Baking soda, also known as sodium bicarbonate, is an odorless crystalline white solid that has many industrial, food and health uses. It is found in its natural state, dissolved in mineral springs around the world making it easily available and cost effective. It has been widely used since ages as a natural, chemical-free, anti-bacterial agent to tackle a myriad range of skin problems like acne and black heads and other skin problems.
The main reason that baking soda supports health is its ability to neutralize both acids and alkaline compounds and to slow down the capacity for the compound to change again.
Baking soda helps prevent acne and lighten acne scars as its antimicrobial and antibacterial properties cures underlying fungal infections. Due to its alkaline nature, baking soda helps correct the pH imbalances of the skin, which is one of the reasons behind the formation of acne.