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Salt In Your Skincare || Explore It’s 5 Amazing Benefits!

salt skincare

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. 

 

salt skincare

 

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.

 

Blithe’s Anti-Polluaging
Blithe’s Anti-Polluaging Himalayan Pink Salt Cleansing Water

 

innisfree Purifying Facial Cleanser
innisfree Purifying Facial Cleanser

 

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.

 

Tony Moly Egg Pore Blackhead Steam Balm
Tony Moly Egg Pore Blackhead Steam Balm

 

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.

 

La Mer Replenishing Oil Exfoliator
La Mer Replenishing Oil Exfoliator

 

Lush Ocean Salt Scrub
Lush Ocean Salt Scrub

 

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.

 

Peach & Lily Matcha Pudding Antioxidant Cream
Peach & Lily Matcha Pudding Antioxidant Cream

 

The Face Shop Dr. Belmeur
The Face Shop Dr. Belmeur Daily Repair Ato Salt Cream

 

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.

 

Laneige Fresh Calming Toner
Laneige Fresh Calming Toner

 

Kora Organics
Kora Organics Balancing Rose Mist