Salt is one of the most essential ingredientsÂ forÂ any dish. But did you also that this kitchen staple holds a treasure of hidden beauty properties? Bebeakinboade brings to you the uncommon and incredibly effective uses of salt.
BATHÂ SOAK: Mix a cup of sea salt with a few drops of almond, coconut oil, or another essential oil and pour into running water. Adding salt to a bath permits less water to be absorbed by the body, reducing skinâ€™s â€˜pruningâ€™ effect on fingers and toes.
DANDRUFF TREATMENT: Next time you are washing your hair, work crushed sea salt into the scalp before wetting the hair to loosen flakes and better enable it penetrate into the scalp. Then wet the hair and wash normally.
FACIAL TONER: To reduce oiliness, fill a small spray bottle with tepid water, add 1 teaspoon salt, and mist on your face, making sureÂ your eyes are closed. Then patÂ dry.
SALT SCRUB: After you take a shower or bath, and while your skin is still wet,Â pour salt onto your hands and rub it gently on arms and legs. A salt massage will exfoliate dead skin cells.
SKIN STEAMER: To open up pores before exfoliating skin, bring 1/3 cup sea salt to a boil in a small pan of water. Transfer to a bowl, take a seat, and hold your face over the steam for 10 minutes.
FACIAL EXFOLIATOR: Mix 1 teaspoon fine-grain salt and 1 teaspoon olive oil in a small bowl. Gently massage the mixture into your face and throat. Rinse off by washing skin as usual.
TOOTHPASTE:Â Crushing sea salt andombine 1 part crushed salt and 2 parts baking soda. Dip a dampened toothbrush into the mixture and brush your teeth. Your teeth will appear whiter and breath fresher.
MOUTHWASH: To facilitate even fresher breath, rinse mouth withÂ a solution of 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon baking soda mixed into a 4-ounce glass of water.
WAVES SPRAY FOR HAIR: To create perfectly textured waves, dissolve a teaspoon of sea salt into an 8-oz. spray bottle of warm water. Add 1/2 teaspoon of liquid coconut oil and a dab of hair gel. Then just shake and mist and your hair spray is ready to use.
EYE DE-PUFFER: Mix one teaspoon of salt into a pint of hot water. Lie comfortably on your back and apply pads soaked in the solution. it works wonders.