Skin disasters manifest in many forms, but perhaps one of the most dreaded ones is the formation of acne. When acne strikes, you’ll most likely feel that you’re having a bad day.
Rest assured, though, that this condition is very manageable, even for the least experienced beauty enthusiast. There’s no need to register for a skincare tutorial to learn how to get rid of this unpleasant skin issue. Got some sea salt in a kitchen cupboard? If so, you can be sure that your acne worries will be over in no time.
There’s little doubt that most households have sea salt stored somewhere in their kitchen, as this common ingredient has become indispensable for both cooking and cleaning. Less well known, perhaps, are the benefits of incorporating sea salt into your skincare routine.
Sea salt differs from ordinary salt in its composition. Its minerals comprise sodium, calcium, magnesium and potassium, which benefit the skin by improving cellular communication and function. It also has anti-bacterial properties, minimising bacteria growth that causes breakouts and pimples.
However, that doesn’t mean you should start rubbing this compound into your skin. Check out these simple steps to find out the proper way of applying sea salt for the best skincare results.
Toners are crucial components of any skincare regime. Their primary purpose is to remove excess oil that sticks to the skin, especially on the face. Using sea salt as a toner should mean that you have cleaner pores. In turn, this maintains a healthy balance of oil and skin bacteria, so you’ll have fewer acne breakouts.
Dilute a teaspoon of sea salt in four ounces of lukewarm water. Check that the salt crystals have completely dissolved before transferring the solution into a container.
Once the solution is ready, apply it gently to your skin, focusing on dry areas. Apply the mixture twice or three times a day, taking care to avoid the eyes.
Acne mostly appears on the face but isn’t limited to this area. At times, the skin on your back, upper arms and other regions are also affected. That is why skin exfoliation shouldn’t stop at the face.
Sloughing off dead skin is an essential part of any skincare regimen. Luckily, sea salt has more to give in this regard. The minerals present in sea salt are enough to help soften the skin’s texture and support better hydration levels as a whole.
Mix a quarter cup of sea salt with half a cup of coconut oil or olive oil. Continue mixing them until a thick paste develops.
If you wish to introduce a hint of fragrance, add a few drops of your preferred essential oil into the paste.
Apply this mixture when you’re showering using a loofah or washcloth or just the palms of your hands.
Alternatively, you can take half a cup of sea salt with a quarter cup of aloe vera gel or juice. Add in some drops of lavender oil and some dried lavender flowers before working the mixture into a thick paste-like consistency for a rejuvenating body scrub.
When applied as a mask, the anti-inflammatory properties of finely ground sea salt help reduce skin irritation and acne breakouts.
Start by mixing a couple of teaspoons of sea salt with four of raw honey. Apply this mixture to the face, ensuring that you keep it away from your eyes. Apply using gentle, circular strokes to help exfoliation.
Leave the product on the skin for fifteen minutes before washing off with lukewarm water.
It’s essential to note that you should always wash your face with a gentle cleanser before applying the sea salt mixture. Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands and keep in mind that you should only use sea salt, rather than any other salt, to treat acne concerns, especially during flare-ups.
Acne is never good news. Knowing the underlying causes of acne formation is the first step to treating this skin problem. Managing outbreaks at an early stage will also help you achieve clear skin. Sea salt remedies play an important role in this management process.
Vinci Aesthetics is here to help you with any skincare problems. We will help you identify your skin’s needs and advise you on our range of treatments and procedures. We offer a free consultation to all new clients. Get in touch and book an appointment today!