Home Health and Wellness Clear Complexion: 1tbsp. citrus juice and 1tbsp. baking soda –Combine the citrus juice and baking soda, it will fizz a lot so stir until the bubbling lessens. Apply to your face and then leave on for 20min. and then rinse. Benefits: citrus exfoliates and brightens and helps keep pores clean. baking soda takes away dead skin cells and helps to prevent blackheads.