The Beautifying Effects of Salt Water on the Skin

The Beautifying Effects of Salt Water on the Skin

The Beautifying Effects of Salt Water on the Skin

Salt Water Skin Care Benefits

What’s the secret ingredient to French Fries……… ‘SALT’. Without salt on your fries, you are practically just eating potatoes and not chips.

But salt is not just a tasty flavoring for food. Salt has many uses. The anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties makes salt a great healing agent for fighting infections on the body.

What do we do when we get a sore throat? We gargle some warm salty water! The salt in the water attaches itself to the infectious cells and draws out the moisture inside the cells, effectively dehydrating them until they are dried up and dead.

When used on the skin, salt can play an even bigger role with your beauty regime. Salt can help make your skin smooth and radiant. Lets find out how!


Taking a dip in the ocean is probably one of the best ways to get your dose of salt medicine. The ocean contains many vital elements that we need: vitamins, trace elements, mineral salts, amino acids, hormonal and bacteriostatic substances that have biological balancing effects, and living microorganisms that secrete antibiotic to help with beautify your skin.

Salt in the treatment of itchy skin, eczema and psoriasis

Salt water baths are excellent for itchy skin, improving eczema outbreaks, and treating psoriasis.

As salt open the pores and draw out toxins, they relieve the irritation and itching. When you finish your bath or shower, spend a few minutes rubbing salt into your skin. The rubbing actually helps improve circulation which is always good but the friction from the salt particles will remove dead skin which is often the source of the itchiness.

Salt for skin exfoliation

When taking a dip in the ocean, the salt in salt water exfoliates the outer surface of the skin, removing dead skin cells and revealing the fresh new cells underneath, which leaves the skin glowing.

Alternatively, for a home exfoliating treatment, you can use a salt scrub mixture during your shower to exfoliate the dead skin cells which dull the skin and leave your skin glowing from head to toe. Salt does not disturb the skin’s natural barrier, however, it does help restore overall mineral balance, which helps the skin to maintain proper moisture.

Salt for fighting infections and inflammations

If you are suffering with a skin infection or inflammation (eg. skin rash, insect bites, small cuts, scraps or dry skin), running it through some warm salt water will help the condition. As the water evaporates, it leaves the salt behind and attaches itself to the surface of infectious cells, drawing the moisture out and killing the cells.

Salt in the treatment of acne

Many research and documented reports have indicated that salt water can help to acne treatment.

Salts help to draw out toxins, microscopic dirt, impurities and kills bacteria that accumulate with oily skin. As it cleanses the skin, it also stimulates skin cells in normal metabolic detoxifying and cleansing processes.

Salt used for healing sore muscles

Salt water baths are great. If you are suffering from ache and pains in your body, the salt water bath will assist with decreasing inflammation, calming nerves and improving your circulation, which may help heal sore muscles and reduce fatigue. Bathing in sea water puts you in contact with waves that are massaging and pulsating, and is full of dissolved gases and rare minerals.

N.B It is important to note that six to seven days after a storm, the saltwater in the ocean can become contaminated and full of unlikely micro-organisms. It maybe wise to stay away from the ocean during this period.

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3 thoughts on “The Beautifying Effects of Salt Water on the Skin

  1. Mayo

    What you put on your skin can either help it or harm it – and the entire body – depending on what’s in the product.

    Therefore, it’s important to consider the ingredients in ALL the products you use – like those on your hair and body as well as your face. 

The best treatments for any age or type skin are not the most expensive ones, but rather gentle ones that are effective – those with the highest-quality ingredients, not the highest price.

    Chemicals are not gentle or effective. In fact, research is showing that a buildup of chemicals on the skin can cause acne, dryness (which leads to prematurely aging skin) and skin cancer.

    With so many manufacturers using chemicals in their products, almost any product – cleansers, moisturizers, shampoos, shaving creams, conditioners, hair gels, sunscreens and makeup – can be causing breakouts on your face and body.


  2. Treatment for Acne

    It is a fact that saltwater has effective cleansing properties. It is the reason why swimming to the sea is most beneficial to the skin. Saltwater has adequate salt content that is proven anti-bacterial and anti-microbial. You have prearranged outstanding inspiration here.

  3. fraxel laser

    Harsh rays of the sun, environmental damage, internal stress and disease all make skin the first victim to fall prey to aging. The skin begins to thin out and loses its ability to repair itself with age. As a result you become prone to fine lines, crow’s feet, laugh lines etc. Drooping eyelids and a sagging jaw line make things worse.
    After using it I fell young like 20 yrs. my daughter in law advises me to use it. it makes my skin so pretty. After use of this I fell fresh and cool.


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