The common salt, also known as table salt, is mainly composed of sodium chloride, which is a chemical substance that is a part of a larger class of salts. Furthermore, sea salt, also known as bay salt or solar salt, is the type of salt formed by the evaporation of sea water.
Salt is very important for people’s lives in general. Indeed, one of the basic and primary human tastes is saltiness. Salt is used and consumed in cooking every day and throughout the whole world. However, not many people know its beauty benefits. Indeed, putting salt in some beauty products can really do miracles for your hair and skin.
Using Salt for Hair
Oily hair is an outcome of excessively active sebaceous glands on the scalp, which produce too much oil. Luckily, you can solve this annoying issue 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 actually the layer formed on the scalp from small pieces of dead skin cells. Salt stimulates circulation that is very important for a healthy scalp and eliminates the existing dandruff flakes. It also protects 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
Not many people know that sea salt is beneficial 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.
Using Salt for Skin
Softening Body Scrub
Salt is also beneficial for skin care and health. All you need to do in order to have soft and silky skin is to combine together coarse sea salt with 2 teaspoons of coconut oil and stir well. Then, use this mixture to gently scrub your body in a circular motion which will eliminate all the dead skin cells. After you’re done scrubbing, wash your body with a shower gel.
Balancing Face Mask
If you have a sensitive and easily irritable skin, try the following mask that will soothe your skin and prevent irritations due to its anti-inflammatory components. It will control the oil secretion and hydrate areas of dry skin. Just mix together 2 teaspoons of sea salt and 4 teaspoons of raw honey. Apply the mixture to a dry and clean skin, except for the eye area, and keep it for 10-15 minutes. Then, rinse your face with warm water.
You can also use salt as a facial toner which will penetrate into your skin pores deeply and cleanse them. Also, it will control the oil production and fight bacteria which will prevent acne. Make your homemade facial toner by mixing one teaspoon of sea salt with 4 ounces of warm water and pour the mixture in a spray bottle. Spray this mixture once or twice a day to clean and dry skin. Make sure you avoid the eyes.