Salt contains a range of minerals—magnesium, calcium, sodium and potassium—lend a multitude of benefits to the skin, hair and lips. Try these easy, DIY beauty remedies to bring flavor to your summer beauty routine from Delicious Living Magazine. Plus, check out some favorite salty natural product picks for the season.
FOR YOUR LIPS…
“Many of us go through spurts of dry, chapped lips as we transition into summer,” Crump says. She suggests priming lips for a natural chapstick by first removing excess dry or dead skin with a sea salt concoction.
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FOR YOUR HAIR…
No need to hit the waves to get tousled summertime tresses (though we do recommend taking advantage of those vacation days, for wellness sake!). Sea salt is a go-to ingredient for adding texture to hair, naturally, and it couldn’t be easier to make your own nontoxic blend.
HOW CAN I DO IT DIY? Fill a spray bottle with natural spring water and a teaspoon of sea salt. Add a few drops of lavender essential oil for a blissful aromatherapy bonus. Spray directly on wet hair and scrunch hair with your fingers. Voilà! Handy and inexpensive.
FOR YOUR SKIN…
Chock-full of essential minerals, sea salt makes a stellar gentle, natural exfoliant that supports healthy circulation and sloughs off dead skin cells. Dead Sea salt has traditionally been used to heal psoriasis and dermatitis. Now, research shows that the magnesium in Dead Sea salt can also hydrate skin, improve skin barrier function and visibly reduce topical inflammation.
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HOW CAN I DO IT DIY? : Combine a cup of sea salt with a half-cup of nourishing fruit oil or nut oil (olive, almond or grapeseed) and a drop or two of your favorite essential oil; gently rub on arms and legs in a circular motion to remove dead skin cells and promote circulation. Also use as a foot soak, sprinkling salt into warm water to hydrate skin and reduce inflammation.
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