Ready to shake up your beauty routine? If you have not yet opted for the health benefits of sea salt in your kitchen, you may want to consider adding it to your shopping list.
Like many conveniences these days, our table salt has been heavily processed, leaving very little food value. Sea salt, on the other hand, is harvested from sea beds and left to dry in the sun, ensuring it remains rich in minerals that our bodies recognize and can use.
Sea salt delivers its benefits from the inside out, and from the outside in. It is little wonder it is showing up in so many health and beauty products these days.
Here are some ways that you can save money and still get the ‘outside in’ benefits from sea salt at home.
Baths containing sea salt detoxify while naturally lifting away dirt and toxins. The salt opens up pores and increases circulation which helps the body’s detoxification process. Drink plenty of water before and after bathing to enhance results and prevent dehydration.
Stress shows up in our face in the form of tension and lines. During a bath, the magnesium in sea salt helps to relieve muscle aches and pains and helps to relax our whole body.
Sea salt is so effective for skin repair and moisturizing that many health professionals prescribe sea salt baths for the treatment of eczema and psoriasis. It also makes skin more supple, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Used alone or with your choice of scented oils, a salt scrub exfoliates dead skin cells and improves circulation. Just apply a small amount of salt to damp skin after a bath or shower and rub body gently. Any scrub when done too vigorously can damage skin.
For facial exfoliation, choose a small grain salt and mix it with an oil, such as olive or almond. Rub skin gently to improve circulation and to reveal fresh new skin. Do not perform more than once a week.
To increase the benefits, before exfoliating, boil 1/3 cup sea salt in 2-3 cups of water. With a towel over your head, steam your face over a bowl of this salted water for up to ten minutes.
We’ve all experienced puffy eye syndrome. To relieve it, soak cotton pads in one teaspoon of sea salt mixed with a ¼ cup of hot water. Lie on your back and apply cotton pads over eyes that are tightly shut. It is relaxing, but don’t fall asleep! Ten minutes is lots of time to see results.