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We know how bizarre this hack sounds, right? Washing your face with salt water is unheard of, but you will be shocked to know that this simple trick works wonders for your skin. It can rejuvenate and repair the appearance of your skin, hair, and nails.
Here are some of the most important benefits of washing your face with salt water:
Salt water naturally absorbs bacteria in the skin. It also tightens the skin to reduce pores, and sucks pore-clogging oil and toxins out of the skin. Eventually, this action helps to reduce breakouts and you get clear and glowing skin.
Skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, and even excessive dryness, are uncomfortable, unattractive, and potentially painful. Regularly washing your skin with salt water can get rid of these skin conditions, leaving your skin feeling silky soft and smooth. Sea salt includes vital healing minerals such as potassium, calcium, and magnesium. It also sucks toxins out of the skin to eliminate a myriad skin conditions in an effortless manner.
Salt water acts as a facial toner, and is often used to shrink the pores, remove oil from the skin, making your skin feel smooth and refreshed. Every time you wash your face and before you apply your daily makeup, spritz your face with a salt water mix to keep your skin oil-free all day long.
Salt is an excellent natural exfoliant. It sloughs off dead skin cells, rejuvenates, brightens, tightens, and softens the skin for an overall smooth skin tone.
If you don’t have sensitive skin, then you can incorporate sea salt into your skincare routine. One of the benefits of salt water for skin is that it aids in skin cell turnover, and makes your skin softer and smoother.
Since it is great at absorption, salt acts as a natural detoxifier. It sucks out the harmful toxins and bacteria absorbed by the skin, giving you young and glowing skin.
It not only removes excess oil from the skin, but also hydrates and nourishes the skin. Using salt in facial masks helps to balance oil production and moisture in the skin.
“To make a salt water solution, take four cups of distilled or boiled (for at least 20 minutes) water with two teaspoons of non-iodized salt, an airtight storage container with a lid, such as a bottle and a mixing utensil. To make a small batch of the solution, you can use one cup of water with a half teaspoon of salt. First, wash your hands thoroughly and sterilize the container and mixing utensil, by using a dishwasher or boiling them in water. Then, pour the water into the container, mix in the salt and stir until completely dissolved. Let the mixture cool down, before use,” advises Dr Nivedita Dadu, a celebrity dermatologist and founder and chairman of Dadu Medical Centre.
So ladies, ditch those fancy-schmancy creams and start to use salt water. Your skin will thank you!