Benefits of Salt on our Skin

Author: Web Developer   Date Posted:8 May 2017 

With winter fast approaching keeping our skin exfoliated is very important.  Exfoliation stimulates skin repair by removing the skin’s outer layer and improving circulation. It may also improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and prevent acne by keeping dead skin cells from clogging pores. Removing the outer layer of skin also makes it easier for your skin to absorb and benefit from moisturizing products. Salt, in it's many forms is ideal to exfoliate your body with. Let's look at some of the different types of salts and their benefits to your skin: 

 
Epsom Salts 
 
Epsom salt is not actually salt but a naturally occurring pure mineral compound of magnesium and sulfate. Long known as a natural remedy for a number of ailments, Epsom salt has numerous health benefits as well as many beauty, household, and gardening-related uses.
Studies have shown that magnesium and sulfate are both readily absorbed through the skin, making Epsom salt baths an easy and ideal way to enjoy the associated health benefits1. Magnesium plays a number of roles in the body including regulating the activity of over 325 enzymes, reducing inflammation, helping muscle and nerve function, and helping to prevent artery hardening. Sulfates help improve the absorption of nutrients, flush toxins, and help ease migraine headaches.
They have the appearance of tiny crystals, similar to that of table salt which is probably why they are thought of as “salts.” Epsom salts can be used to help with: 
  • flushing out toxins in the body
  • exfoliating the skin
  • relieving stress
  • relieving muscle pain
 
Dead Sea Salts 

Dead Sea salts originate from the Dead Sea. The Dead Sea has been known for its therapeutic properties for thousands of years. Dead Sea salts are chemically composed of magnesium, potassium, calcium chloride, and bromides. Dead Sea salts also have a number of healing benefits: these include:
  • calcium – strengthens bones and nails, increases circulation
  • magnesium – calms the nervous system, reduces fluid retention, slows down the aging of skin
  • potassium – balances skin moisture, energizes the body
  • sodium – balances lymphatic fluid and consequently the immune system.

Himalayan Salts

Himalayan salts are in fact crystal salts. They are hand mined from ancient ocean beds underneath the Himalayan mountains. The natural color of Himalayan salts is pink due to trace elements in the salts, such as iron. Himalayan salts have various healing benefits which include:
  • lowering blood pressure
  • improving circulation in the body
  • balancing the body’s pH.

Sea Salt

Naturally harvested sea salt is a general purpose salt that contains minerals, helps draw toxins from the skin and soothes sore muscles. 
  • is a natural detoxifier
  • Increases circulation
  • has antiseptic effects
 
We have a beautiful range of Body Scrubs that we would love you to try. 
 

 

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