All the results of recent studies indicate that we should all have some baking soda in our kitchen. It is the healthiest and the cheapest product you’ll ever have but is also a great remedy for different diseases. It serves as great mouthwash, teeth whitener and breath freshener. Its beneficial properties transcend everything that you’ve tried so far. It is so powerful that some go to the point of claiming baking soda could be the key to beating cancer in some of the future studies.
In the wide range of baking soda usage, we have also counted in the fact that it deals well with yeast infections. Tinea versicolor is one of the yeast infections baking soda is able to cure. This is a very persistent disease that is provoked by the overgrowth of fungus that naturally lives on our skin. The excessive amount of the fungus is triggered by sweating, hot weather or even oily skin. Here’s how to use baking soda properly in order to make tinea versicolor a thing of the past.
How does baking soda save you from tinea versicolor and how to use it?
Using baking soda for the disease is essential because of the anti-acidic purposes it has that destroy the fungus that develops in acidic environments. You can use it in the shower or after you’ve taken it. You’ll need an exfoliating brush with which you’ll rub baking soda in the affected areas. While you massage it in the skin you’ll exfoliate your skin at the same time because of the slightly coarse texture of the soda. An alternative way to do this is to make a baking soda bath. Just pour ½ – 1 cup of baking soda into the bath. To make the bath more effective, it is recommended that you put some Epsom salt and a cup of apple cider vinegar. You can also use the mixture of baking soda and tea tree oil. Fill in the bath tub and put a few drops of tea tree oil and a cup of soda in it and soak yourself in the water for the next 20 minutes. This could become your daily routine that will not only free your skin from the yeast but will make it look radiant and healthy.
You can also make a paste out of some honey and baking soda. This will provide you with all the crucial antioxidants and antifungal elements that will lessen the skin condition. Just put it on the affected areas and wait for 15 minutes and finish it with nice face washing. To enhance the effectiveness you can add some extra virgin olive oil to the mixture. This is to be repeated once a week. Apply it in circular motions and rinse your face after 10 minutes.
The oat flour’s grainy structure will also help you get rid of all the excess skin (and in the case of tinea versicolor excess yeast). If mixed with baking soda, you’ll get a powerful ally that will relieve you of this unsightly and at times persistent disease. A little bit more complex solution (but more efficient) is to mix 4-5 teaspoons of oats, 2-3 spoons of baking soda and a tablespoon of honey in a little bit of water. Treat your face and neck with this beautiful concoction and rinse it off after 15 minutes and look forward to the progress.
Lemon juice is a great exfoliator and coconut oil decreases inflammation. A tablespoon of baking soda with a ½ tablespoon of fresh lemon juice, 1/8 tablespoon of coconut oil and up to 4 drops of tea tree oil is going to turn into a perfect paste you can put on your face. After application, scrub your face and wash it. This should be repeated twice a week and remember to put a sunscreen whenever you go outside.
Another great ingredient you can mix baking soda with is hydrogen peroxide. It serves as great face bleach and an acne fighter that will leave your skin clear and beam with healthiness. Bear in mind, however, that using peroxide for an extended period of time will dry your skin too much and could even lead to irritation. When it comes to the dosage, you’ll need 2 tablespoons of baking soda and a bit of hydrogen peroxide. Rinse your face thoroughly after application and moisturize your skin.
We’ve already made note of lemon juice being great facial exfoliator that, along with baking soda, gives extraordinary results when it comes to yeast infection. However, if you wish to make this combo even stronger you can add ¼ cup of yogurt and an egg to the paste. Yogurt has always been highly ranked anti-fungal remedy because of the lactic acid and eggs have always been an inherent ingredient in various facial masks because of its rejuvenating properties.
Freshly squeezed tomato juice and a teaspoon of baking soda could also be very helpful when it comes to treating tinea versicolor. Tomato is a simply unbeatable antioxidant that reduces redness and itching in no time and will get your skin complexion back to normal. Not only that, but it will also rehydrate your skin and give it glow.
Finally, we have to mention strawberries that will look fantastic both on your fruit salad and your face. They are anti-inflammatory and contain various vitamins that will help you reduce yeast. One ripe strawberry with a tablespoon of baking soda rubbed on the affected areas will be enough to reduce the yeast.
Baking soda is miraculous but not without its side effects. You should firstly consult your dermatologist about whether you can use it or not. Taking it on your own will put you at risk of getting rashes, allergies etc. Baking soda is also full of salt, so if you’re on some sodium-free diet you better try to find some other solution to get rid of the diseases. Also, after each baking soda topical use, make sure you moisturize your skin well. Don’t use it around your eyes and start will small amounts so you see your skin’s reaction.