Acne is something all of us battled with at some point in our lives, especially during our teenage years. It is generated by too much oil in the pores of the skin, making them the perfect environment for bacteria to breed in. Stress is, too, one of the main factors that lead to acne, alongside with poor hygiene and an unbalanced diet.
Because it is a good detoxifier and contains a rich plethora of minerals that are vital to the welfare of the skin, sea salt can be used as a treatment for acne. Here are some methods to do that:
- Mix it with water
Wash your face and then apply the mixture on the areas that have been affected the most. Leave it for approximately 15 minutes, then wash it off.
Blend it with grapefruit peel
Grapefruit is great in maintaining a good pH level of your skin, and it works perfectly in combination with sea salt. Blend the two together, add some sugar, coconut oil, and even grapefruit juice and gently rub the paste on the affected areas. Leave it there for a couple of minutes then rinse it.
- Almond oil concoction
Mix some sea salt with almond oil, massage the paste on the acne and let it take effect for 5 minutes then wash your face. Almond oil will invigorate the skin, and it will eventually repair its texture.
- Spray it on your skin
Put together some sea salt and water in a bottle and spray it on the affected areas of your skin, leave the liquid on for some minutes, then wash it off and calmly pat the skin with a soft towel.
- Bathe in it
If acne affected your back or your chest, you can fill your bathtub with water, put some sea salt in it and soak in there for half an hour.
- Mix it with aloe vera
Aloe Vera is a fantastic anti-inflammatory and anti-irritant plant. If you can get some aloe gel, mix with sea salt and massage the resulting paste on your skin and let it dry by itself completely.
- In combination with green tea
You probably know you can use iced green tea to treat your acne, but you don’t know you can also use it with sea salt. Make a paste of them and let it dry on the affected areas.
- Together with E Vitamin
Simply take the E Vitamin oil out of two capsules and mix it with sea salt. Apply it on the affected areas with your fingertips, then rinse it off after 20 minutes.
Apart from these methods above, you can always mix sea salt with lemon juice, honey (it’s anti-inflammatory and antibacterial), baking soda (it’s a strong exfoliator, and it will unclog the skin pores) and even olive oil. The truth is that most anti-acne products commercialized today are imbued with all sorts of chemicals that will only make your condition worse. At least these are all natural.