Salt is a Beauty Product
Do you believe salt is a beauty product? I think this idea is crazy when I first heard of it. Cooking salt can be used for seasoning and cooking. Bath salt can be use for spa. I have never heard of something called facial salt. But, I have to tell you that this idea is neither from mother nor grandmother. It is from a beautiful Asian celebrity Lin Chi Ling. She uses salt to be her beauty product in many different ways and for many different purposes. And she uses salt every day as one of her beauty products. Why not we learn the little tips from and be as beautiful as she is.
When I knew that Chi Ling, a celebrity, uses salt as her beauty products, I think the salt must be very special and expensive. But, later I realized that it is not. The cooking salt is what she talks about. Yes, the cooking salt that you can find in your kitchen. I did a little research and notice that salt was used for purification in the ancient time. In the Asian world, salt really plays a role in the thousands years of Asian beauty. The most attractive benefit to me is the inexpensive price and its natural and safe nature.
Facial cleansing is an important step to start with for all your skin care procedures. Other than cleanser alone, you can use salt to do yourself a deep clean. It is very simple. Hold a small amount of salt with your palm. Add 3 to 5 drops of water to the salt to form a salt solution. You can then massage your face with this salt solution for a while. After massaging, do not rinse your face at once. Wait for couples of minutes. When you see the salt solution is dried up to from small salt granules, you can rise your face. For best result, do it twice a day.
But if you have sensitive skin, you will have to be more careful. Firstly, you cannot do it every day. Secondly, you should only gently massage your face. Finally, do not massage your face for more than 1 minute. This is because the deep clean power for the salt partly comes from its exfoliating action. If you skin is sensitive and thin, too much exfoliating may cause your skin to be more sensitive. Also, if you have wounds on your face, you may have to be careful. You can skip that area or you can massage on the wound areas extremely gently.
Pimple is one of the big problems to ladies possessing oily skin. It is so disgusting that you can never perfectly conceal it with your makeup. So, when you discover a pimple on your face, you must take action. You can soak a cotton pad with some water. Then add a small amount of salt onto the cotton pad. Place the cotton pad onto your pimple. Wait until the cotton pad is dried to remove. Salt has great cleansing power and can diminish inflammation. Therefore, it can help your pimple recovery, too. Again, if you have little wound with your pimples, you may have to be careful that the salt will give you a stinging feeling.
Finally, salt is really good for oily skin. Not only because it can facilitate the recovery of pimples. It can also help reduce your sebum in the long run. You may use a little bit of salt to massage your face together with moisturizing lotion, especially the T zone. After a period of time, you may find your face does not “shine” anymore!