Salts: The Mineral Magic of the Waters

Salts: The Mineral Magic of the Waters

Taking salt water baths in the sea or dense mineral springs have been the traditional way people lucky enough to live in these bodies of water, have cured themselves of various internal or external ailments. Salts and the trace minerals found in them are essential to our body and help restore whatever mineral imbalances we are experiencing. Sea salts, in particular, stabilize blood pressure, help regulate the activity of enzymes in our body, flush out toxins and relieve stress. And for our skin, these salts are miraculous. Not only do they exfoliate the skin but they cleanse and open pores, thus, enabling the skin to readily absorb nutrients (or toxic chemicals; that's why it's important to apply nutrient rich, high quality and NATURAL moisturizers). Furthermore, salts are known to help reduce fine lines and cellulite. According to some experts such as those at the San Francisco Salt Company, taking one or two salt baths can help skin disorders such as dry flaky skin, oily skin, acne prone skin, rashes, and allergic reactions. Salts from the Dead Sea have a much higher mineral to sodium ratio. In other words, they have more minerals and less sodium.

Here are some of the minerals found in both the Dead Sea and normal sea salt:

  • Magnesium--important for regulating mood, calming the nervous system, combating fluid retention, and slowing down aging skin
  • Calcium--yes, we all know it's good for our bones, but it also increases blood circulation
  • Potassium--energizes the body and balances skin moisture
  • Iodine--an important mineral for proper thyroid function. Remember, your thyroids controls your metabolism
Don't have a bathtub? Don't worry, you can exfoliate your skin, very gently, with sea salt and let it sit for about 3 minutes before rinsing off.  

Thank you to Debora Burnes, a leading skincare expert, for some of this information.

 It's all in Nature. 

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