5 Ways To Unlock The Beauty Benefits Of Dead Sea Salt
What if your beauty routine was downright Biblical?
That’s exactly what happens to those who take a swim in the Dead Sea. While the name is likely to make you think of the Dead Sea Scrolls, you’ll soon associate these waters with things like youth and beauty. Those who swim these salty waters report that it helps with everything from acne to arthritis. Furthermore, the mineral-rich waters can help your skin, nails, and hair look vibrant and healthy.
Minerals found in Dead Sea salt include zinc and bromide (anti-inflammatory agents that can treat acne and psoriasis), magnesium (a healing agent), sulfur (a natural disinfectant that accelerates hair growth), potassium (a skin moisturizer), calcium (which accelerates nail growth), and iodine.
Unfortunately, most of us can’t easily pack up our bags and take a dip into the Dead Sea. But you can get many of the same benefits from creating your own products with Dead Sea salt you can buy at the grocery store.
Here are five ways to unlock the beauty benefits of Dead Sea salt.
1. Create a Dead Sea salt facial cleanser
Every beauty routine begins with your face. And Dead Sea salt will completely transform how you approach facial care!
By mixing two tablespoons of this salt with one tablespoon of oil, you can create a really top-notch facial cleanser. And by changing up the oils you mix in, you can achieve different effects. For example, lemon essential oil helps add a peeling quality to your cleanse. Just massage your face for a few minutes, wash up, and check out the nearest mirror!
You can even use a quarter glass of Dead Sea salt and lemon juice to create an amazing facial mask. Once you add this salt to your beauty routine, the possibilities are endless!
2. Add Dead Sea salt to your bath
Nothing is quite as relaxing as a warm bath at the end of a long day. Of course, that doesn’t keep us from making those baths even better by using candles and bath bombs to help us relax.
To really take that relaxation to another level, you can mix Dead Sea salt and oils into your bath. Just add 4 tablespoons of Dead Sea salt and no more than seven drops of your favorite oil to the bath to unlock relaxation heaven.
As with facial care, you can achieve different kinds of relaxation by using different oils. A bit of mint can clear up any respiratory problems, for example, while lavender is perfect for pure relaxation.
Just be warned: once you start bathing like this, you may never be able to go back to a normal bath again!
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3. Create a Dead Sea salt body scrub for the shower
While baths are great, you don’t always have time to indulge. However, you can pretty easily add Dead Sea salt to your shower routine as well!
And using it couldn’t be easier. Mix equal parts of Dead Sea salt and olive oil or body wash and gently massage your body. By keeping some Dead Sea salt in your shower, you have a very natural body scrub at hand every time you wash up.
This scrub can help you relax your different muscles and improve your energy levels. And on top of that, a Dead Sea scrub brings all the skincare benefits of your facial routine to the rest of your body!
4. Massage your scalp with Dead Sea salt for soft, dandruff-free hair
We’ve focused quite a bit on Dead Sea salt baths. But did you know the salt by itself offers a powerful way to take care of your hair?
After washing your hair and running a towel through it, all you have to do is add some salt to your scalp and massage the area for about 10 minutes. And after that, rinse your hair thoroughly.
You’ll be amazed at how soft this process makes your hair. And as an added bonus, this process helps fight dandruff better than any over-the-counter shampoo or treatment.
5. Soak your feet with Dead Sea salt to treat toenail fungus
It can be difficult to keep your toenails nice and healthy. And nothing is more frustrating than trying to make your nails look good when you’re fighting a nasty fungal infection.
Fortunately, Dead Sea Salt offers a natural cure to your woes. All you have to do is dip your feet in a tub or container filled with warm water and 1 cup of hydrogen peroxide. Take your feet out of the water and sprinkle two tablespoons of ground Dead Sea salt directly on your wet toenails. Let it stand for 3 minutes. Add 1 1/2 cup of ground Dead Sea salt to the water, and soak your feet for 30 minutes.
After a few of those treatments, your feet will be cleaner and healthier than ever. Just in time for a new coat of paint on those nails!