Table salt is composed of sodium chloride, a chemical substance that is a part of a larger class of salts. Sea salt, on the contrary, along with bay and solar salt are formed by evaporation of the sea water. This ingredient is significant for people’s life, being consumed on daily basis for cooking. However, salt can be used in beauty products as well. It can do miracles to your hair and skin.
Adding a tablespoon of salt to a dollop of shampoo will gently exfoliate the scalp and easily dissolve and rinse out without leaving any residue on hair. And not only are you removing all the gunk more efficiently, but nixing dead skin cells allows conditioners to penetrate efficiently. So you’re getting a deeper clean and better moisture, all at the same time.
Using Salt for Hair
Oily hair is a reaction of excessively active sebaceous glands on the scalp, which produce too much oil. Fortunately, this annoying issue can be solved by using salt. All you need to do is add 2 or 3 tablespoons in the shampoo you usually use and wash your hair with it. You will notice the results even after the first few treatments. Your hair will be healthy without any excess of oil.
Dandruff is a layer of small pieces of dead skin cells formed on the scalp. Salt has the ability to stimulate the circulation which is very important for a healthy scalp and eliminates the existing dandruff flakes. It also defends the scalp from fungal growth. Just divide your hair into sections, sprinkle 1 or 2 teaspoons of salt on your scalp and massage with wet fingers for around 10 minutes. Then wash as usual.
For Hair Growth
If you suffer from alopecia, i.e. hair loss, use sea salt treatment to naturally stimulate hair growth. Just wash your hair as you normally do. Then, massage your wet scalp with sea salt for 10 – 15 minutes and wash your hair again. Do this treatment twice a week for 2 months and the results will surprise you.
Salt can also be used for many other cosmetic purposes:
- Face toner: Sea salt will penetrate into your skin pores deeply and clean them. Moreover, it will control the production of oil and fight bacteria to prevent acne. Mix 1 tsp of sea salt and 4 oz. of water (warm) and pour it into a spray bottle. Spray it on clean and dry skin 1-2 times daily and avoid the area around your eyes.
- Soothe Sunburn:Mix a cup of water with two tablespoons of Epsom salt and spray the solution onto the sunburn to get a quick relief.
- Soften Callused Feet:Add half a cup of Epsom salt into tub with warm water and soak the feet for a few minutes.
- Face scrub: You can make your own facial scrub with coconut oil and salt. Mix the ingredients together, work the scrub in a circular motion, and then rinse with warm water. This will help your skin stay hydrated while removing dead skin cells.