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Surprising Ways To Include Salt In Your Skin Care Routine

By: Rima Chowdhury

Sea water is known to contain minerals and nutrients that are essential to our body. We can find similar minerals in our body as that found in sea water and hence sea salt can be used as a perfect ally to protect our skin and also supply these nutrients.

Sea salt with its rich calcium, magnesium, sodium and potassium content is known to benefit the skin in several ways thereby keeping skin concerns like dryness, dullness, irritation, etc., at bay. So, we have presented to you different benefits of using sea salt and the different ways to use it to better the skin.

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1. Treats Breakouts

Sea salt is an excellent remedy that can help to treat breakouts on the skin. Breakouts can generally lead to acne and pimples, thus leading to embarrassing situations. However, in order to keep your skin clear, you should use some sea salt. Take ½ a spoon of sea salt, mix it with honey and apply this on your face. Wait for 10 minutes and wash off with lukewarm water. Using sea salt can help to prevent breakouts on the face.


2. Treats Dry Skin

If you have dull and dry skin, you should make use of sea salt, as it helps to get rid of the dead skin cells, thus giving you healthy and supple skin. Take 2 spoons of sea salt, mix it with two spoons of brown sugar, one spoon of coconut oil and two spoons of raw sugar. Mix all the ingredients together and apply this on the skin. Wait for some time and wash off with cold water.


3. Face Exfoliator

Sea salt is a natural exfoliator that helps to deep cleanse your skin, thus getting rid of the dust and dirt from the face. Take some sea salt and mix it with a facial oil. Now massage your face with this and wash off with water. Using this mixture can help to exfoliate your skin deeply, thus getting rid of the dead skin cells effectively.


4. Treats Puffy Eyes

Did you know that using sea salt can work as an excellent remedy to treat puffy eyes? Well, yes this is true that sea salt is one of the agents that can help to treat pufffiness. Mix some sea salt with water and soak a cotton pad in it. Now place this cotton pad on the eye, covering the under-eye area. Wait for some time and wash off with cold water. Repeat this remedy twice in a day to get rid of the puffy eyes completely.

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5. Foot Soak

Salt is one among the ancient remedies that an be used in all kind of foot soaks. It not only helps to treat cracked heels, but also helps to get rid of the dead skin cells easily. Take a tub filled with hot water. Now add 1-2 spoons of sea salt to it and soak your foot in it. Wait for some time and pat dry. Follow this remedy twice or thrice in a day to alleviate inflammation, swelling and dryness on the foot.


6. Treats Chapped Lips

Sea salt is a wonderful ingredient that can help to exfoliate your lips, thus preventing dry and chapped lips. Take some sea salt and mix with some coconut oil. Now exfoliate your lips for some time and wash off with cold water. Using this remedy twice in a day can help to get rid of the dry, chapped lips. If you often suffer from excessively dry and itchy lips, using sea salt is an effective remedy.


7. Excellent Mouthwash

Using sea salt with baking soda can work as an excellent mouthwash. Using salt can help to kill the dirt and germs from the mouth, thus giving you a fresh breath. Also, using sea salt in a mouthwash can help to strengthen the gums, thus preventing bleeding of the gums. If not baking soda, you can add some sea salt in warm water and gargle with this. Sea salt can also whiten your teeth naturally.


8. Excellent Toner

Sea salt works as an excellent toner that helps to exfoliate and cleanse your skin deeply. Take some salt, mix it with water and spray the soultion on the face. This will help to work as a natural toner, thus giving you a healthy and glowing skin. Sea salt can help to remove the dead skin cells without over drying the skin.

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Story first published: Tuesday, March 7, 2017, 18:00 [IST]
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