Did you knew that sea salt has many health benefits? Sea salt can beautify your skin and can help you with many ailments. Sea salt has a long history of use in different types of recipes for beauty, and even skin therapies. Using sea salt and sea water for therapeutic purposes has its own name – thalassotherapy.
Sea salt is obtained from sea water, through the process of evaporation in large shallow pools of salt pans. Most of us know that the natural sea salt is healthy, and has therapeutic properties. Even the ancient Greeks recommended bathing in sea salt to treat a number of health problems. Thanks to its outstanding properties, sea salt is an essential ingredient of many products for facial and body skin care.
Many people have observed reduction of acne and more beautiful complexion thanks to the use of sea salt. Minerals from the salt also helps tighten the skin and reduce wrinkles. Sea salt can be used for many ailments. When used as a bath, salt can help in the treatment of psoriasis and eczema, helping to regulate the activities of more than 300 enzymes, flushing out toxins, relieves stress and it is beneficial for respiration … Sea salt helps you to build up a strong immune system, fights with allergies, flu, fever, reduces high cholesterol levels, high blood pressure and regulates irregular heart beat.
Sea salt is also effective in treating depression and helps you to deal better with stress. Sea salt benefits are plenty.
Below are ten tips and uses of sea salt!
1. Removing dead skin cells
After applying soap in the bath, massage the entire body with sea salt scrub. This will remove dead skin cells and will stimulate circulation.
2. Sea salt against tired and swollen feet
Soak your feet in a tub or a container in which you previously mixed equal parts of baking soda and sea salt.
3. Salt water mouth rinse
Mix equal parts of salt and baking soda for a mouthwash that freshens breath. Add one teaspoon of salt in a quarter cup of water.
4. Sea salt can reduce mosquito bites
Soak your skin in salt water to relieve itching and irritation of the skin.
5. Cleaning the shower or tub
If you use any type of shower gel, it can make the surface very slippery. Sprinkle equal amounts of baking soda and fine salt on the floor or in the tub after bathing, and clean when you are finished to prevent the accumulation of fat.
6. Sea salt for detoxification
Use a mixture of one cup of Epsom salt, ½ cup of sea salt and one tablespoon kaolin clay for a detox bath.
7. Wavy hair
Mix sea salt, coconut oil and water and put this mixture in a spray bottle. Apply this to wet hair to create a wavy appearance when your hair dries. How much salt you use depends on the size of the curl you want, and the amount of coconut oil depends on the hair dryness.
8. Tonic for acne prone skin
Mix one teaspoon sea salt with two cups of water and one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar and place this mixture in a spray bottle. Spray this tonic on your face, avoiding the eye area.
9. Sea salt for dry and rough skin of the feet
Mix equal parts of sea salt and polenta with baking powder for the perfect treatment for your feet. First, soak your feet to soften, then scrub and apply moisturizer.
10. Sea salt can brighten up your nails
Forget expensive nail whiteners – now you can make your own bleach. Mix one teaspoon lemon juice, one teaspoon baking soda, one teaspoon sea salt and soak your nails to reduce yellowing and to remove impurities.