Our bodies contain the same concentration of minerals and nutrients as seawater, so it’s no wonder that sea salt is a natural ally to balance, protect, and restore the body and skin.
The mineral content is one of the major differences between ordinary salt and sea salt: Sea salt is laden with minerals, including calcium, magnesium, potassium, and sodium, and all of which play a key role in our function, skin’s health, and cellular communication.
Symptoms such as dullness, dryness, irritation, and blotchiness ensue, especially as the dryer, colder weather comes in when your skin’s mineral balance is off-kilter. It can help balance and improve hydration if you bring sea salt from the kitchen into your beauty routine, this also helps kick-start the cell-to-cell communication signals that slow down with age and strengthen the protective barrier of our skin.
1. Balancing Mask
Calm breakouts and irritation are due to the anti-inflammatory properties that soothe skin found in both honey and salt. They also retain hydration in the layers of skin where it’s needed most and help to balance oil production.
Try it: Mix four teaspoons of raw honey with two teaspoons sea salt (use finely ground) to create a spreadable paste. Avoiding eye area and apply evenly to dry, clean skin. Let stand for 10 to 15 minutes. First, soak a washcloth in very warm water, and gently wring out and then rinsing.
For about 30 seconds keep the warm washcloth on your face. Gently exfoliate with the help of your fingers 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 balance oil production, cleanse pores deeply, 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
To sloughs off dead skin, you can use this gentle natural exfoliate salt that also restores hydration and soften skin and because of its minerals.
Try it: Mix a half-cup olive oil and a quarter-cup salt and or softened coconut oil if you do not have olive oil into a thick paste. You can also add your favorite essential oil – around 10 drops. Use a washcloth, loofah, or the palms of your hands, when in the shower to gently apply, scrubbing your skin in a circular motion.
4. Rejuvenating Scrub
Another benefit is that it can be used as 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 quarter-cup pure aloe vera juice or gel, a half-cup salt, a quarter-cup oil (based on your preferences), one tablespoon dried lavender flowers, and 10 drops essential oil of lavender. A thick paste is forming in the resulting mixture; add a few extra drops of oil, if it’s too dry. Gently scrubbing your skin in a circular motion, apply in the shower with the palms of your hands or a washcloth, or loofah.
5. Relaxing Salt Bath
Cleanses your skin’s pores deeply, absorbing grime, dirt, and toxins is another benefit of using salt. The protective barrier in the skin is restored due to salt’s mineral content and helps it hold hydration. Evidence that a salt bath helps your skin retain its moisture is that your skin won’t wrinkle or prune after a good, long soak in salted water. It may also help reduce water retention (i.e., bloating) in the body the magnesium content in sea salt.
Try it: To a tub filled with warm water, add one-third cup salt and swish to dissolve the salt. Soak for 15 to 30 minutes.
6. Anti-Dandruff Scalp Treatment
While stimulating circulation for a healthy scalp, salt helps loosen and remove existing flakes. The ingredient also absorbs moisture and excess oil that helps prevent inhibit the root of dandruff and fungal growth.
Try it: Sprinkle one to two teaspoons of salt on your scalp, after you part your hair a few times. Massage your scalp gently and thoroughly, using wet fingers, for 10 to 15 minutes (if you can recruit someone to do this for you, it is very relaxing!). Use your favorite products to wash and condition your hair. The results will be immediate.
7. Teeth Whitener
Gentle abrasives that will help remove stains and brighten teeth are both salt and baking soda. A bonus for your teeth and gums is that salt also contains a natural source of fluoride.
Try it: Mix two teaspoons baking powder and one teaspoon salt. Brush teeth normally by dipping a damp toothbrush in the mixture. Try putting a dab of toothpaste on the brush, if the taste is too intense, before dipping it in the mixture.
8. Natural Mouth Wash
Gingivitis and bad breath are caused by bacteria that can be killed by using salt since salt can act as a disinfectant.
Try it: Mix together a half-teaspoon salt, a half-teaspoon baking soda, and quarter-cup water until the salt dissolves. In your mouth and between teeth swish the solution around then spits and rinse.
9.Your Hair And Skin can Look Impeccable just by Adding Salt In Your Favorite Beauty Products
You can add salt (sodium chloride) in many different products, to improve their work. For example, if nothing seems to work for your oily hair, sodium chloride is the answer to your prayers.
Add 2 to 3 tablespoons of salt in your shampoo and shake it well, to combine is all you need to do. Then, wash your hair as you usually do. After a couple of washes, you’ll notice the results of improvement!
Sodium chloride can be used as a body scrub. Just make sure to get coarse sea salt. Let’s start with the preparation. Take half a cup of coconut oil and mix it with 2 tablespoons of sea salt and mix them until they combine, and then transfer the mixture in a jar. You can add more if you like.
Leave it in a cool place, so that the coconut oil can solidify. Finally, your all-natural and inexpensive body scrub is ready to use.
This natural mineral has another amazing use – as a foot exfoliant. Mix equal parts of salt and olive oil, and use the mixture to rub your feet. You’ll say goodbye to dry and cracked feet only by repeating the treatment at least two times a week.