4 Reasons Soaking in Bath Salts Can Change Your Skin and Your Entire Body! April 17, 2016 07:00
Bath salts benefit your skin in more ways than one. When used in their pure and natural form, bath salts contain many beneficial minerals and nutrients that keep your skin smooth, soft, and supple.
First, magnesium, potassium calcium, bromide, and of course, sodium are key minerals contained in bath salts that make these benefits possible. These minerals are easily absorbed into your pores and are known to cleanse and purify your skin on a molecular level, improving your skin’s radiance, tone, texture, and appearance. Let’s look at their benefits individually.
Magnesium helps us fight stress and combat fatigue. Potassium balances moisture levels in the skin. Calcium keeps water retention in check, promotes healthy bones and can help stave off osteoporosis. Bromide soothes tired, sore muscles. And sodium plays a significant role in managing the balance of lymphatic fluid in our bodies. As a result, bath salts benefit not only your skin, but your entire body – from the inside out, just as it should be.
A second benefit of bath salts is that they help detoxify your skin. Warm water opens your pores, allowing the minerals in your bath salts to deeply cleanse our skin. Bathing in a solution of warm water and bath salts works to draw out impurities, pollution, oil, dirt, and dead skin cells from the skin. Bath salts can even bring you the added benefit of looking younger – regular use of bath salts through bathing has been shown to decrease the appearance of fine lines by plumping the skin and balancing moisture.
Third, bath salts harvested from the Dead Sea have been shown to effectively treat and manage symptoms of osteoarthritis and tendinitis. In recent studies, people with these conditions were given a Dead Sea salt bath solution at levels of .5, .75 and 2 percent dead sea salt concentration. The study revealed the condition of those who received a solution with more Dead Sea salt improved after just a few weeks of treatment. In addition, patients exhibiting symptoms such as itchiness, insomnia and psoriasis, seemed to subside after bathing regularly for as little as a few weeks, reaping even more benefits through the use of bath salts.
Fourth, after your bath, you will feel calm, relaxed, and happy, especially when the bath salts are infused with essential oils such as lavender or chamomile, which will soothe you and prepare you for a good night’s sleep. If you take your bath first thing in the morning, bath salts infused with citrus or green tea essential oils will perk you up, so you can start the day with focus and energy.
Last, but not least, you can enjoy the benefits of bath salts without any negative side effects. Bath salts are safe for everyone, easy to use, and provide a great value to your skincare regimen. So, without further ado, check out my favorite bath salt soak, here.
So, as you can see bath salts contain a plethora of benefits beyond looking beautiful and smelling great. The benefit of bath salts are numerous, and after using them, you’ll feel the difference in your skin, your mood, decreased frequency of ailments, and internal bodily functions. Now get to soaking!
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