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Salt scrub – natural method for skin exfoliation

Skin exfoliation is one of the steps in skin care. Women who frequently exfoliate their skin know many types of it. One of the methods involves the use of salt. Check what effect such scrub gives and how to use it.

What is salt scrub?

Salt scrub is perceived as a type of mechanical exfoliation. The most important here are its abrasive particles that remove dead skin cells. Different kinds of salt are used, but the most popular of them are: Epsom salt, Dead Sea salt, Himalayan salt.

The main task of any scrub is to remove the dead skin. Other tasks involve:

  • smoothing and softening of the epidermis,
  • lightening discoloration,
  • help in reducing cellulite and stretch marks,
  • preparing for further care,
  • improvement of blood circulation,
  • preventing ingrown hair.

Salt scrub – effects

The scrub has cleansing, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and stimulating effect. If you use it regularly, you will oxygenate and nourish the skin. Salt in this form helps to slow down the aging process of the skin, cleanses pores and prevents the formation of blackheads. What’s more, it provides the skin with necessary ingredients: potassium, magnesium, calcium. Also, salt scrub stimulates the production of collagen and elastin and has anti-cellulite properties. Salt used in a hot bath relaxes, refreshes and soothes the body.

Salt scrub DIY

To prepare the salt scrub you will need: a teaspoon of coconut oil, two teaspoons of Himalayan salt and a few drops of your favorite essential oil. How to prepare it, then? All you need to do it mix all ingredients ands transfer the paste to the jar.

How to use the salt scrub?

Apply a small amount to moistened skin and massage. Pay more attention to your elbows, knees and heels – the skin on those parts is quite thick. Remove the scrub with water and then moisturise the skin. Handmade cosmetics should be used once or twice a week for about 5 to 10 minutes.