Does ot really helps? Exactly. HI Nicki - Oh you poor thing having to go through so much! And I have tried it for 2 weeks now and yesterday I did less than a cup of water with baking soda, I mixed until it became a thick paste! I hope the following can be of help. I never had that problem when I was younger, but as I got older I noticed frequent clogged pores and even after a good scrubbing in the shower my armpits still had a slight b.o. I tried to remove my eyemake with witch hazel and on the side I was left with hyperskinpigmentation it has now made the pigmentation even worse! Is it possible for baking soda to cause such irritation to my face? Hi Jally - thanks for your input. I just saw many positive articles on the benefits of baking soda masks with honey and/or coconut oil for pores, so I didn’t think it would cause the violent reaction I have experienced not even a minute after applying the mix on my skin. Help Burns with Salt Pat dry or allow the skin to air dry after this. Gently massage the paste on your skin and let it dry for five to ten minutes. I hope you find relief soon. Regular moisturizer. It should be slightly acid. (Compare that to a straight-up ammonia solution, which is 11.) So I have read online how baking soda would eliminate armpit odor? Rule of thumb is half your weight in ounces a day. I administer the program in my practice and results vary, but individuals have seen improvement in just 5 days! Pros and cons. Has anyone else duplicated these results, or does this make sense to any science types out there? I hope it will heal. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Try using baking soda on your hand and wash it away after 5 minutes to see if your allergic to it. Because of this, you want mildly acidic products, which help the skin hold moisture and also improve the skin barrier. Wash it off with warm water, and then pat your skin dry with a soft towel. Would you mind sharing a bit more? When we mixed baking soda and water (more than you’d use for a scrub) and tested it, the pH was about 8. 5 days after my first session of diode laser hair removal, I’ve decided to use baking soda as deodorant because they say it has natural ingredients. HI Unknown - Aloe leaf is indeed a gentle and soothing ingredient for rash and burns. The right eye is worse - feeling more like dry/rough crocodile skin. This is generally very well tolerated and works well too. Hello Aleasha - Oh dear! Hey there Grazina - thanks for sharing this! With best regards and deep sympathies. Apple cider vinegar, diluted 1:1 in water 3 times a day. It’s a bit annoying not to be able to use any deodorant but if the skin is unbroken the use of an acidic ingredient such as vinegar can help as a makeshift deodorant. So sorry to hear you had such a reaction to baking soda. When baking soda reacts with moisture and acid (think cake baking here), it gives off co2 creating little pockets of carbon dioxide. I couldn’t determine what the problem was and after an internet search, I realized that it must have been an allergic reaction to the baking soda (I’ve been told by my doctor that I have hyper-sensitive skin, which didn’t help the situation). Needless to say, I was skeptical. They are sore, itch, red and leathery! With that said, I won’t be using baking soda all day or everyday. Because it’s a stronger base, it tends to create HO-, rather than H3O+. the skin is tight and shiny and my face now looks splotchy. https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/the-standard-model-of-physics-is-a-tyrant/, No Faydra. By the next morning one of the bites head grew to the size of an oval-larger than my hand ! Interesting use of colloidal oatmeal! It’s been 2 months after I stopped using it, I’m battling to get my skin back and everytime I shower, my face is so itchy. Skin Exfoliant. Hey there Anon - thanks for your feedback. For example, do not mix turmeric with baking soda or you will suffer some very dry consequences. I hope this works for you. We have launched a product that makes use of both baking soda AND oxygenated shea butter. This is rubbish and don’t believe it. A study on skin products found that using an alkaline cleanser, even once, can do damage to the skin (Dermatology). I don’t know for sure but I do know it’s now swollen. I used baking powder on a daily basis for a week, then after every other day for the following week. Should i continue using it ? And guess what.. you can put lemon juice on your skin! I heard the ste monies where people with ekszema peaks it and it really helps them I d9nt know if there are side effects coming up later but for some people baking Soda don’t work at all. Combine the coconut oil and baking soda and mix. Your blog was helpful. The ones that seem the most promising to me all had one thing in common (About 3 products all 11.99 or more) …active ingredient: sodium bicarbonate. Sadly, only to find out it peeled the first layer of skin of my lips and burned part of my forehead. i don't know what happened or what i did different but on tuesday, i used it and it burnt my face. For five days I’ve been battling a rash that came about due to a SPF product I recently used. HI Sass - Thanks for your kind words! For anyone making a turmeric mask to use for complexion, anti-aging, or … Also please excuse my english.I also never thought that I would desperately ask for help on the internet but it seems like there is nobody else who could help me. Also grated potato. Have you tried an advanced food sensitivity program like MRT testing and LEAP from a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist? i irritated my skin with acid accidentally and than tried to neutralize it and now it hurts more. Hi, I used Schmidt’s Charcoal & Magnesium since I’m trying to go natural. Thank you for all of your helpful advice!!! Your rash around your eyes could very well be from crying. Side Effects of Baking Soda … Im trying to figure out what has caused it..... Hi Anon - this sounds like a pretty serious reaction and I would probably want my doctor to check it out if it were me. Todd is correct. Voila your facial skin is clean not scrubbed or dried out. the baking soda baths. Baking soda is a very popular folk remedy for burns. Note that overall, there's no puffiness, rather dark deep shadows under my eyes. I was very disillusioned. Thanks for sharing. So happy you found relief. Good read, but baking soda/sodium bicarb is NOT a “potentially dangerous chemical.” It’s actually a naturally occurring substance! Or I can simply rub the aloe vera? I try to keep it short. Can you also recommend a good place to get the potassium alum stick/stone? © 2020 ZERO. Ugh…I so regret doing so, thought bc I used natural baking soda it was safe. The only difference in my routine is I've had a couple wheat beers everyday for the past week or so. If they do, they should stop using it. To complete, you’re full of s*** I’ve also been using baking soda on my skin for 10+ years as an exfoliate-it’s helped the build up on my skin as well as I don’t have acne anymore. Helpful, trusted answers from doctors: Dr. Fowler on baking soda for skin: No. Thank you for sharing. I got out and the itching never stopped I thought surely the cold would help and it did not . I decided not to use deodorant for the days immediately following the incident and instead used coconut oil. A few days after using the clothes i washed i noticed some peeling and itchiness in areas covered by my clothes. Everyday I am constantly scratching my armpits. Best of luck with it! Wishing you relief form your problem. One issue is the tendency to “scrub” when using baking soda. You can slice a lemon in half and use it as a natural deodorant under your underarms. It took the pain away almost immediately. The following day, my armpits felt much relief. The FDA should NOT allow companies to label their products as “natural” if they contain baking soda, a potentially dangerous chemical. Want all natural deodorant protection? So what's the solution for the burny skin at my eyes? Hi Anon - I sure hope some of the tips is this post are of help to you. Steam your face to soften, then do extractions. I too am experiencing with DIY deodorant and am suffering baking soda burn, but I quit using it before it got too bad. or making a footpath with oats in tepid water. Baking soda exfoliation is a total favorite of the home remedy set. Instructions: 1. There are no blanket rules. After some googling (with my left hand) I discovered that you can make a paste out of baking soda and water and spread it over a burn. I also have Meibomian Gland Dysfunction, as well as Bowman's Layer Dystrophy due to combo of crying, UV, and chemical outgassing from computers over the years. i have a question, does the rash have to be specifically on th underarms? It works! And some of these amphoteric substances are also amphiprotic, which means they can donate and accept a hydrogen ion. Some people’s skin reacts harshly to baking soda. If you have burned your skin before, there may be scars reminding you of the incident. That’s why we don’t recommend that you use straight lemon juice on your skin, for example. Beware the honey when put on with the back of a spoon will 'drag' over stubble. However, you should be careful when treating a burn with baking soda- it is weakly alkaline and could damage the skin. I just recently started using baking soda mixed with Coconut oil to cleanse my face. It's 1:30 AM and I sat up with my mouth and throat on fire. Thoughts? My face now feels horribly itchy and almost like I have a bad sunburn. Then I used a bicard deodourant a few days later, and a few days after that I have a horrible dark red burn in the shape where I put the wax. It was the worst advice I ever took and am still paying for it today, Nothing to say cause it seems what i know is either right or wrong, “Everybody is different” really is every BODY is different. The face cleaning method I was actually trying to research when I came across this article, was how coconut oil and bicarb work together to make the miracle changes I see in my skin. Don’t leave baking soda on the skin for a longer time as it causes dryness and irritation. This is a general guide--if you have a rash that persists, visit a doctor for medical attention. Here’s how the pH scale works: It runs from 0-14 with 7 meaning neutral. Long story shory, I messed up my skin. This could be pure aloe vera gel to help calm and soothe. Apply this paste on the affected areas and massage gently. As a teen, I used lemon on my skin. It destroys your acid mantle. Best of luck with it! thanks for sharing. PLease advice We are leaving this article up in its entirety, because it has sparked a healthy and somewhat heated debate in the comments. There were no intents to mislead, we are all growing, adapting, and trying to do our best. Thank GOD I came across your information...I am certainly a victim..after even asking my Dr who said not to change deodorant ..I tried toms but needed help with sweating my sis in law told me baking soda and someone said to mix it with an oil so that it's not so harsh on your skin...guess I did it wrong..my pits are on fire.. embarrassed a friend in the store putting the ice cream under my arms to soothe them..they are painful and it looks blistery...help if you can.... Hello Tina - Oh dear! No ordors......then my armpits started to get brown and itchy and I was in pain. So glad you were able to self treat (and I do agree this is definitely not a good time to be visiting an emergency room). So Why Is Something Alkaline Bad for Skin? Discard the sock and oats after use. