The common salt, known as table salt, is composed of sodium chloride, that is substance that is a part of a larger class of salts. Sea salt, known as solar salt or bay salt, is the type of salt formed by the evaporation of sea water.
In general salt is very important for people’s life. Saltiness is one of the basic and primary human tastes. It is consumed in cooking every day and throughout the whole world. 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
An outcome of excessively active sebaceous glands on the scalp, which produce too much oil is oily hair. 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. After the first few treatments you will notice the results. Your hair will be healthy without any excess of oil.
The layer formed on the scalp from small pieces of dead skin cells is dandruff. Salt eliminates the existing dandruff flakes and stimulates circulation that is very important for a healthy scalp. 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
Sea salt is beneficial for hair growth. Use sea salt treatment to naturally stimulate hair growth if you suffer from alopecia, i.e. hair loss. Just wash your hair as you normally do. For 10 – 15 minutes massage your wet scalp with sea salt 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. Combine together coarse sea salt with 2 teaspoons of coconut oil and stir well in order to have soft and silky skin. Use this mixture to gently scrub your body in a circular motion which will eliminate all the dead skin cells. When you’re finish scrubbing, wash your body with a shower gel.
Balancing Face Mask
Try the following mask that will soothe your skin and prevent irritations due to its anti-inflammatory components if you have a sensitive and easily irritable skin. It will control the oil secretion and hydrate areas of dry skin. Mix together 4 teaspoons of raw honey and 2 teaspoons of sea salt and apply it 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.
Salt also can be used as a facial toner that will penetrate into your skin pores deeply and cleanse them. It will control the oil production and fight bacteria which will prevent acne. By mixing one teaspoon of sea salt with 4 ounces of warm water and pour the mixture in a spray bottle make your homemade facial toner. Spray this mixture once or twice a day to clean and dry skin. Make sure you avoid the eyes.