The table salt mainly consists of sodium chloride which is a part of a bigger salt class. On the other hand, sea salt is a result of the sea water evaporation.
Salt is very common and important in our everyday life. We add it to food, but we also use its beneficial properties for the hair and skin.
Here is how to use salt as a skin product:
-- Balancing face-mask
This facial mask is especially beneficial if you have easily irritable and sensitive skin, prone to inflammation, as it moisturizes the skin and regulates the oil secretion.
You should mix 2 teaspoons of sea salt with 4 teaspoons of raw honey, and apply the mask on a dry skin. Leave it to act for 10-15 minutes, and rinse.
-- Softening body-scrub
Mix sea salt with 2 teaspoons of coconut oil, and scrub the body with it in order to remove dead skin cells. Then, wash the body with your usual shower gel.
-- Facial tone
This facial toner enters deeply in the skin pores and cleanses them, regulating the oil production and preventing bacteria. Just combine a teaspoon of sea salt and 4oz of warm water in a spray bottle and spray it on a clean, dry skin.
When it comes to hair health, this is how to use salt:
-- Hair growth
Salt can stimulate hair growth, so it is extremely useful if you suffer from hair loss. Wash the hair as usually, and then massage the wet scalp with salt for 10-15 minutes. Then, wash it off again, and repeat twice a week for 2 months.
-- Anti-oily hair
The oily hair is a result of the excessive activity of the sebaceous glands of the scalp. Yet, if you mix 2-3 tablespoons of salt in your shampoo and wash the hair, after a few treatments, your hair will regain its natural shine and won’t be excessively oily.
-- Anti-dandruff treatment
The dandruff is a layer of small dead skin cell pieces on the scalp, but salt boosts circulation, so it effectively removes the dandruff flakes. It also prevents fungal growth. A
ll you need to do is to divide the hair into sections and massage the scalp with 2 teaspoons of salt for 10 minutes. Rinse.