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Completely agree w/ you Melania. Fortunately for me i don't care about using a green deodorant, I just needed something to combat my stink while pregnant, since regular deodorant (and perfume) reacts oddly with my hormones while pregnant, and leaves me smelling disgusting. It allows all kinds of freaky microbes to invade your body. Diluted baking soda may help relieve burned skin. Baking soda is way too harsh to be safe for skin—the pH of your skin is about 5.5, and baking soda is a whopping 9. I got poison ivy all over my legs 2 weeks ago. The article we posted was too harsh and limiting, and now we have been called out for it. Perhaps you can offer them some advice? Then rinse the baking soda away with cool water and cleanse the affected area with hydrogen peroxide. Hi Anon - balancing the pH is definitely a help. Garbage/processed foods feed the eczema. Not sure why it’s just starting to give me a rash. Oh my God! Oh dear - thanks for sharing this Anon - I hope your pits heal quickly! All Content ©LisaLise - All Rights Reserved, Meet the team members at Formulators Kitchen, The Art of Making Glycerites for Cosmetics, Make Your Own Preservative Free Natural Cosmetics, Make Your Own Naturally Balanced Shampoo Bars, Create Your Own Bath Products With Essential Oils, Get Started Making Plant Extracts for Cosmetics. I use it. if educated people are allowed to say that we get I2 and NaCl from “water” then definitely “water” is not “a chemical”… and probably it’s not even a simple mixture of chemicals, since it contains all kind of living cells. Hi there Anon - What a sad story and I am sorry to hear you are having such trouble. I managed to wash the baking soda concoction from my underarms and applied an ice pack to each underarm area for 25 minutes. Thanks Autumn and Stephanie. I'd love to hear from you if you try this. Thank you for your article. Itchy, sore, swollen and BROWN! So dangerous…. I even saw a dermatologist that flat out said he couldn’t help me because all of the creams and arm pit injections that I’ve been given haven’t helped at all! Sometimes you should leave the box on the shelf. I’ve had this reaction and thought it was just weird for me to be doing this but it sounds like a common problem. Baking soda, as well as white vinegar (two things exactly at the opposite side of the PH scale), will both disturb your skin balance, cause dryness, and even burns or scars. Ive tried Alaffia also (no baking soda), and I ended up getting a rash from the moisture and chafing because it didn’t dry the sweat. I've balanced a recent batch (inclusive of baking soda) and seems to be just fine for me and others so far. Hey....I am also one of the victims of armpit burns .My armpits are almost black and I've tried almost every possible way to heal it....can you plz suggest that how often should I use coconut oil to heal my discolored armpit....I don't want more damage done...plz help me out.... Hi Unknown -- so sorry to hear this! I have never heard of baking soda being in an aloe vera gel and can't help wondering about the product and what else it might contain. Ladies don’t EVER, EVER try this. I have a question concerning baking soda burning to the face; rather than the armpits! It’s probably you leaving the comments of people with these awful reactions. About a year ago I decided to give a more natural deodorant a try, store bought and of course contained baking soda, and I wish I'd done it years earlier. I decided 4 years ago to try a greener deodorant and well since then yes 4 years I have been dealing with a baking sofa burn! Would it be safe to use such product while I’m in between of my diode laser hair removal sessions? Hi Lise, yes I'm a victim of bicarb armpits- I test most products I produce on myself before asking for volunteers, and this deo-paste formula sounded wonderful on paper, but talk about sleepless nights! But, like it or not, the world is not a simple, black-and-white place of acids and bases. Omg this is not true…everyone’s skin is different, you cannot approach this with a cookie cutter method of assuming it will damage everyones skin, my grandma has been using baking soda on here face since the 1960’s and she has very few if any wrinkles, the key is following it up with a natural oil or moisturizer…(castor oil), She says it works well with different skin types, I have been using baking soda to exfoliate for a while with great results, until recently my skin has started to react immediately afterwards with itchy breakouts. My knees started burning and this morning they were bruised, so I looked it up and came across the article. As for now, baking soda is helping to balance my skin. I feel completely broken over this! ~giggle~ So, I made the paste and sat here looking slightly Frankensteinish for about 45 minutes. Water will do that. I was curious (read: obsessive-nerd-research), and will continue to figure this strange and wonderful reaction. And the damage is cumulative: The longer you use it, the more damage it does to your skin. There are two ways to take advantage of this excellent option. I never red about any sideffects on using baking soda on the skin, only good things. Some people may have a sensitivity to it….as they might with anything. I get annoyed when people use superlatives and sweeping statements to cause gasps of horror from people. I will not use if for my skin. Look around though- no fear mongering here! (Thank you Google). Sodium Bicarbonate will not damage it. 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