Coconut Oil and Baking Soda Face Mask For Acne Scars

By Aniela M / April 14, 2018

This baking soda and coconut oil face mask for acne scars will deeply cleanse the skin, exfoliate, and prevent acne all in one! A homemade face mask is all you need to get soft, glowing, and clear skin in no time! When it comes to making your own beauty products, this coconut oil and baking soda face mask is quick, cheap, and very effective!

You've undoubtedly seen tons of baking soda and coconut oil face mask recipes all over the Internet, but have you actually ever tried one? We're here to tell you that if you haven't, you absolutely MUST! Although it may seem like a very simple mask, the combination of coconut oil and baking soda is VERY powerful one and can cure a slew of skin conditions such as acne, scars, dark spots, oily skin, and aging skin. The benefits of this baking soda and coconut oil face mask are immense and we highly recommend you try this mask out ASAP – your skin will glow after the first use!

Coconut Oil and Baking Soda Face Mask Recipe

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The combination coconut oil and baking soda are a match made in heaven and you'll see why!

Benefits of Coconut Oil for the Skin

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Coconut oil is anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and antiseptic ingredient. All of these properties will help heal acne scars and prevent bacteria from forming, therefore preventing the formation of acne and breakouts.

Because coconut oil is also loaded with antioxidants, it is the perfect candidate for those with aging skin as it protects the skin from the damage of free radicals and premature aging. Coconut oil is also packed full of fatty acids which is needed to prevent skin sagging and also to replace collagen loss.

Benefits of Baking Soda for the Skin

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Baking soda, also known as sodium bicarbonate, is a natural exfoliant as well as a natural bleaching agent which reduces the appearance of scars, prevents acne from forming, and sloughs off dead skin cells. This will brighten dull skin and give it a beautiful glow, and will also control the over-production of sebum (oil) in the skin.

This mask is also good for those with aging skin. The properties in coconut oil are anti aging and can help with cell turnover. Because coconut oil is rich in fatty acids, it will help slow the formation of wrinkles and fine lines.

A natural skin cleanser, baking soda also helps to slow down the aging process, by removing dirt, impurities, and encouraging healthy cell regeneration.

This baking soda and coconut oil face mask can also be used as a face wash, and makes a great substitute for commercial skin cleansers which are often times laden with harsh chemicals.

Ingredients Needed:

  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp extra virgin coconut oil (preferably organic coconut oil)
  • Raw honey – optional (great for acne prone skin and oily skin)
  • Lemon juice – optional (great for acne scars and dark spots)

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl, mix the baking soda with the coconut oil until well combined.
  2. If you're using raw honey or lemon juice, add those in now. Be careful with the ratios – you want your mask to be easily applied onto the skin. So if it's too thick, add more coconut oil, and if it's too thin, add more baking soda.
  3. Apply the mixture to cleansed skin and rub in slow, circular motions to remove any dirt, buildup, and dead skin cells.
  4. Leave the mask on for 5-10 minutes (5 minutes for sensitive skin, and 10 minutes for oily skin). You can leave the mask on up to 15 minutes.
  5. Remove the mask with warm water or a warm washcloth.
  6. Rinse off any leftover residue using cold water to close up the pores.
  7. Use 2-3 times a week to reverse the signs of aging, brighten skin, prevent acne, and reduce the appearance of scars and dark spots.
  8. After using the mask, help close up pores by using a green tea toner. Brew some organic green tea and let cool in the refrigerator for about an hour. Use a cotton round to apply the green tea to your skin.
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NOTES:

  • Like with any homemade beauty recipe, please test a small patch on your hand or arm before applying the face.
  • For those with sensitive skin, only leave the mask on for 5 minutes and use no more than once a week.
  • For those with acne prone and oily skin, add a teaspoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice to help remove acne scars and dark spots.
  • You can also add a drop or two of your favorite essential oils such as tea tree oil (for oily/acne prone skin), or lavender oil for sensitive skin.

DISCLAIMER:

Please be aware that coconut oil has a high comedogenic rating, which means it can clog pores. If you have sensitive, oily, and/or acne prone skin, monitor usage and test a small patch of skin before. If you see increased oil production and/or breakouts, discontinue use. Although coconut oil can have great benefits for the skin, it can also cause acne for some.

Baking soda can also be irritating for those with sensitive and dry skin. Test a small patch of skin before applying, and if you see any adverse effects, please stop using.

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Baking Soda & Coconut Oil Face Mask

A quick, easy, and cheap baking soda and coconut oil face mask that leaves skin smooth, soft, and hydrated.
Prep Time2 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Skin Care
Cuisine: Face Mask
Keyword: baking soda, coconut oil, face mask, skin care
Servings: 1
Calories: 1kcal
Cost: $2

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, mix the baking soda with the coconut oil until well combined.
  • Apply the mixture to cleansed skin and rub in slow, circular motions to remove any dirt, buildup, and dead skin cells.
  • Leave the mask on for 5-10 minutes (5 minutes for sensitive skin, and 10 minutes for oily skin).
  • Remove the mask with warm water or a warm washcloth.
  • Rinse off any leftover residue using cold water to close up the pores.
  • Use 2-3 times a week to reverse the signs of aging, brighten skin, prevent acne, and reduce the appearance of scars and dark spots.
  • After using the mask, help close up pores by using a green tea toner. Brew some organic green tea and let cool in the refrigerator for about an hour. Use a cotton round to apply the green tea to your skin.

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Kareena
1 year ago

Is it good for dry skin

Anonymous
1 year ago
Reply to  Aniela M

Hey Aniela can I use ginger oil as an alternative for green tea

tania
1 year ago

Can I make a batch of this to use over a period of time or do I have to mix it before each use?

Kamal
1 year ago

can this mask fair my skin tone

Anonymous
1 year ago

I have oily skin and I wish to try.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Can you recommend a specific brand coconut oil?

Anonymous
1 year ago

Will the above face mask really work? Is baking soda good in the skin? Did anybody tried the above mask?

Anonymous
1 year ago

What is the best way to cleanse before applying mask?

Aysh
1 year ago

After wash my face i get very oily face?? Is this mask work like that?? After washing this mask is necessary to wash again face with facewash??

Anonymous
1 year ago

Is it okey to use fresh coconut oil?

Anonymous
1 year ago

What is best for saggy skin around the lips, laugh lines and jaws around the chin area

Pam
1 year ago

Can I use on dry and saggy skin ? Does it work?

Anonymous
11 months ago

Hello
Can I use pure coconut oil

Emily
10 months ago

Did you find the mixture was really runny because of the coconut oil? I found I needed to add more bi-carb, is that ok? I thought it might be too runny to use as a mask. What do you suggest?

Stefani
10 months ago

Thanks for sharing! Great recipe, but like you said, be careful with coconut oil as it CAN clog pores!

Petra_W
10 months ago

how often can i use this?

mermaid_time
10 months ago

Leaves my skin very soft and silky 🙂 TY

Anonymous
10 months ago

is coconut oil good for your skin?

Anonymous
10 months ago

you really shouldn’t be using coconut oil on ur skin because it will clog ur pores and ull end up breaking out!

Sacha
7 months ago
Reply to  Aniela M

I have very dry skin, so for me, coconut oil works wonders, but I do know that for some people it definitely clogs pores. So you just need to know your skin type!

SandEE
7 months ago

Love this recipe! It’s so simple, but leaves your skin glowing after just one use! A word of warning though, if you have super sensitive skin, I wouldn’t use this because it could be a little abrasive, but for those with oily skin, it’s great!