The 10 Best Beauty Uses for Baking Soda

Your next favorite beauty treatment might already be in your home. Before you make your next big buy, read these tips from Women's Health Beauty Director Molly Nover-Baker.

The 10 Best Beauty Uses for Baking Soda

You don't need to splurge on expensive products or expose yourself to harsh chemicals to get the best in beauty treatments. There's a multitasking wonder already in your home – baking soda! Women's Health Beauty Director Molly Nover-Baker has compiled her expert baking soda tips and tricks. Read on for all of the ways this practical powder can help you look your best from head to toe.

Watch: The Many Uses for Baking Soda


Dry Shampoo

Instead of spending tons of money on dry shampoo, sprinkle a little baking soda at the root and tousle your hair. The result is the same for a fraction of the cost.

What Exactly Is Retinol, Anyway?

Retinol is highly recommended by dermatologists and one of the most popular skin care ingredients on the market. But why is it good for your skin?

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Retinol is one of the beauty industry's most coveted ingredients. It's infused into everything from eye creams to serums to oils. Research has shown that retinol helps to increase the production of elastin and collagen while minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, thus making it a beauty industry darling.

A recent study from researchers in Poland found that after applying a retinol serum once a day for 12 weeks, study participants saw a decrease in hyperpigmentation, unevenness, and wrinkles gradually over the course of treatment.

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