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

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Sea salt for skin

Salt water made with sea salt or pink Himalayan salt is best. Natural sea salt contains the many minerals that our bodies need, like magnesium, calcium, sodium and potassium. All of these play a role in the health of our skin, allowing cells to communicate with each other and heal issues that crop up. When you don’t have enough of a mineral, you’ll see pesky symptoms such as skin dryness, dullness, irritation and blotchiness. Luckily, sea salt can naturally improve hydration and strengthen the outer layer of the skin to keep you looking healthy.

Pink Himalayan salt for skin

Despite the name, there are actually no salt mines in the Himalayan mountain range. The pink salt slabs come from the Khewra Salt Mine in Pakistan, roughly 300 miles west of the Himalayas. As the second largest salt mine in the world, people have been gathering this commodity for more than 2,000 years. Only in the last decade or so has it become popular in Western culture. The salt is comprised of 95 percent sodium chloride. The rest is a mix of polyhalite and other minerals, which give the salt its characteristic pink hue. Because of the lack of processing, it still contains the beneficial minerals that your skin will love.

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