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  1. nora

    Thanks a lot for the helpful article. I tried baking powder instead I just doubled the amount but I couldn’t leave it in for more than 2 minutes
    My face was burning so I was worried and had to wash it off right away with cool water. Should I leave it on for more than 5 mins and is it as good idea to use this mask everyday? ?

    • renee01

      Nora, When I first did it it stung also and I was worried and washed it off too. I leave it on until it is too stingy, then wash it off as I have sensitive skin that goes red. But looks amazing the next day. It’s the acid in the lemon working its magic. Probably every couple of days is good and if it burns use less lemon or just wash it off. Did it make your skin feel/look better the next day? R

    • Anonymous

      Avoid using baking POWDER on your face! It has an different chemical composition from baking SODA (pure sodium bicarbonate). They are both leavening agents and sometimes can be used interchangeably in baking, but they should not be when used for skin. Baking powder is sodium bicarbonate plus an acidifying agent, so the combination of an additional acid (the lemon juice) and doubling the recipe is why your skin burned. You had about quadruple the acid amount the original recipe had on your face. Had you left it on any longer, you might have received a chemical burn.

      People should stick to recipes if they haven’t tried DIY skincare recipes before! It’s better to wait to find the proper ingredients than to accidentally injure yourself!

  2. Wanda

    I tried this and it was amazing. At first I was scared because it was very tingling, but I’m amazed on the results after I washed it off. omg!! My face felt so clean & refreshed.

    Thank you for posting this recipe!

  3. Anonymous

    I slept with coconut oil in my hair , woke up and applied this lil number and BAM feelin like a million bucks. Thanks for posting xo

  4. dany

    Hi, I was wondering if the teetree oil was a must? Do you think using baking soda and lemon juice would have the same affect?

    • Brooke

      I did not use tea tree oil and it worked great! Tea Tree oil kind of irritates my skin so I don’t use it.

  5. Scott

    I may not be a lady, or a mom, but this is a great find! I am trying this tonight, as well as some diluted Apple Cider Vinegar as a moisturizer. I’m crossing my fingers. Being 31, and a guy, with acne… not for me. :)

    Thanks for this great information!

  6. Kathy

    I did try this and left my skin feeling really refreshed and soft, I would just like to know how many time a week should I ne applying this to my skin? Thanks.

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