With its natural exfoliating properties, sea salt eliminates dead skin cells and reveals new and younger looking skin. In fact, sea salt is used today as scrub and is revered as one of the finest and most effective skin treatments. Sea salt scrub is applied to the whole body, and when used regularly, skin becomes soft and smooth. You can go to a spa to have sea salt scrub, which is often combined with a massage. But if you want to save a few dollars, you can apply sea salt scrub to yourself. Here’s how to use sea salt scrub.
Prepare your sea salt scrub. If you are using a commercial sea salt scrub, there is no preparation required of you to do. But if you want to make your own sea salt scrub, you need to prepare all the ingredients. The ingredients wholly depend on the recipe you are using. Other than sea salt, homemade sea salt scrub recipes require essential oils like almond oil, lavender oil, chamomile oil, and lemongrass oil. There are also recipes that need Vitamin E capsule, Epsom salt, and honey. All these ingredients are mixed in a bowl and kept in a jar for future use.
Spread sea salt scrub all over the body. When done preparing, begin to dampen your body and apply sea salt scrub to the whole of it. A generous amount should be applied in a gentle, massaging manner. Rubbing is generally not required because the sea salt may cause abrasion on the skin. Slight pressure, however, can be applied to the calloused parts of the body, like the heels and balls of the feet. You can use sea salt scrub after shower, although using it before shower is also practical because it removes dead skin and dirt.
Let the scrub sit on the body for a while. For around 10 to 15 minutes, leave the scrub on the body and give the sea salt enough time to open up the pores. This will also allow the essential oils to penetrate your skin.
Rinse the body. Give yourself a rinse after a few minutes. When you rinse, notice the smooth and silky texture of your skin. This indicates the effectiveness of the sea salt and the essential oils.
Towel dry your body. Run a soft clean towel along your body, patting dry every part. Again, remember not to rub your skin. The sea salt itself is kind of abrasive, and rubbing might hurt your skin.
Apply lotion. Lotion is usually unneeded because the skin feels smooth and smells good already, but if you want to have smoother and more radiant skin, consider applying lotion. You can also follow it up with your other favorite skin products.
One reminder: If you are making your own sea salt scrub, you can get extra creative and experimental and come up with your own recipe. Only make sure to choose the essential oils you feel most comfortable with.