| coconess wrote:|
does the baking soda bubble/sizzle when you guys use it?
i think the one other time i used it… it didnt do that..
but this time i used vitamin c crystals, vitamin e oil, and water… it was really bubbling and an odd consistency..
Hun.. you're neutralizing the Vitamin C.
The acidity of vitamin c is what allows the C to penetrate effectively. That bubbling is the baking soda neutralizing and alkalizing the acidic vitamin c.
By using something as highly alkaline as baking soda with it, you remove its acidic properties and very likely, its ability to penetrate your epidermis effectively. Actually, you neutralize vitamin C's efficacy completely.
L-Ascorbic acid is what helps your skin, not L-Ascorbic base! You're essentially wasting your vitamin C.
What I think is a far better option is to simply exfoliate with baking soda first and after you're completely rinsed off, put your vitamin c mixture on your skin to lower the pH of your skin and help your skin regain its protective acid mantle that the baking soda stripped away.
We're actually not supposed to use baking soda nor anything highly alkaline on our skin since it removes our protective acid mantle, but I'm not gonna lie, baking soda is a freaking fantastic exfoliant and once in awhile I commit that skincare sin but make sure to reacidify my skin asap.