Is a white powder essential in the kitchen? Salt! It enhances the taste of different recipes and preparations and is also necessary for the proper functioning of the body. By consuming reasonable doses that do not exceed a maximum of 5 g per day for healthy people, salt helps to preserve the elasticity of body tissues, to regulate metabolism and fluid balance, and to keep muscles and nerves functioning properly. Externally, it helps to solve a wide range of aesthetic problems, to be discovered below!
Containing 26 minerals and having exfoliating, moisturizing and softening properties, sea salt is an ingredient that is an absolute must in your beauty routine. Among its many virtues, it preserves the level of hydration necessary for cellular metabolism, promotes the absorption of nutrients by the skin and hair, and helps the latter eliminate waste and toxins. It is also very effective in eliminating dead cells, promoting blood circulation, and accelerating cell regeneration.
So how can salt be used for aesthetic purposes?
For hair problems:
Against greasy hair
Oily hair is the result of excessive activity of the sebaceous glands located on the scalp, which results in an overproduction of sebum. The hair, therefore, becomes greasy, flat, and lifeless. To regulate the production of this natural moisture, simply add 2 to 3 tablespoons of salt to your shampoo and wash your hair as usual. Your hair will be healthier and more supple from the first use, and the production of sebum will be regulated as you apply it.
To fight dandruff
According to dermatologists, dandruff is caused by the accumulation of several thin layers of dead cells on the scalp. To cleanse the scalp, promote blood circulation, and protect it from fungal infections, salt is your ally. Separate your hair into several parts, then sprinkle your scalp with the equivalent of one to two tablespoons of salt, then gently massage it with your fingertips for 10 minutes to exfoliate. When finished, wash your hair as you normally do.
To stimulate hair growth
Sea salt is one of the most effective natural remedies against alopecia. This pathology causes hair loss that can leave the skin partially or totally hairless. On washed and still damp hair, sprinkle sea salt and massage it into your scalp for 10 to 15 minutes. Once your message is finished, wash your hair again. By applying this tip twice a week for 2 months, you will be surprised at the results.
For beautiful skin
An exfoliating and softening treatment
Thanks to its rough texture and its richness in minerals, sea salt is to be preferred for a soft and healthy skin. Prepare an exfoliating treatment by carefully mixing coarse salt with 2 tablespoons of coconut oil. Once your scrub is ready, apply it to your skin using circular movements to remove impurities and dead cells. Rinse off using a mild, natural soap.
A soothing face mask
If your skin is sensitive and easily irritated, here’s a soothing and regulating mask that will relieve irritation and reduce inflammation while moisturizing your skin. To prepare it, you will need 2 teaspoons of sea salt and 4 teaspoons of pure honey. Mix the two ingredients carefully and apply the mixture to your face avoiding the eye area and leave on for 10 to 15 minutes. As soon as the application time is over, rinse your face with lukewarm water.
A tonic treatment for the facial skin
If you want to control your sebum production and fight the bacteria responsible for inflammation, sea salt is there for you. Mix 1 teaspoon of sea salt with 120 ml of warm water and pour the mixture into a spray bottle. Spray this saltwater on your face once or twice a day, avoiding the eye area, to keep your skin healthy, prevent rashes such as acne, and to tone and firm it. As a result, your skin texture will be smoother and your complexion more even and luminous.