How many of you have a box of Arm & Hammer Baking Soda in your fridge? Your baking supply area? Your laundry area? Your bathroom? I'll bet you could never guess where I use this product the most! As my "Works For Me Wednesday" post I am going to share my secret with you. I have really sensitive, oily, acne prone skin. I am 43 years old today (Yes, it's my Birthday) and I have not outgrown puberty! Monthly facial breakouts still plague me. Because of this, I have found I can only use a few products on my skin. Believe me when I tell you that I have bought and used every product advertised to help acne prone skin and they might work for a month or two but eventually my skin refuses to cooperate with the product and rebels. Most of the products I have found that do not cause breakouts are too expensive and honestly my frugality stops me from paying the ridiculous price. Again, let me reiterate that I am not in any way associated with the makers of these products and will not receive a dime by advertising them. They simply work for me. Anyway, to keep my facial oil at a minimum, I use Arm & Hammer Pure Baking Soda to cleanse my face daily. It is a gentle, natural exfoliate that leaves my skin feeling soft and smooth, does not dry out my skin (even oil heads need a little moisturizer) and keeps my breakouts to a minimum. I splash warm water on my face to open up my pores, mix a paste with the soda and apply it in a circular motion to all areas of my face, then rinse with warm water, followed by cool water (this closes the pores), and pat my face dry with a towel. While MDH husband would gladly scrub my back in the shower (wink, wink) with the baking soda, I find plain old, been around since creation, Ivory Soap works well for my skin type also. I love these simple products because they work well for me, are not pricey and are family member friendly. They work for everyone - babies, children, teens, adults, and pets and pesky neighbors. They also work well on every skin type, but if you have dry skin, be sure
to follow with a light moisturizer. This really works for me and I hope it works for you too.
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