NATURAL SALTS are packed with minerals like potassium magnesium and calcium that can help to reduce inflammation and improve skin quality. You can make use of salt’s natural anti-inflammatory properties by adding it to your bath, making a salt scrub or adding a salt lamp to your room.
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.
Salt is a skin-softening exfoliant that restores skin. Aloe vera hydrates, heals, and aids skin cell turnover, while lavender is a natural antiseptic that increases circulation. Mix salt crystals with aloe vera and a few drops of lavender for a soothing exfoliator.
Salt helps loosen and remove existing flakes while stimulating circulation for a healthy scalp, it also absorbs excess oil and moisture to prevent fungal growth and inhibit the root of dandruff. Add salt crystals to your shampoo if you suffer from dandruff.
Salt acts as a disinfectant to kill the bacteria that can cause bad breath and gingivitis. Mix a teaspoon of salt in a glass of water and use as a mouth wash.