Sea salt has many uses, it is not only used for cooking,but it can be also beneficial for your skin and hair.
Let’s find out something more about sea salt.
What Is Sea Salt?
Sea salt is produced from the natural evaporation of saltwater lakes or seawater. It usually contains trace materials such as magnesium, calcium, and potassium, depending on the source of water.
These elements add color and flavor to sea salt. Due to the different elements that can be found in sea salt, every piece of sea salt is different from the rest – they all have different coarseness level.
Here are some components of sea salt and their health benefits:
1. Calcium. Cleanses pores, strengthens cells, soothes skin cells.
2. Magnesium. Improves cell metabolism.
4. Sodium Chloride. Helps eliminate toxic waste, hydrates skin cells.
5. Zinc. Natural UV rays blocker that enhances cell growth and regeneration.
Sea Salt is Good for Your Hair
Nearly half of the world’s population is affected by this very common and unpleasant hair problem- dandruff. A lot of people get embarrassed when they notice white flakes on their shoulders. Of course, the first thing that comes to your mind is buying an anti-dandruff shampoo which can not only be ineffective, but it is also packed with harmful chemicals.
Luckily, we offer you another solution and that is using sea salt to get rid of dandruff.
First, you need to section your hair and sprinkle one or two teaspoons of sea salt onto your scalp. Then, wet your fingers with water and massage your scalp for about ten minutes. Wash your hair as you usually do. This will also prevent your hair from getting too greasy, thanks to the ability of sea salt to absorb excess oil. Moreover, it can also stop fungal growth.
Sea salt is also beneficial for improving thin hair. It also stimulates hair growth by revitalizing hair follicles and improving blood circulation in the scalp. Simply follow these rules:
First, wash your hair. Then, sprinkle some sea salt onto your scalp, and massage it for 10 to 15 minutes. After this, wash your hair once again. Repeat this hair treatment twice a week for a period of 2 months and you will notice how your hair will become ticker.
Sea Salt is Good for Your Skin
Sea salt is a great exfoliator. Experts say that if you want to keep your skin healthy and remove dead skin cells, you need to exfoliate it once or twice a week. A lot of salons use sea salt in their exfoliating treatments. So, make your own treatment at home instead of wasting your money in salons on expensive exfoliating treatments.
First of all, take a closer look at the grade of sea salt that you plan to use. Don’t use sea salt with sharp or rough edges because you can cause redness or you can damage your skin. Rub it gently with circular motions.
Another way to use sea salt, is as a natural detoxifier. Mix some sea salt with water to make a paste, apply it on your skin and leave it on for 1 minute. Massage as you wash it off. The sea salt will absorb the toxins from your skin, leaving it clean and fresh.