for 15 minutes before washing.

Potato slices

Sliced potatoes or grated when applied helps in skin lightening. It is one of the great agent in whitening skin, and is highly beneficial in removing dark spots and blemishes. The clear face without any marks is the desire of any women and so the remedies in the natural way are more impactful.


This is a product that is made of milk and hence completely safe. Lactic acid in this food product has got ability to lighten the skin tone. Apply this on your skin and leave it for some time. Then rinse it with water. If you can use this for two times daily ? you will notice the change in your skin tone. You can also mix yogurt with honey and anoint your face and neck. This will improve your skin tone and moisturize your skin. Your skin will look fresh and young.


Vitamin C is important for your skin. Oranges contain the vitamin C in it in good quantity. It is a citrus fruit and contains skin lightening properties too. Mix orange juice with a pinch of turmeric and make a paste. Apply this on your face and exposed part of neck. Leave it overnight and then in the morning rinse off. You can also use the peel of the fruit and powder it. Mix this powder with yogurt and apply on your body and face. Wait till this is dry. Rinse it off and take a shower. Regular use will show you the difference it makes.

Aloe Vera Gel

This has got properties for alleviating hyper pigmentation and can give you back the lighter tone of your skin. The gel also helps in repairing the damaged cells of the skin and improves the condition of your skin. Take the gel from the leaf and smear it on your body. Leave for 30 minutes and then wash off with lukewarm water. This will help in keeping your skin healthy and give you a lighter tone in natural way.

These skin lightening packs are good for keeping your skin tone lighter. You can also use some tips that are good for bleaching your skin. This can make your skin look whiter naturally. You must use the proper sunscreen after using these bleaching agents. Avoid using these agents around the eye area. Never use the agents in higher concentration other than that is recommended. Misusing these will harm the skin tone for a longer time period. Some natural bleaching agents are:

Lemon juice and cucumber juice mixed with a small quantity of turmeric powder.
Sandal wood powder, cucumber juice, tomato juice and lemon juice. All in equal quantity.
Dried orange peel powder mixed with milk to form a paste.
Fresh milk of coconut and juice of pineapple mixed in equal quantity.
Almond soaked overnight becomes softer. Make a paste of this with equal quantity of honey.
Fuller?s earth ? 2 teaspoon, ammonia liquid ? 6 drops, 1 teaspoon peroxide 20 volumes.

These are some of the natural bleach that can be used on your skin. You must use them twice in a week. These will bring the desired effect on your skin but it will take more time than the chemical bleaches.The necessary steps to be undertaken to attain a glowing and a whitened skin is all through your efforts. The expensive products making a hold on your pocket need to be curbed by the powerful effect of natural remedies. Moreover the precautions at your end are striking to achieve that admirable skin tone. Avoid exposure in sunlight, such that you can protect your skin color from damaging. Drink plenty of water. Base your diet on various fruits and vegetables to get that extra glow and skin tone improvement.
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Sir/Madam I have one problem. My chest is looks like as ladies breast. I feel ashamed in front of others during functions etc. How to remove that shapes and how to get original mans chest. Please give me a suggestion. Is there any treatment to it suggest me & cost also. If you do not mine tell me as early as possible.

Oncologist, Faridabad
Gynaecomastia is hypertrophic male breast some times due to hormonal imbalance. You must check your hormonal status, testosterone levels etc. Usually it can be corrected surgically by plastic surgeons.
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How to treat blackheads naturally? I've been having them on my nose for a long time.

Dermatologist, Delhi
How to treat blackheads naturally? I've been having them on my nose for a long time.
Apply a paste made of cinnamon powder and honey daily at night and wash it off in the morning. Do this till blackheads disappear.
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I want my skin too fair pls suggest me a better medicine for this. Plss I need your help.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I want my skin too fair pls suggest me a better medicine for this. Plss I need your help.
HOMOEOPATHIC TREATMENT AUCARE COMPLEXION DROPS ( WOLFE DIETRI) Drink 20 drops in 20 ml fresh water 3 times daily. WHITENING CREAM ( BIOVALLEY)Apply in circular fashion in morning nd at night WHITENING SOAP ( BIOVALLEY ) Wassh face with this face wash before applying whitening cream SUNCARE CREAM ( BAKSON ) Apply 30 minutes before going outsside nd again reapply after 3-4 hrss after washing with whitening soap
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Face Lift - Perfect Way To Get Younger Looking!

