Six Ways To Use Epsom Salt For Beauty
For years, Epsom salt has been a trusted cure for aches and pains. Now, thanks to Gwyneth Paltrow, Victoria Beckham and Elle Macpherson, who are raving about this natural elixir, Epsom salt is fast becoming a beauty staple, reports gurlinterrupted.com in Epsom Salts: A-List Celebs Are Raving About It Find Out Why It’s The New Beauty Staple.
Hair Volumizer: Epsom salt can help remove the oil and product buildup that weigh down hair, says allure.com. For a mask that clarifies without sapping moisture, combine equal parts Epsom salt with your regular conditioner, then comb the mixture through hair and let it sit for 20 minutes before rinsing.
Blackhead Fighter: Combine honey, Epsom salt and a few drops of lemon juice, then apply the solution to the area to help loosen dead skin and clears pores. Check out the other 10 Best Ways To Use Epsom Salt In Your Beauty Routine at realbeautyspot.com.
Instant Facial: Exfoliate and deep cleanse the skin by mixing one-half tsp Epsom salt with your usual cleanser. Massage on to the skin, then rinse with cool water and dry. This will boost your skin’s magnesium level. Epsom salts are a natural cleanser as well, says gurlinterrupted.com. They rejuvenate and rehydrate skin and help draw out toxins.
Lip Treatment: Even the beauty editors at fashiontimes.com are labeling Epsom salt as a basic beauty essential including this helpful tip to heal dry lips. Mix a few tablespoons of Epsom salt with a teaspoon of petroleum jelly, apply to lips and rub lightly. This will gently scrub away dry skin on lips, and it will also help lipstick last longer and give lips instant plump.
Body Scrub: You can slough off winter dry skin with body scrub recipe from marthastewart.com. Simply combine one cup body oil with two cups Epsom salt and a little lemon zest for color and fragrance.
Epsom salt, on its own, also makes a super effective body scrub. After showering, gently massage wet skin with handfuls of the crystals. The coarse texture helps slough away dead skin cells, while the anti-inflammatory properties prevent irritation. Rinse and follow with a moisturizing body cream.
Pedicure: Check out Three DIY Epsom Salt Scrubs for Brighter Summer Skin at beautylish.com for this inexpensive Epsom salt pre-pedicure treatment. Dissolve one-half cup Epsom salt into two quarts of warm water. Soak feet for 15–20 minutes. Massage your entire foot with another handful of Epsom salt, concentrating on the heels and ankles to get rid of any rough spots. Now you’re ready for a pedi!
Who knew? That unpretentious and inexpensive box of Epsom salt that you can find at any drugstore may soon be one of your go-to beauty products!