Wellness and health tip: Sea salt
Too much salt in food should be avoided, but for the skin sea salt is very healthy. Many minerals and trace elements are important nutrients that are contained in the salt. Here are a few tips on how to do cosmetic sea salt treatments well at home. Such treatments are even nicer when you can pamper yourself in our spa. Share your experience with us for a chance to win 2 spa admissions.
Sea salt contains magnesium, calcium, iron, sulphur, bromine and potassium. Trace elements such as iodine, selenium, manganese and zinc are also found. Salt from the Dead Sea is particularly enriched with minerals and is therefore in great demand in the cosmetic sector. Ordinary table salt is not suitable for cosmetic use, as it is largely lacking in minerals. Even our grandmothers knew about the healing and cosmetic effects of salt.
Use of sea salt
- Is effective against impure skin (acne, pimples and blackheads)
- Is effective against wrinkles: Salt smooths out wrinkles and is thus an anti-aging agent. After one application, the skin glows and looks younger.
- Promotes blood circulation and regeneration of the skin.
- Helps against itching
- Has an anti-inflammatory effect on psoriasis, acne and neurodermatitis
- Promotes wound healing (caution with open wounds)
- Salt peelings to remove dead skin cells
- Salt bath: Add 1 - 2 cups of sea salt to the bathtub while the water is running and bathe for a maximum of 10 minutes.
- Salt mask: Mix 2 teaspoons of salt with a little water and honey, apply and leave on for a quarter of an hour. Then wash off the face and apply a good cream afterwards.
- Visit brine bath. Good for skin diseases, colds, rheumatism and gout.
- Steam bath with sea salt: Helps with colds and impure skin.
Grandmother's home remedies On the Internet we have found a few tips with salt, whose application already knew our grandmothers.
Gargle with salt water This time-honored home remedy for sore throats is guaranteed to work. Add a teaspoon of salt to a glass of warm water and let the salt dissolve. Then gargle the warm salt water extensively.
Salt water for bad breath Since salt has antiseptic properties, it is also suitable as a remedy for bad breath. Mix equal parts of salt and baking soda. Gargle with a sip of water and the mixture and get rid of any bad breath.
Salt for bee stings Moisten the sting with saliva as soon as possible and sprinkle salt on it. This will have an antiseptic effect and help with the pain.
Baking soda and salt for whiter teeth We were amazed when we read this. Mix finely grated salt and baking soda in the ratio of 1:2 with little water and brush your teeth with this mixture. Not only does it make them clean, it also makes them brighter.
Salt water for puffy eyes Dissolve a teaspoon of salt in warm water and use it to wash out your eyes or place soaked cotton pads on your eyes.
Salt Bath for Tired Feet Wonderfully soothing after a long hike or a hard day on your feet. Put some salt in a bowl of warm water and bathe the feet in it for a few minutes. Then place the feet briefly in a bowl of cold water. This procedure should be repeated a few times. The tired feet are regenerated in this way.