We understand acne breakouts are one of the most annoying occurrences in your lives. Your skin pores block owing to several reasons and those unsightly bumps appear on your skin. You use a number of chemical acne removal products that bring a slew of other side effects with them so why don’t you try some natural products and sea salt is one of the best.
How sea salt fights acne
It is widely used as a natural and an effective acne treatment that fights them with is superb antimicrobial properties. Many people realize a difference, a reduction in their acne breakout after they swim at the beach. This happens because of the presence of sea salt in the water that is a natural astringent, a good source of skin vital nutrients and has antimicrobial properties.
As soon as sea salt comes in contact with your skin, it creates hypertonic environment. A process called osmosis takes place, as sea salt makes water diffuse out of the acne bacteria. The bacteria die of dehydration, and he astringent property of sea salt contracts the skin and pushes out oil, bacteria and dead skin cells out of the skin pores and you get rid of your acne breakout.
- Sea salt mask for acne
You need hot water and sea salt for making this mask and you can choose one or two of these – mango, Aloe Vera, egg yolk, apple cider vinegar, melon, oatmeal, milk, pineapple, pear, peach, papaya, yogurt, grapes, dates, strawberry, rosewater, and figs. Apply the mask on a clean face and let it sit for 15 minutes. Rinse it off and apply a good moisturizer in the end.
- Sea salt bath
If it is not your face acne is affecting but your entire body, a sea salt bath is what you must consider. Add 1 or 2 cups of sea salt to the water in your bathtub and soak in it for good 15 to 20 minutes. You can have a brisk shower in the end if you want. Sea Salt baths reduce acne breakouts on your body.
- Sea salt scrub
To make this scrub, you need to mix half-cup honey, one-cup finely ground sea salt, 2 tablespoons Aloe Vera gel and a few drops of tea tree oil in a bowl. You can store the scrub in a jar with a lid for later use as well. Before applying it on your face, it would be better if you open up your skin pores by applying a hot towel or taking steam. Gently scrub your face with it and leave it as it is for a few minutes, and then wash it off and apply a nice skin moisturizer.
Sea Salt works wonders in treating acne breakouts. You can use the sea salt scrub and the mask for the pimples on your face, and the sea salt bath to cure the pimples on the rest of your body.