salt_0310Too much salt can lead to bloating, not to mention a whole host of health issues. However, just because something isn’t such a great idea when put in the body doesn’t mean it can’t be awesome on it. See cheap and marvelous Beauty routines you can change just by including your table salt.
Fight Breakouts
Everyday things we do, like using hair products too close to our forehead, can cause acne, but everyday things in our homes can help fix the problem, too. A little salt does wonders. Combine ¼ teaspoon salt with 1 cup of warm water, soak a cotton ball or gauze pad in the mixture, lightly press and hold for one minute. The salt will reduce swelling and redness.

Facial Exfoliator
Mix salt with a facial oil and gently massage in circular motions, then rinse and cleanse your skin as usual.

Mix salt with lukewarm water and put the mixture into a spray bottle to gently mist your face, then pat dry.

Salt Scrub
Sea salt can help soften skin to make it more supple and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. It can also be helpful to reduce oily build-up that clogs pores, and it makes a great exfoliator for dry skin to remove dead surface cells without overdrying. Better still, salt also has healing properties which can actually speed up the recovery of cuts and scrapes.

Eye De-puffer
Mix salt and hot water, apply to cotton pads, and gently apply the soaked pads to the eye area to instantly smooth and reduce the puffiness of your undereyes.

Foot Soak
For foot infections, fill a shallow basin with warm to hot water, add a cup of salt, and soak the foot in question for about half an hour. Do this twice a day till the foot begins to heal. Now there’s a DIY cure if there ever was one.

Salt and baking soda make for the perfect mouthwash when mixed with water.


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