Hi! I tried the baking soda mask.. my skin get itchy and smarting, . Is that normal for the first & second try?
I used to be an advocate of baking soda but I have to warn people with sensitive skin, freckles or rosacea. I think it's too strong dryng for people with sensitive skin. I've been using the oil cleansing method with coconut oil and it has helped clean my pores etc. Renewing my skin of dead cells etc without irritation. Baking soda may be ok for other skin types. Anyway I think rubbing is too damaging. If you want to use it the best way and safest may be open your pores with hot water. Apply baking soda without scrubbing it, just leave it on for a count to 10 and rinse. Enough to clean your skin and not damage your skin.