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, M.Ch - Plastic Surgery
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Visakhapatnam
Face Lift - Perfect Way To Get Younger Looking!

A facelift is a procedure which is more commonly known as a rhytidectomy in medical terms. This is a cosmetic surgery which reshapes one-third of the lower face by eradicating excess skin from the face. Few procedures include tightening of the underlying tissues. This procedure is combined with other procedures to ensure younger looking skin. Foreheads, eyes, brows and cheeks are tweaked to achieve great results.

Purpose of a facelift:

  1. To get rid of the self-consciousness due to the sagging skin of the neck and the face
  2. To get rid of the scarves and the turtlenecks in order to hide the ageing neck
  3. To get rid of the ageing appearance that negatively affects relationship and career
  4. To get a positive vibe about the new face

Traditional facelifting procedure:
The traditional procedure-An incision is created near the ear and the same is extended up to the hairline. The incision is then stretched upward-downward and below the ear in order to remove the excess skin in the face. This procedure is also capable of tightening the deeper tissues. Once the procedure is completed, it is closed with staples and sutures. For removal of the excess fluid and the blood, sometimes a drainage tube is created behind the ear. The latter is removed after a couple of days of the procedure.

Some of the newer surgical procedures of facelifts include:

  1. Endoscopy: Endoscopic treatments are extensively used to perform brow lifts and facelifts. They deploy smaller incisions making sure that the tissues are less traumatised and the recovery time is faster. Facial structures get raised without the need of cutting the multi fold skin.
  2. Lasers: Lasers are used for performing techniques such as brow laser neck, resurfacing and jaw liposculpture . The best about this procedure is the fact that only a one inch incision is made near the chin area thus avoiding any possibility of complications. It involves the usage of local anaesthetic and ensures a faster recovery time.
  3. Liposuction: This procedure focuses on removing fat cells from the face. IT is generally performed in between the neck and the chin. This procedure can be performed in addition to a facelift or as a standalone procedure.

Duration and complexity: The duration of a facelift operation lasts from 2 to 5 hours depending on the complexity of the procedure. The doctor might choose to perform the procedure in and OPD with low to medium sedatives in order to make the patient calm down. For more complicated procedures, general anaesthesia is required and an overnight stay in the hospital is recommended.

Recovery: In order to relieve tenderness, doctors often prescribe medication for a week. The sutures are removed with 6-10 days after the procedure. Recovery time for a patient is no more than 1 week. There could be a little discomfort along with swelling and bruising after the procedure.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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I have blackheads and pimple. With black spots and many other problem in my face skin. please solve my problem nd rply.

MD-Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine & Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Haldwani
I have blackheads and pimple. With black spots and many other problem in my face skin. please solve my problem nd rply.
Hello, pimple scars can be removed easily by use of ayurvedic medicines, try amba haldi powder with milk on affected area, it will surely help you, but first recurrence of pimples should be stopped, for that a) go to bed early b) avoid spicy and junk diet c) if you have any digestion problems then get rid of that.
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I have some skin scratches causes from work out on my under arm to chest. what should I do for repair or remove it? Please tell me.

Homeopath, Faridabad
I have some skin scratches causes from work out on my under arm to chest. what should I do for repair or remove it? P...
Hello, If the scratch is superficial and is not much deep, take Schwabe's Calendula 200/ thrice daily and Topi-Heal ointment for local application. Revert me back. Take Care.
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I have black spots as well as pimples on my skin black. I used scar removal cream for four months but didn't see any changes ,what should I do?

Ayurveda, Moradabad
I have black spots as well as pimples on my skin black.
I used scar removal cream for four months but didn't see any ...
Take care of cleanliness of your face, wash it whenever you you come back from outside. Apply bedlam, turmeric,honey b unboiled milk face pack, for medication consult personally.
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