Cold winter weather usually means dry, itchy skin. Try our salt scrub tips below, and you’ll be on your way to healthy, happy skin just in time for spring.
Where to Start
While moisturizing lotions and body butters help, start with a good exfoliating scrub to slough off dead skin cells first. This will hasten the process and improve the overall results. Once the dead cells are gone, your skin will be better able to soak in the moisture of your favorite lotion.
Salt or Sugar?
Sugar scrubs are a good choice for sensitive skin, while salt tends to be a bit more abrasive, and will do a better job on very dry skin. The benefits of Sea Salt go far beyond the exfoliation factor. The right combination of ingredients will provide you with the best results. Take a look at our Energizing Salt Scrub
Dead Sea Salt contains around 20 minerals and trace elements, most of which promote good health within our bodies. These six provide great benefits for healthy skin as well.
- Magnesium promotes healing of skin tissue, soothes damaged skin, and protects skin from microbes that cause allergies.
- Sulfur is a natural disinfectant and detoxifies the body.
- Calcium promotes cell renewal, enhances hydration, and helps to prevent wrinkles & fine lines.
- Bromide relieves muscle cramps, calms nerves, and repairs skin cells.
- Potassium replenishes moisture, reduces puffy skin, and helps to reduce water retention.
- Sodium relieves stiff & sore muscles, exfoliates dead cells, and detoxifies skin.
The salt minerals are blended with a variety of beneficial oils. As your body’s largest organ, your skin needs nutrients to keep it healthy as it protects the rest of the body. Oils rich in vitamin A, D, B, and E provide antioxidants and anti-inflammatory ingredients, prevent scarring, maintain skin tone, and promote healing. The oils provide moisture without being too greasy.
You’ve Got the Scrub, Now What?
To create moist environment, close the bathroom door while you run the water for your bath or shower. Use warm water instead of hot to keep skin from drying out. The oil naturally rises above the salt, so give it a good mix with your finger or a bamboo spoon, then scrub your skin gently. Pay special attention to extra dry areas such as feet and elbows. Rinse, and pat skin dry. The oil will provide a natural barrier on your skin, and lotion is not necessary, but will add an additional layer of moisture if you chose.
Mini Moments, Big Results
Use the scrub for an at-home pedicure. Soak your feet in a small tub of warm water for a few minutes. Scrub with Kiwi Mango Energizing Salt Scrub
, and pat dry.
Keep a Peach & Honey Scrub
next to your kitchen and bathroom sinks for a quick scrub when you wash your hands. The salt is a natural antibacterial, and leaves your skin much softer than harsh liquid soaps.