Why depend on the heavy cosmetic industry when we have Goddess Venus in the shape of ‘salt’. You read it right, it’s Salt’.
Remember your elders giving you health-related pieces of advice as to how much one needs to consume salt and countless concerns on ‘why the salt intake is injurious to health.’ True that! But did you know that you can use salt in the external parts of your body especially on your skin, hair, teeth, and nails? Most of the time we presume it might affect our external too but, what if I tell you that there is a therapy known as ‘Salt therapy’ also called halotherapy. This therapy has been there for a hundred years.
“It’s a great antibacterial for acne and can be used in the bath to relax muscles,” Carmindy, makeup artist and author of the book Crazy Busy Beautiful says to Marie Claire.
Few ways to use sea salt in your beauty routine
Sea salt contains magnesium which helps in absorbing dirt and toxins and cleanses your blocked pores. It also gives ample amount of hydration an helps your skin as a protective barrier.
We live amongst pollution and smoke almost every day of our lives and as a result, our hair becomes frizzy and scalp infectious. Sprinkling salt water onto your scalp can relieve you from dry and itchy scalp. Cautious- Make sure to wash it thoroughly with a shampoo and then a conditioner.
Monsoon season makes our skin dry and rough and lotion isn’t always the solution. Salt is considered a natural exfoliator that eliminates dead skin and allows space for new skin cells. You can mix salt with olive oil or coconut oil and make it into a thick paste. One can use it all over the body in a circular motion. Since the salt granules are abrasive one must take extra care while in the process of exfoliation.
Salt is favored for its inflammatory properties thus makes your skin irritation free devoid of any breakouts. There are skin types that produce excessive skin oil which results in pimples, boils, and acne. One can use a mask containing salt with honey and apply it on clean and dry skin.
Natural Mouth Wash
Nobody relishes a toothache and bleeding gums. After food intake, we usually tend to leave bacteria behind and brushing isn’t only the solution for curing fowl spell and bacteria ruling between your teeth. Salt acts as a disinfectant to kill the bacteria leading to gingivitis.