Glowing skin AND a greater sense of well-being! Bath salts are being hailed as the next big thing…
It doesn’t matter whether you own a bathtub or not, using bath salts could work wonders for you. Commonly made up of magnesium sulphate or sea salt, bath salts are rich in beneficial minerals and nutrients that are easily absorbed by the body via the pores on your skin. Regular use has shown a decrease in fine lines by plumping the skin and balancing its moisture levels. They can also help to deal with pain and stress. No wonder salts have been used down the ages to treat physical and mental ailments. They’re also inexpensive and easy to use as they can be simply dissolved in warm water.
Sea salt shave ample amount of magnesium, sodium, calcium and potassium and minerals. These minerals are essential for enhancing skin health and function, fighting off skin issues and,at the same time, improving the skin’s natural protective barrier. The coarse crystals of sea salt improve the circulation by stimulating and lifting off dead skin cells. Consistent use can help keep aging at bay by reducing the formation of wrinkles. This is because the minerals in this type of salt bind with water, which enhances the capability of the skin to heal. As a result, the skin retains moisture and this prevents the occurrence of wrinkles inthe future. Truly, it’s the salt of the earth.
Benefits of using bath salts
- They help in minimising muscle pain, stiffand aching joints, arthritis, and skin conditions such as eczema.
- They are very helpful as a balancing mask. Their anti-inflammatory properties balance the production of oil in the skin whilekeeping its layers properly hydrated.
- They are an excellent natural exfoliant as they gently remove dead skin inorder to achieve smoother and moisturised skin.
- They are perfect for a relaxing bath soak. Immersing in bath saltcan restore the skin’s protective barrier that ensures that the skin staysmoisturised.
- They are useful in scalp treatments. They can help in getting rid ofdandruff and also prevent fungal growth.
— The writer is a cosmetologist