Hey, my beauties!
Surely you all must be ready to beat the heat? I was just going through some easy to do recipes for different skin and hair woes when I stumbled across these simple and effective treatments. The best part? The main ingredient is your sea salt or even your plain kitchen salt, both of which have some amazing beauty benefits. So without wasting time, try out these extremely easy recipes for a rejuvenated and clear skin.
1. Balancing mask for skin
Mix two teaspoons of well ground sea salt with four teaspoons of raw honey to create a spreadable paste. Apply evenly on clean skin and let stand for 10 minutes. Then, lay a warmed washcloth on your face for 30 seconds and gently exfoliate in a circular motion using your fingers. Rinse thoroughly.
Benefits: The anti-inflammatory properties of salt and honey work like magic to soothe the skin and to calm breakouts and irritation. They also help to balance oil production and retain hydration in the layers of skin. The minerals in sea salt also bring back the lost zing to your dull skin.
2. A facial toner for overactive oil glands
Mix one teaspoon sea salt with 500 ml of warm water in a small spray bottle until the salt is dissolved. Mist on clean, dry skin; avoid eye area. Use daily or twice daily.
Benefits: Salt helps in cleansing the pores deeply, balancing oil and sebum production and thwarts the growth of bacteria that can instigate breakouts and acne. This toner serves as a perfect solution to irritated skin fighting against summers.
3. Invigorating Body Scrub
Mix together a half cup salt, a quarter-cup pure aloe vera juice or gel and a quarter-cup oil (your choice!), one tablespoon dried lavender flowers and 10 drops of a relaxing essential oil. Apply this thick paste in the shower with a washcloth, loofah, or the palms of your hands, gently scrubbing your skin in a circular motion.
Benefits: Salt is a skin-softening exfoliant that restores and tones the texture of the skin. Aloe vera hydrates, heals, and aids skin cell turnover while lavender is a natural antiseptic that increases circulation. The essential oil rejuvenates your tired senses.
4. Softening skin polisher
Mix a quarter-cup salt and a half-cup olive oil, almond oil or softened coconut oil into a thick paste. If desired, you can add 10 drops of your favorite essential oil. Apply during bathing and gently scrub your skin in a circular motion.
Benefits: The gentle natural exfoliation of salt granules sloughs off dead skin and gives a polished look. It also has minerals to soften skin and restore hydration. The oils impart luster and softness to the skin.
5. Anti-dandruff scalp treatment
Part your hair and sprinkle one to two teaspoons of salt on your scalp. Using wet fingers, massage your scalp gently and thoroughly for 10 to 15 minutes. Wash and condition your hair with your favorite products. The results will be immediate.
Benefits: Salt helps loosen and remove existing flakes while stimulating circulation for a healthy scalp. The ingredient also absorbs excess oil and moisture to prevent fungal growth and inhibit the root of dandruff.
Hope you reap the benefits of these wonderful recipes which cost so less but yield amazing results.
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3 thoughts on “5 Must-Try Beauty Recipes using Salt”
It’s a helpful article Ahana. 🙂
where can I get raw.honey
Organic raw honey can be bought online or in some high end department stores.