The table salt everyone uses is actually sodium chloride of a larger salt class. Sea salt on the other hand, is a type of salt formed by sea water evaporation. This type of salt is healthiest for us, and besides giving our food a nice flavor, it also has numerous beauty benefits. Adding pure sea salt in beauty products can do wonders for your skin and hair, and resolve numerous problems you might be facing.
Here’s how sea salt can help you treat hair problems:
– Oily hair
Oily hair is a result of excess oil production by the sebaceous glands. In order to resolve the problem, add 2-3 tablespoons of sea salt in your shampoo and wash your hair with it, and you will notice the result after just a few tries.
– Hair growth
The sea salt is very beneficial for the growth of the hair. If you suffer from hair loss you can use this salt to stimulate the growth of the hair. Wash the hair as normally and massage the wet scalp with salt for ten to fifteen minutes and wash the hair again. Do it 2 times a week for two months and the results will be amazing.
– Anti-dandruff treatment
When dead skin cells form a layer on the scalp this is called dandruff. The salt can stimulate circulation and eliminate the dandruff flakes. Also, it will protect the scalp from fungal infections. Divide your hair into sections, then add 1-2 tsp. of salt on your scalp and massage with wet fingers for about minutes. Wash the hair as you usually do.
– Softening body-scrub
The salt can provide many benefits for your skin as well. You should mix sea salt with 2 teaspoons of coconut oil. Scrub the body gently with this mixture. This will eliminate the dead skin cells. Then, just wash your body with shower gel.
– Balancing face-mask
If your skin is sensitive and easily irritable, this mask can help you to prevent irritations due to its powerful anti-inflammatory properties. It hydrates the dry skin areas and controls the secretion of oil.
You should mix 2 teaspoons of sea salt and 4 teaspoons of raw honey. Apply this mixture to a clean and dry skin (make sure to avoid the eye area) and let it stand for 10-15 minutes. Then, rinse with warm water.
– Facial tone
The salt can be used as a facial toner. It will penetrate into the skin pores, cleaning them. Salt controls the oil production and fights bacteria. Combine 1 tsp. of sea salt with 4oz of warm water and put the mixture in a spray bottle. Spray your face 1-2 times a day, but avoid the eyes.