Dreaming of the beach? You may be stuck somewhere less balmy right now. That doesn’t mean you can’t bring the beach to your beauty regimen. Get in on the benefits of sea salt beauty products.
Winter tends to suck the life out of skin and hair. Or at least the moisture, bounce, and glow. Read on to find out how one ingredient can make you feel (or at least look) like you’ve spent a day at the beach.
You know how hair and skin feels super soft and recharged after a day at the beach? That’s sea salt in action. The oceanic mineral is responsible for creating those deliciously natural waves in hair and smoothing skin. It is also added to beauty products for its therapeutic effects.
Cosmetic sea salt used to be exclusive to high-end spas. Now beauty products containing sea salt are economical and can be found in many beauty shops.
Sea salt is sourced from the ocean or other salt water bodies and evaporated. It requires very little processing, as opposed to regular table salt. We tend to think of salt as dehydrating, but this minimal processing means the sea salt retains its moisturizing abilities.
Sea salt used cosmetically actually restores hydration and balance to skin and hair. The ingredient is suitable for all skin types, even sensitive. One caveat: never use sea salt products on skin that is irritated or has open sores.
How to Reap the Benefits of Sea Salt
Let’s start at the top. Beachy waves are enviable any time of year. To get them in a less-than-coastal climate try Captain Blankenship Mermaid Sea Salt Hair Spray. If you’ve used a sea salt spray before you may have noticed dryness. This is most likely due to chemical ingredients that have been added to the product. Why would we want to add dryness to already sapped strands? We wouldn’t! This spray contains essential oils that offer shine and bounce to landlocked locks.
It is amazing how a healthy complexion bolsters a dreary wintertime mood. This time of year we need all the help we can get. Sea salt is also a boon when used in skincare. The salt softens and draws toxins from the skin. Plus, it boosts circulation so you regain that pretty glow you’ve been missing. Try May Lindstrom The Clean Dirt.
Sea salt is great for reducing puffiness and increasing skin tone. A spritz of Shamanuti Seaweed Toner will induce those beach vibes instantly. Balances skin’s pH, refines pores, and smells amazingly summer-ific. A winter skincare dream come true? Maybe.
Soak in the goodness of French Grey Sea Salt with Pursoma Ocean Potion Bath. No need to brave the cold and head out to a spa. The salts in this product combine with sea algae for the ultimate detox right at home. Soothes sore muscles and draws out impurities.
Bumpy, scaly, rough skin? If your body seems beyond repair at this point, it is time to enlist the help of sea salt. Exfoliate dead skin cells and soften skin with Soapwalla Almond Luxe Body Polish. A mix of healthy oils, raw cane sugar, and sea salt. Your bod will be buffed, polished, and sweetly scented in no time.
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