4 beauty tricks with baking powder
Baking powder is already well known as an alternative cleaning agent. But it's not just good for bringing your oven or your bath back to their sparkling best — your skin can also benefit from a little baking powder, as the following video shows:
1. For sunburn
Put water and baking powder in a bowl and dunk a hand towel in the solution. Place the hand towel over the affected area to ease the pain.
2. As a foot bath
Mix the baking powder together with some fine bath salts and add them to a shallow basin filled with water. Soak your tired and sore feet in the water for 15 minutes and they'll soon feel much happier.
3. For nail fungus
Mix baking powder and water together into a foaming paste and apply it directly to the affected areas. Let the paste do its work and then wash it off with lukewarm water. Repeat this process several times a day.
4. Face scrub
Stir 2 tsp baking powder and 1 tsp facial cleanser into a paste and apply this face lotion with a gentle peeling effect once a week.
Baking powder is not just something for the grocery list, or the broom closet — it's also proven itself as a handy cosmetic product. It's truly versatile, and no household should be without it.