There will come a time when some of your personal beliefs and assumptions will be tested and refuted; today is one of those days. If I were to tell you that your number one white enemy; the dreaded salt, is actually beneficial when added to your skincare routine I am sure you will be baffled! When we think of salt we think water retention and puffiness, so the idea of using salt in skincare just doesn’t sink in. Salt is rapidly gaining popularity among Korean skin-care brands and it is deemed extremely beneficial for people with acne-prone skin. Here below are 5 amazing benefits of incorporating salt into your beauty routine.
1 || Deep Cleansing
Salt’s antimicrobial properties make it a preferred item to be added to cleansers. Think of salt-spiked foods and how they do not have to be refrigerated because bacteria does not flourish in high-salinity environments. Salt is also incorporated in double cleansing products.
2 || Fighting Blackheads
Salt’s absorbent properties help relieve congested pores. Stubborn blackheads don’t stand a chance in the face of the below product.
3 || Exfoliant
Incorporating salt in exfoliants is probably the most popular usage of salt in skincare whether used for the body or the face. Salt sloughs away dead skin cells and brightens dull complexions and it is proven to improve the skin’s texture with continued usage. Tread carefully when exfoliating the face with a salt-based scrub as the particles can be a little too harsh, thus it is better to use trusted products that use fine granules of salt. Salt facials are another option that is slowly gaining popularity.
4 || Moisturising
Calcium, magnesium, and potassium; the minerals available in salt help in moisturising and firming the skin. Salt-infused moisturisers are incredibly hydrating; it is encouraged to use them alongside retinol products to counteract retinol’s drying effects.
5 || Balancing Effect
Salt-infused products are extremely helpful for acne-prone skin as they balance the skin’s oil levels, they also absorb sebum that clogs pores and contributes to acne. Use balancing toners that include sodium chloride or seawater among their ingredients.