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Beauty, Skin care How to use salt for gorgeous skin

How to use salt for gorgeous skin

By Glowpink Staff   

Seawater is very good for our body and skin. Our bodies contain the same concentration of minerals and nutrients as seawater. Sea salt is full of minerals, including magnesium, calcium, sodium, and potassium, all of which play a key role in our skin’s health, function, and cellular communication. Read the tips listed down below to find out how can you use seawater to get gorgeous skin with regular usage.


1. Balancing Mask

Both salt and honey have anti-inflammatory properties to soothe skin and calm breakouts and irritation. They also help to balance oil production and retain hydration in the layers of skin where it’s needed most.

Try it:

  • Mix two teaspoons sea salt (preferably finely ground) with four teaspoons raw honey to create a spreadable paste.
  • Apply evenly to clean, dry skin, avoiding the eye area.
  • Let stand for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Before rinsing, soak a washcloth in very warm water, and gently wring out.
  • Lay the warm washcloth on your face for 30 seconds.
  • Use your fingers to gently exfoliate in a circular motion while rinsing your skin thoroughly with tepid water.
  • Follow with your usual skin-care routine.

2. Oil-Sapping Facial Toner

Salt helps to cleanse pores deeply, balance oil production and thwart bacteria that can instigate breakouts and acne.

Try it:

  • Mix one teaspoon sea salt with four ounces of warm water in a small spray bottle until salt is dissolved.
  • Mist on clean, dry skin, avoiding eyes.
  • Use daily or twice daily.

3. Softening Body Scrub

Salt is a gentle natural exfoliator that sloughs off dead skin. It also has minerals to soften skin and restore hydration.

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Try it:

  • Mix a quarter-cup salt and half-cup olive oil or softened coconut oil into a thick paste.
  • If desired, add 10 drops of your favorite essential oil.
  • Apply in the shower with a washcloth, loofah, or the palms of your hands, gently scrubbing your skin in a circular motion.

4. Rejuvenating Scrub

Salt is a skin-softening exfoliant that restores skin. Aloe vera hydrates heal, and aids skin cell turnover, while lavender is a natural antiseptic that increases circulation.

Try it:

  • Mix together a half-cup salt, a quarter-cup pure aloe vera juice or gel, a quarter-cup oil (your choice!), one tablespoon dried lavender flowers, and 10 drops essential oil of lavender.
  • The resulting mixture should form a thick paste; if it’s too dry, add a few extra drops of oil.
  • Apply in the shower with a washcloth, loofah, or the palms of your hands, gently scrubbing your skin in a circular motion.

5. Relaxing Salt Bath

Salt absorbs dirt, grime, and toxins and cleanses your skin’s pores deeply. Salt’s mineral content helps restore the protective barrier in skin and helps it hold hydration. You may notice that your skin won’t wrinkle or prune after a good, long soak in salted water, which is evidence that a salt bath helps your skin retain its moisture. The magnesium in sea salt may also help reduce water retention (i.e., bloating) in the body.

Try it:

  • Add one-third cup salt to a tub filled with warm water, and swish to dissolve the salt. Soak for 15 to 30 minutes.

6. Epsom salt acne clearing face pack

Epsom salt is a versatile ingredient that can be used as a cleanser, scrub and also as a moisturizer when it is mixed with the right ingredient. Epsom salt, when mixed with avocado, makes an excellent acne clearing face pack.

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Try it:

  • You can try this face pack if you have mild to moderate acne.
  • Take out the pulp of ripe avocado in a clean glass container.
  • Add some epsom salt in it.
  • Give it a good stir to make sure that both the ingredients get mixed up well.
  • Make sure that your face is squeaky clean before applying this face pack.
  • Apply it evenly all over your face and neck with your fingertips.
  • Let it sit for about 30 minutes.
  • Then rinse it off with warm water.
  • Pat dry your face with a towel.
  • Follow up with a toner and a moisturizer to get the best results.

7. Get rid of dandruff in one step

It may sound strange, right? But trust me it works,  to get rid of dandruff to a great extent. Dandruff is recurrent in nature and only a proper treatment is your holy grail, however, you can try this simple yet effective home remedy at the comfort of your home to get the best results.

Try it:

  • Before applying anything on your scalp or hair, comb through your hair once to make sure that it is completely detangled.
  • Take a pinch of salt and sprinkle it all over your scalp.
  • Now gently massage with your fingertips.
  • Don’t be too harsh, if you rub your fingers roughly then you may get a get on your scalp and may end up with infections.
  • Massage for a while and then rinse it off with your favorite shampoo.
  • Follow up with a nourishing hair conditioner and a hair serum.
  • Use a blow-dryer to dry your tresses.
  • Comb with a detangler to make sure that your hair is free from tangles.
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8. DIY face pack recipe with salt to steer clear eczema

Skin woes are one of the most important concerns that people who face the camera every day come across. If you are someone who is going through the same problem then use this face pack and you will notice a visible change instantly.

Try it:

  • To prepare this simple face pack gather around a teaspoon of dead sea mineral salt, 5 drops of tea tree essential oil, 2 teaspoons of bentonite clay, a tablespoon of plain greek yogurt and purified water.
  • Add everything in a mixing bowl and give it a good stir to make sure everything gets mixed up well.
  • Keep stirring until you achieve a smooth face pack with a medium consistency.
  • Wash your face with a facial cleanser.
  • Pat dry your face with a clean towel.
  • Apply this face pack evenly all over your face with the help of a face pack applicator.
  • Let it sit for about 15 minutes at a stretch.
  • Then wash it off with warm water.
  • To complete this skincare regime, slather on a thick layer of moisturizer, massage it in and you are good to go.

 

 

 

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