Salt makes food a million times better, but what about its beauty uses? There are a ton of ways to use salt to your advantage when it comes to achieving a killer beauty look. Take a peek at these fine tips to get the job done right.
Salt can do wonders for tackling a pesky pimple, reducing redness and swelling. Your best sodium defenses lie in combining a quarter teaspoon of salt with a cup of warm water and soaking a cotton ball into the mix. Lightly press and hold onto zit for one minute.
Sexy Beach Waves
Who doesn’t want a head full of hot beach waves? Next time you hit the beach, snatch up some ocean water and transfer it to a spray bottle. Spritz on hair for beachy waves sure to make for a sexy look come spring.
Don’t spend a ton of those fancy exfoliators. Instead, mix together some salt and facial oil, then massage in circular motions. Cleanse skin by rinsing as usual. For a fabulous toner, mix some salt with lukewarm water and gently missed face by sprtizing it from a water bottle. Pat dry.
Sea salt can help soften skin to make it more supple and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. It can also be helpful to reduce oily build-up that clogs pores, and it makes a great exfoliator for dry skin to remove dead surface cells without overdrying, says Wendy Lewis ofBeautyintheBag.com. Better still, salt also has healing properties which can actually speed up the recovery of cuts and scrapes.
“You can make a body scrub from olive oil and salt with a couple of drops of essential oils that work amazingly well to refresh and soften skin for pennies. Use lavender, vanilla, cinnamon, whatever you like to scent it,” says Maggie Cruz of Marinello Schools of Beauty.
Puffy eyes are hardly cute. Utilize some salt to your advantage by creating a cool de-puffer. Mix the salt with hot water. Apply to cotton pads and apply to eye area to reduce lame undereye puffiness.
Foot infection? Ewww! Fill up a shall basin with some hot water and add in a cup of salt. Soak foot for about 30 minutes.
Cool weather is prime time for chapped lips. Create a lip exfoliator by mixing three tablespoons of Epsom salts with a tablespoon of Vaseline, then gently massage mixture into lips to remove dead skin.