Natural Sea Salt for Skincare
We've all had skin problems of some sort or another. Dry, flaky skin; oily, acne-prone skin; rashes and allergic reactions. Many of us have had slightly more serious skin conditions as a result of not taking proper care of our skin, and we ultimately have to grapple with the inevitable wrinkles and loss of elasticity that comes with aging. We turn to lotions and creams, often spending hundreds of dollars on them only to find they do not work in the long run.
Taking a bath once or twice a week can treat both common and more serious skin disorders, and even reduce the signs of aging. It's an inexpensive, enjoyable way to pamper yourself, with lasting results. Adding natural sea salts to your bath (in the form of bath salts) is a wonderful way to treat your skin. Bath salts come in a wide variety of colors and scents, and you can mix and match them to create the perfect bath for you.
Seawater is where all life originates. Our bodies contain the same concentrations of minerals and nutrients as the sea, and natural sea salt stabilizes the natural balance inside of us. Sea salt stabilizes blood pressure, balances sugar levels in the blood, improves nerve cell “communication” and information processing, aids in the absorption of nutrients, prevents muscle cramping, and gets rid of sinus congestion – to name a few.
Bath salts contain many valuable nutrients and minerals that are naturally found in the sea. The warm water in your bathtub opens your pores, so your skin can absorb the nutrients effectively. As you soak in your bath, sea salts draw impurities from the innermost layers of the skin, detoxifying and cleansing all at once. Bathing using sea salt makes your skin softer and more supple than you ever would have imagined, and over time, can reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and cellulite. Bathing in sea salts moisturizes dry, chapped skin, and balances oily skin.
Sea salt contain calcium, known for its health effects on bones and teeth but seldom known for its ability to deep-clean the pores in our skin. Sea salt also contains bromide, a mineral known for soothing the skin. Potassium aids in the reduction of water retention, and iodine regulates metabolic processes on a cellular level. These and a host of other minerals condition the skin from the inside out, helping it grow stronger and more resilient, and able to defend against the harmful effects of sun exposure, a dry climate, and stress.
Take a bath once or twice a week for a month and pay attention to the condition of your skin. It will be softer, smoother, and more balanced than ever before.