Besides adding flavor in various dishes, sea salt is also great for your skin and hair. Before explaining you how to use it for hair growth and against dandruff, here’s what you should know about it.
What Is Sea Salt?
This type of salt is produced from the natural evaporation of saltwater lakes or seawater. It can contain trace materials such as magnesium, calcium, and potassium, depending on the used source of water.
These elements add color and flavor. It’s because of this that every piece of sea salt is different from the rest – they all have different coarseness level.
Here are some components of sea salt and their health benefits:
1. Calcium. Cleanses pores, strengthens cells, soothes skin cells.
2. Magnesium. Improves cell metabolism.
3. Bromide. Anti-inflammatory properties and healing power.
4. Sodium Chloride. Helps eliminate toxic waste, hydrates skin cells.
5. Zinc. Natural UV rays blocker that enhances cell growth and regeneration.
6. Sulfur. Alleviates symptoms of skin disorders like eczema and psoriasis.
How is Sea Salt Beneficial for Your Hair?
Dandruff is one of the most common hair problems, affecting half of the world population. Some get easily embarrassed when they notice white flakes covering their shoulders. Luckily, you can use sea salt to remove those stubborn dead skin cells. Although the first “solution” you might think of is buying an anti-dandruff shampoo, most of them are not effective, and even contain harmful chemicals for your hair.
We offer you a cheaper, natural, and more effective way to get rid of your annoying dandruff.
First, section your hair and sprinkle one to two teaspoons of this salt onto your scalp. Wet your fingers with some water and massage your scalp for about ten minutes. Wash your hair as always. Besides helping you to remove dandruff, sea salt will also prevent your hair from getting too greasy, thanks to its ability to absorb excess oil.
Moreover, it can also stop fungal growth, provided that all the moisture is sucked away.
Sea salt is also beneficial for improving your thin hair. It will revitalize the hair follicles and improve blood circulation in the scalp, thus stimulating hair growth. Here’s what you need to do:
Wash your hair as always, sprinkle some sea salt onto your scalp, and massage for 10 to 15 minutes. Then, wash it once again. For a beautiful thick hair you’ll need to repeat this hair treatment twice a week for a period of 2 months.
How is Sea Salt Beneficial for Your Skin?
This salt is a great exfoliator. According to experts, to keep your skin healthy and remove any dead skin cells you need to exfoliate your skin once or twice a week. Did you know that the exfoliating treatment in many high-end salons uses exactly this type of salt – sea salt?
For this purpose, you need to take a closer look to the grade of sea salt you plan to use. To prevent redness and damage to your skin, don’t use sea salt with sharp or rough edges. Rub it gently with circular motions.
Another way to use sea salt for your skin is as a natural detoxifier. Mix it with water to get a paste, and then apply it on your skin for 1 minute. Massage as you wash it off. The salt will absorb the toxins from your skin, leaving it clean and fresh.
Other skin benefits of this type of salt are softer skin, antiseptic effects, improved circulation, and fluid retention.
To learn more about sea salt benefits, check out the video below!