Acne therapy with sea salt water is a balneology method that has been around for ages. It is not known exactly how sea salt reduces acne. … Too much sea salt can dry out your skin, causing irritation. But with careful use, you may be able to naturally get rid of your acne using the sea salt method.
Is sea salt good for acne?
Sea salt kills the bacteria that cause acne.
It restores the skin’s natural pH and oil balance. It exfoliates the impurities and excess oil that clogged the skin pores and promotes the growth of new skin cells.Sea salt also reduces stress levels which prevents stress-induced breakouts.
What does a sea salt scrub do?
Sea Salt rubbed into the face will damage your skin unless you mix it with some cleanser or soap and use it this way but very gently. You have to be careful though as your complexion will be inflamed and might even bleed if scrubbed too hard as it is a strong exfoliant.
It is best to use sugar for the face if you want to exfoliate. Sugar contains glycolic acid and is a natural exfoliant. Use with cleanser to give it some slip. This will not make your skin tougher but it will smooth it out and result in healthier skin.
Sea salt rubbed into legs and arms, etc. will do a great job of exfoliating your skin leaving it smooth. I would recommend adding a TB of sea salt to your regular soap or cleanser and using this to exfoliate these areas.
** To help facial skin become tougher you need to feed the skin internally with the correct skin and connective tissue building food and nutrition.
1. Collagen: This will definitely create tougher skin all over. It will also reverse wrinkles and fine lines as it plumps up the skin tissue including the lips. Collagen powder added into yoghurt, smoothies or pudding is tasteless and will do the job well. You could also take a tablet or capsule daily.
2. Omega 3 Fatty Acid: Eat foods high in this. (Walnuts/Salmon/Flax Seed/Chia Seed). This is a good fat and is necessary for a healthy heart as well. It will build good skin tissue and even help avoid acne and other skin disorders.
3. Hyaluronic Acid: This occurs naturally in the body everywhere and is the connective fibers under the skin and in between the joints. The soft membranes and ‘stretchy’ tissue in our eyes are hyaluronic acid. You can add this into your diet or eat foods high in this. An abundance of this creates tough skin and healthier eyes which is a bonus.
Use sea salt with caution.