If you’re one of those girls who likes to whip up beauty treatments from her kitchen counter, today is your lucky day because we introduce you one of the most powerful beauty tools you already have at your home. Here are 7 amazing beauty benefits of sea salt and ways you can use it for your hair, skin, and teeth.
Make a wonder mask
The anti-inflammatory properties of honey are almost legendary, but what you probably don’t know is that sea salt is equally great! Mix four teaspoons of organic honey with two teaspoons of finely ground sea salt to create a mask that will soothe your skin, reduce irritation, and balance its oiliness. Best to apply to clean, dry skin and rub the mask in while you do it.
Use as an anti-dandruff treatment
Sea salt is great at removing dandruff flakes and cleansing your scalp. It also improves blood circulation and absorbs excessive oil that promotes fungal growth. Put a few teaspoons of sea salt onto your scalp while parting your hair a few times, then gently massage your head with wet fingers for around 15 minutes. Wash off, condition your hair, and enjoy the amazing results!
Apply it as a body scrub
Salt is amazing when it comes to exfoliating dead skin cells. It also restores skin’s hydration and provides it with a bunch of minerals that will make your skin all soft and smooth. For this splendid body scrub you’ll need half a cup of olive oil and quarter of a cup of sea salt. Rub the mix into your skin during the shower and be careful as not to hurt yourself with sea salt granules.
Enjoy a relaxing bath
This might be the easiest and most beneficial beauty treatment on the list. A bath with sea salt will cleanse you on many levels as it absorbs toxins, dirt, and has an ability to deep-cleanse your skin pores. Sea salt is also rich with magnesium that helps reduce bloating, so you can also use it for small baths to help with swollen feet. Fill your tub with warm water, add one third cup of sea salt, and soak up to 30 minutes. You can add a few drops of your favourite essential oil for a more relaxing effect.
Brighten your nails
One of the lesser known benefits of sea salt is its ability to strengthen nails and improve their health. Mixed with lemon to reduce yellowing and baking soda to get rid of stains, sea salt is an amazing remedy to enjoy straight healthy-looking nails. Soak your nails in the solution of the above-mentioned ingredients for 10 minutes, wash your hands, apply moisturizer, and voila!
Get some beauty sleep
Research shows that sea salt can greatly reduce stress levels by raising your oxytocin levels. That is the hormone that fights off depression and makes you feel happy, calm, and relaxed. Mix a quarter teaspoon of sea salt with warm water and drink before you go to bed for relaxed uninterrupted sleep. This will automatically make your skin look better!
Make a natural teeth-whitener
Just like with nails, a mixture of sea salt and baking soda will do wonders to remove stains and brighten the color of your teeth. Mix two teaspoons of baking powder with one teaspoon of sea salt, put some on your toothbrush, and brush your teeth normally. You can also create a natural mouthwash by dissolving the same ingredients in warm water. This mouthwash will remove the bacteria causing bad breath.