Table salt or common salt is a mineral composed of sodium chloride, while the sea salt is a salt produced by the evaporation of seawater.

Salt is an ingredient that is used on a daily basis for cooking, but this compound has many other uses, as well. For instance, you can use salt for your skin and hair. Read on as below we are going to present you several ways about how to use salt as a beauty product.

  • Use salt for hair:

Anti-oily hair – in case when the sebaceous glands on the scalp are excessively active, they produce too much oil and that makes the hair look oily. There are various shampoos specially created for this purpose, but you can solve the problem on a completely natural way. All you should do is to add 2–3 tablespoons salt in your shampoo, shake well and wash your hair as usual. You will notice positive results even after the first use. Isn’t that great?

Anti-dandruff treatment – dandruff is a skin condition that affects the scalp, or more precisely, dandruff is a layer of small pieces of dead skin cells on the scalp. One of the options is to use anti-dandruff shampoos that are loaded with chemicals, but you also can use salt to get rid of the dandruff. Namely, salt has the ability to stimulate circulation, salt also will remove the awful dandruff flakes and in same time will protect the scalp from fungal growth.

This is the procedure: first divide your hair into sections and then sprinkle 1–2 teaspoons of salt on your scalp. Then, wet your fingers and massage your hair gentry for about 10 minutes. Finally, wash your hair as usual.

Hair growth – sea salt is natural stimulation of hair growth, so it is great for individuals who suffer from hair loss or alopecia. First wash your hair as usual and then, sprinkle sea salt on your scalp (while your hair is still wet) and massage it for 10–15 minutes. After that, rinse off your hair. Use this treatment 2 times a week in a period of 2 months.

  • Use salt for skin:

Softening body scrub – in a plastic bowl mix 2 teaspoons coconut oil and sea salt and stir until you get homogenous paste. Apply the scrub and massage your skin gently with circular motions. After that, wash your hair with a shower gel.

This mixture will remove the dead skin cells and will make your skin incredibly soft.

Face mask – you can use salt to prepare a natural face mask. The mixture of salt and honey is perfect for all skin types and particularly for sensitive and easily irritable skin. Prepare a mixture of 2 tablespoons sea salt and 4 teaspoons raw honey. Apply this mask on a dry and clean skin and avoid the area around your eyes. Leave the face mask to act 10–15 minutes and rinse it off with lukewarm water.

Face toner – salt is incredibly beneficial for deep cleansing of your skin. Namely, the sea salt will penetrate into the skin pores and will cleanse all the dirt, and in same time will control the production of oil. In addition to that, salt has the ability to fight bacteria and thus it efficiently prevents occurrence of acne.

Into a spray bottle pour 4 oz. warm water (about 120 ml) and add 1 teaspoon sea salt. Shake well and spray your skin 1–2 times a day. Note: avoid the area around the eyes.