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Salt isn’t just for the kitchen anymore! Unlike table salt that is heavily processed and stripped of nutrients, sea salt maintains its natural minerals which include calcium, magnesium, potassium and sodium. These not only benefit the body inside, but also play a key role in balancing and restoring the body outside.

Whether you want to reduce dullness in your skin or hydrate your hair, there are many reasons and ways to add sea salt to your beauty regimen.

1. Beach waves

Do you have naturally wavy hair, or simply want to put the oomph in your expensive Brazilian wave weave? Try mixing a teaspoon of salt with either 20 ounces of regular or Seltzer water. This will surely give you the beach waves you’ve been dreaming of.

2. Exfoliation

Surely this isn’t your first time hearing this! Salt is great for exfoliating the skin. Try taking some crushed sea salt and rubbing over your arms and legs. It will remove dead skin and improve blood circulation. You can even try it on your scalp if you have issues with dandruff.

3. Acne fighter

Try salt mixed with olive or coconut oil. This creates a skin-friendly paste that will help to clean out pores.

4. Whiter smile

Kick those whitening strips and sprays to the side. Try mixing 1 part salt to 1 part baking soda and scrubbing down those teeth with a toothbrush, adding water as needed. This paste will help to breakdown plaque and keep your teeth white and bright.

5. Natural breath freshener

Got bad breath? Try mixing 1/8 teaspoon of salt and 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda in 1 cup of water. This solution may not be the yummiest, but if you gargle with it, it is sure to freshen up your smelly breath in an instant.

6. No more stained nails

Are your nails stained from your polish? Do they look dingy and yellow? Try mixing 1 teaspoon of salt, baking soda, and lemon juice together and using a cotton ball to buff away the stains. As an added bonus, it acts as cuticle softener as well.

 

Sea Salt: Beauty Benefits For Hair, Skin & Nails  was originally published on blackdoctor.org

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