Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Baking Soda - Who Knew?

While visiting friends in North Carolina I knew I had to do something creative and fun with my friend Bee. 
I found this inspirational idea for a DIY at home Microdermabrasion. According to Pinterest, this is the method that Lauren Conrad uses to keep her skin glowing. 

The instructions are simple:
1. Mix 3 parts baking soda with 1 part water. 
2. Apply in a circular motion
3. Rinse

We decided to go with 3 tablespoons of baking soda and 1 tablespoon of water.

That ratio didn't quite work for us. The water was absorbed so quickly and it we had assumed it was supposed to be paste-like.

So we decided to just start adding water until we liked the consistency.

We were using shower caps for another project later on, so I thought I would just wear it. Bee applied the paste in a circular motion on my face. We couldn't stop laughing!

Bee's pup Bella wanted Microdermabrasion too!

I feel like all I do is post ridiculous photos of myself on Kiss My Smash. Hope you don't mind.
This is after the paste has been applied all over my face and rubbed in. It tingled a little bit.

Time to rinse!

My skin felt great afterward! So smooth and clean. But how ridiculous do I look in this shower cap? I was trying so hard to not laugh.

Now it's Bee's turn! She opted for the non-shower cap look.
Before Microdermabrasion:

What a great model she is.

Bee used her hands and rubbed the paste in. I think I would go for this method next time.

Time to rinse!

After Microdermabrasion. Bee has the same results I did. Her skin felt smooth, clean, and overall great.

We both decided we will be adding this to our routine skin care. I think I'll be adding this in every two weeks. I would definitely recommend it!

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