Benefits Of Salt Water For Skin (and how to use)

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Heal scrapes with a salt water bath

If you’ve ever heard the expression “throwing salt on a wound” then chances are you’re not too keen on putting salt water anywhere near your scrapes. However, this treatment may prove beneficial for killing off harmful bacteria and speeding up the healing process. Research shows that bathing in magnesium-rich Dead Sea salt improves skin barrier function, enhances skin hydration and reduces inflammation of the skin, which are all things you’ll need if you’ve got a cut or scrape.

Fill your bathtub with warm water and pour in one cup of sea salt. Take the experience to the next level by adding in 10 drops of lavender essential oil. The scent will promote a deep sense of relaxation — you may even feel like you’re in a spa!

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