01/12Beauty benefits of salt you need to keep in mind

Beauty benefits of salt you need to keep in mind

More often than not we're often warned against using too much salt in our food. Not only can it be bad for our health but it can even lead to skin problems like inflammation and puffiness. While all of this might be true, were you aware that you could use salt in your beauty routine to actually extract multiple benefits from it? Yes, salt can actually have quite a few beauty benefits for your skin, hair and nails. Here are a few natural beauty and skincare products you can conjure up by yourself by including salt in them. Take a look.

by Alisha Alam
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02/12Nail Brightening Treatment

Nail Brightening Treatment

Soaking your nails in a bit of salt can make it strong and give you soft cuticles. With the right ingredients, you can get bright and healthy nails in no time. Blend together a teaspoon each of salt, baking soda and lemon juice. Add the mixture to warm water in a tiny bowl. Soak your nails in for at least 10 minutes. Don't forget to moisturise one you wash it well. This blend is also a great remedy if you have yellow stains on your nails.

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03/12Anti-Dandruff Treatment

Anti-Dandruff Treatment

If you have a bad case of dandruff, salt can help treat the issues by loosening and removing flakes. It also helps to stimulate circulation in order to achieve a healthy scalp. Salts also protect the scalp by absorbing excess oil and moisture in order to prevent fungal growth. Sprinkle a few teaspoons of salt on your scalp. With wet fingers gently massage your scalp for about 15 minutes. Next, wash your hair thoroughly with shampoo and conditioner.

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04/12Facial Toner

Facial Toner

Applying salt on your skin can do a world of good. It helps to unclog your pores and tackle bacteria that cause acne and bad breakouts. Salt also helps to balance out how much oil your skin produces. All you have to do is add a teaspoon of sea salt to warm water in a spray bottle. Then let it all completely dissolve before you use it. Mist the mixture all over your face, but keep away from the eyes. This is especially good for people with dry skin. You can use it twice a day.

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05/12Mouthwash

Mouthwash

Salt also acts as a disinfectant which helps kill bacteria which causes bad breath and gingivitis.

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06/12Scalp Treatment for Dandruff

Scalp Treatment for Dandruff

Salt helps remove the scalp’s dry flakes and makes it feel healthier. It also helps in absorbing excess oil and moisturizes the scalp in a way that it prevents fungal growth and inhibits the root of dandruff.

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07/12Teeth Whitening

Teeth Whitening

Just as baking soda helps our teeth in whitening, so does salt. It helps remove stains and brightens the teeth. Since it contains a natural source of fluroids, it is an added advantage for teeth and gums.

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08/12Salt Bath

Salt Bath

One of the easiest things you can do with salt is to soak your skin in saltwater. Fill your tub with warm water and then add one-third cup salt to it. Make sure that the salt dissolves well in the water. Then soak in the tub for a good 15-30 minutes before rinsing with normal water. The salt will absorb all the dirt, grime and oil from your skin to give you smooth, soft and radiating skin.

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09/12Balancing Mask

Balancing Mask

Take two tablespoons of ground sea salt and mix it with four tablespoons of raw honey to create a paste. Apply this paste to your skin and let it sit for a good 15-20 minutes. Soak a washcloth in warm water and put it on your face for 30 seconds. Take the cloth off and gently exfoliate your skin in a circular motion. Rinse your skin with water afterwards.

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10/12Facial Toner

Facial Toner

Salt can play a major role in cleaning your pores, balancing oil production in your skin and getting rid of bacteria that cause acne and irritation. Take one tablespoon of sea salt and mix it with four ounces of warm water. Once the mixture dissolves pour it into a spraying bottle. Mist it on your skin once or twice a day for best results.

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