Baking Soda and Coconut Oil Face Mask For Acne Scars

By Aniela M / April 14, 2018

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This baking soda and coconut oil face mask for acne scars will deeply cleanse the skin, exfoliate, and prevent acne all in one!

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!

Baking Soda and Coconut Oil Face Mask Recipe

baking soda and coconut oil face mask

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

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

Baking soda 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.

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 coconut oil

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl, mix the baking soda with the coconut oil until well combined.
  2. Apply the mixture to cleansed skin and rub in slow, circular motions to remove any dirt, buildup, and dead skin cells.
  3. Leave the mask on for 5-10 minutes (5 minutes for sensitive skin, and 10 minutes for oily skin).
  4. Remove the mask with warm water or a warm washcloth.
  5. Rinse off any leftover residue using cold water to close up the pores.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.

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.

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13 comments
Kareena

Is it good for dry skin

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Aniela M

Hi Kareena,

If you have dry skin, you should only use this mask twice a month, and be sure to moisturize afterwards as baking soda can be drying!

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tania

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

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Aniela M

Hi Tania!

You should be able to make a batch and store it as long as you keep any water out of it! Once water gets in, it can get contaminated and therefore go bad. Also,you’ll have to make sure that the coconut oil stays liquid, so keep it in a warm place.

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Kamal

can this mask fair my skin tone

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Aniela M

Hi Kamal,

By this, are you referring to skin lightening? If so, it may help to do that since baking soda is a natural lightening agent!

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Anonymous

I have oily skin and I wish to try.

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Anonymous

Can you recommend a specific brand coconut oil?

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Aniela M

Anything that’s 100% organic and cold pressed will do! Just be sure to look at the ingredients list – it should only state 1 ingredient and that should be cold pressed coconut oil. I use Viva Naturals Coconut Oil which you can find on Amazon 🙂

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Anonymous

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

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Aniela M

Yes it really does work, especially for those with oily and/or acne prone skin is baking soda is a natural exfoliant. Coconut oil is anti-inflammatory and also great for aging skin since it’s packed full of fatty acids!

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Anonymous

What is the best way to cleanse before applying mask?

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Aniela M

Just your regular cleansing routine will do 🙂

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