How to Use Salt as a Beauty Treatment

When using salt as a facial beauty treatment, be careful so it doesn’t get it in your eyes because it can cause irritation.
How to Use Salt as a Beauty Treatment
Elisa Morales Lupayante

Reviewed and approved by the pedagogue in physical education and nutritionist Elisa Morales Lupayante.

Last update: 15 December, 2022

The many uses and benefits of salt that you can add to your daily beauty routine might surprise you. The fact is that salt has many benefits that your skin will thank you for. In this article, we’ll tell you all the things that salt can do for your skin and how to use it to make a fantastic beauty treatment! 

Salt’s properties that can improve your appearance

As we mentioned above, salt has a wide variety of applications that can enhance our beauty regimen, especially when it’s used on the skin.

As a scrub

After bathing and while the skin is still wet, sprinkle a bit of salt on your hands and then gently rub it on your arms and legs. Massaging with salt will help remove dead skin cells and improve blood circulation.

As a facial toner

A woman with smooth skin.
You can also try the following trick to reduce the appearance of oily skin. Put some warm water in a spray bottle and add a tablespoon of sea salt. Dissolve the salt and make sure it’s not too hot before spraying a bit on your face, avoiding your eyes. Then, gently towel dry your face.

Puffy eyes

Mix a tablespoon of sea salt in a bowl of hot water. Dip a cotton cloth in the water, lie down, and apply the cloth to your eyes for at least 10 minutes. Make sure you don’t open your eyes to avoid irritation. Rinse well with cold water.

As a foot bath

A woman soaking her feet.
After a long day at work, we always come home with tired feet. The good news is that salt might be the solution to fatigue and heel pain. All you need to do is add three or four tablespoons of salt to hot water. Soak your feet in the salt bath until the water cools.

To prevent dandruff

Salt is great when it comes to fighting dirt and grease. For this treatment, we recommend that you check your scalp carefully to make sure you don’t have any small cuts or scrapes.

Then, take a salt shaker into the shower with you and, before you shampoo your hair, sprinkle a little salt on your head and massage it gently onto your scalp. It’s important to be gentle so that the salt doesn’t scrape your scalp and cause small wounds, which can be very painful.

This article may interest you: 10 Effective Natural Remedies for Dandruff

Removing hairspray

Salt can be useful when we realize we’ve got a lot of hairspray or another product in our hair. Mix a cup of Epsom salt into a liter of water and a cup of lemon juice and let sit for 24 hours. The next day, work the liquid through your hair while it’s completely dry. Leave on for 20 minutes and then wash as usual.

Something more “sophisticated”

Whiskey and salt beauty treatment

This beauty treatment uses salt, whiskey, coconut, palm oils, and wheat. It helps improve skin tone and keeps your hair healthy and smooth. It’s especially beneficial for men, although women also use it.

Salt and champagne therapy

This beauty treatment is made with salt from the mountains, champagne (or sparkling wine), and coconut and palm oils. You can add cedar scents to stimulate blood circulation and reduce cellulite, as well as relieve fluid retention. It helps restore skin tissues, thus reducing the signs of aging.

Salt and wine therapy

This is an excellent antioxidant. Just like the champagne and salt therapy, it’s great for preventing premature aging. It also helps restore tissues and strengthens the cardiovascular system. It’s made of mountain salts, red wine, and coconut and palm oils.

We hope you’ve enjoyed this article on how to make a beauty treatment with salt!

All cited sources were thoroughly reviewed by our team to ensure their quality, reliability, currency, and validity. The bibliography of this article was considered reliable and of academic or scientific accuracy.

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