What would life be like without salt? The stuff known to scientists as sodium chloride is essential to human life. A reasonable amount of dietary salt helps to maintain cells and transmit information throughout the body. Did you know that salt can also be used to promote beautiful, radiant skin?
Here are five ways you can use sea salt as a beauty treatment:
Whether you buy Dead Sea Salt body scrubs or make your own with almond oil and sea salt, a salt scrub can be used to polish away dead skin cells almost anywhere on your body. Apply to wet skin and rinse thoroughly afterward.
2. Perfect Your Pearly Whites
Combine one part sea salt with two parts baking soda to make an effective tooth and tongue cleaner that costs a mere fraction of the price of most commercial toothpaste.
3. Saltwater Soak
Toss two or three handfuls of sea salt into your bath as the tub is filling. Let your cares soak away as the salt enhances your skin tone.
4. Purify Your Pores
Sea salt contains plenty of calcium that can help clear acne-prone skin in a hurry. Use a face-friendly exfoliating agent, or make your own with olive oil and sea salt. Massage gently onto wet skin and then rinse it away.
5. Say Goodbye to Dandruff
Add sea salt to your final rinse to help say farewell to itchy flakes.
Sea salt is preferable to regular table salt because it’s not been processed in any way. Typical table salt goes through several processes before being packaged for sale at your local supermarket.
On the other hand, natural sea salt contains potassium and other vital nutrients that are washed away during commercial manufacturing.
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