If you’re one of those women who love to whip up beauty treatments from the kitchen, today is your lucky day, because we’re introducing you to one of the most powerful beauty tools you already have at home. Here are 7 amazing beauty benefits of sea salt and how you can use it for your hair, skin and teeth.
Make a miracle mask
The anti-inflammatory properties of honey are almost legendary, but what you probably don’t know is that sea salt is just as 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. It is best to apply the mask to clean, dry skin and rub it in as you do so.
Use as an anti-dandruff treatment
Sea salt is excellent for removing dandruff and cleansing the scalp. It also improves blood circulation and absorbs excess oil that promotes fungal growth. Put a few teaspoons of sea salt on your scalp while parting your hair a few times, then gently massage your head with damp fingers for about 15 minutes. Wash it off, condition your hair and enjoy the amazing result!
Use it as a body scrub
Salt is amazing when it comes to exfoliating dead skin cells. It also restores hydration to the skin and provides it with a number of minerals that make your skin all soft and smooth. For this wonderful body scrub, you will need a half cup of olive oil and a quarter cup of sea salt. Rub the mixture into your skin while showering, being careful not to injure yourself with the grains of sea salt.
Enjoy a relaxing bath
This might be the simplest and most soothing beauty treatment on the list. A bath with sea salt cleanses you on many levels, as it absorbs toxins and dirt and has the ability to deeply cleanse your skin’s pores. Sea salt is also rich in magnesium, which helps reduce bloating, so you can also use it for small baths to help with swollen feet. Fill your tub with warm water, add a third cup of sea salt and soak for up to 30 minutes. You can add a few drops of your favorite essential oil for a relaxing effect.
Make your nails shine
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 tool to enjoy straight, healthy-looking nails. Soak your nails in the solution of the above ingredients for 10 minutes, wash your hands, apply moisturizer.
Give yourself a beauty sleep
Research shows that sea salt can greatly reduce stress levels by raising your oxytocin levels. This is the hormone that fights depression and makes you feel happy, calm and relaxed. Mix a quarter teaspoon of sea salt with warm water and drink it before bed for a relaxed, undisturbed sleep. This will automatically make your skin look better!
Make a natural teeth whitener
Just like with your nails, a mixture of sea salt and baking soda will do wonders to remove stains and lighten the color of your teeth. Mix two teaspoons of baking soda with one teaspoon of sea salt, put some on your toothbrush and brush your teeth normally. You can also make a natural mouthwash by dissolving the same ingredients in warm water. This mouthwash will remove the bacteria that cause bad breath.