Benefits of Himalayan Salt for Your Skin

In order to get beautiful problem free skin, we spend so much on buying expensive skin care products which claim to be very effective for our skin.

​But, most of these products fail to deliver what they have promised. Moreover, most of the commercial skin care products are full of chemicals and harmful ingredients that can cause serious skin conditions.

So, why use such products when nature has blessed us with so many things that can do wonders for our skin.

 But unfortunately, most of us are unaware about the benefits of such natural products.

​Here in this article, we are going to talk about one of such natural products that nature has given us along with its wonderful benefits for the skin. And that is Himalayan pink salt which is a nature’s gift for us.

 It is hand mined from Khewra salt mines in Pakistan. It is the purest, unrefined and chemical free salt.

It is trending in wellness industry due to its purity and mineral rich content.

Even, a lot of natural beauty enthusiast have started using this amazing salt in beauty products for its amazing skin benefits. So, let’s find out some of the great benefits of Himalayan salt for the skin.

​Himalayan Salt as Bath Salt:

You probably know about the nutritional value of pink Himalayan salt, but you may not know that it is also very beneficial for your skin as well. Himalayan salt contains 84 minerals and trace elements that are essential for our body and skin.

 It fulfills the mineral requirement of our body. When used as bath salt, it not only rejuvenates your skin but also helps to reduce symptoms of many skin conditions.

When you soak your body in bath tub with Himalayan salt in it, then all these minerals get absorbed in your skin. It rejuvenates the body and relieves muscle cramps.

Fights Acne:

Acne is a very common problem especially among young people. Himalayan salt is of great help for such people.

​Its anti-septic and disinfecting properties make it ideal to treat acne. It helps to reduce breakouts by killing bacteria.

 For this, add any essential oil most preferably tea tree oil, due to its anti-septic properties, in Himalayan salt and add aloe Vera gel to make a paste and topically apply it on affected areas of your skin.

Regular use will remove acne and fade away acne scars.

Makes Your Skin Clean:

Commercially available cleansers can be really harmful for your skin due to their chemicals.

 An amazing natural and chemical free alternative to such cleansers is Himalayan pink salt. It cleanses, detoxifies, exfoliates and maintains the skin pH level. You can use it as a scrub to get clear and healthy skin.

To make the scrub, simply add any essential oil that suits your skin, honey, a few drops of lemon juice in Himalayan salt and use it to scrub your face.

Gets Rid of Oily Skin:

Himalayan salt absorbs all the extra oil of your face and maintains the oil balance in your skin. It unclogs pores and removes dirt and oil from your face. By applying it on your face can make it less shiny and clean.

Tones Uneven Skin:

Uneven skin tone looks very unpleasant. Himalayan salt’s mineral rich content can be really helpful in improving your skin tone by maintaining the skin pH level.

You can use it as toner by simply adding 1 tablespoon of Himalayan salt in a cup of filtered water and spraying that solution on clean face regularly.

Reduces wrinkles and age spots:

Who doesn’t want to look young and beautiful always? Well, Himalayan salt can help you to look young by reducing wrinkles and age spots on your face.

Use it by adding rose water and a few drops of vitamin E oil in it to make a paste and applying it on a clean and dry face to get wrinkle free skin that glows naturally.

Alleviates Eczema Symptoms:

Eczema is a skin condition in which red itchy blisters appear on skin. In severe cases it can be very painful.

Himalayan salt can be helpful in relieving eczema symptoms due to its anti-septic and disinfecting nature.

It is alkaline in nature due to which it can relieve pain. It can help in the healing process by releasing water from blisters.

Use as Deodorant:

No one wants to smell bad in public and commercially available antiperspirants can be the cause of breast cancer.

In this case, nothing could be better than using a natural deodorant to stay fresh and pleasant. Himalayan salt is an amazing deodorant and helps in absorbing sweat and masking bad odor.

You can either use Himalayan deo stick or can easily make your own deodorant at home

Relieves Insect bites and Wounds:

Insect bites can be really painful and uncomfortable. Simply placing paste of Himalayan salt with water over insect bites can relieve the pain and swelling.

 This miraculous salt can also disinfect your wounds and speed up the healing process as well.

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