Epsom salt, also known as magnesium sulfate, is a pure mineral compound in crystal form that has many beauty benefits for skin & hair. It gently exfoliates skin and helps smoothen rough patches. Many women, including well-known actresses & models use Epsom Salt Exfoliants regularly to maintain beauty & health of their skin & hair. An Epsom Salt exfoliant scrub works as a great exfoliating agent, favorably comparable to pricey exfoliating scrubs & creams.
Why Exfoliate With Epsom Salt?
(i) Contains antimicrobial properties of sulfur and has ability to absorb extra oil, which make it an effective cleanser for clogged skin pores. Clogged with oil and dirt.
(ii) Sloughs away dead skin.
(iii) Removes dirt & oil from the skin pores, without leaving the skin dry.
(iv) Helps sooth the skin
(v) Makes the skin look smooth and silky
How To Use Epsom Salt As Skin Exfoliator & Cleanser?
First let us see how to exfoliate with Epsom salt?
Epsom Salt Face Exfoliators
(i) You can simply use Epsom salt on its own. You just have to wet your body (say, by taking shower) & then gently rub the Epsom salt directly on to your skin while it is still wet. Start from your feet & move upwards. Alternatively, take some Epsom salt in your hand, dampen it with water and gently massage it into your skin.
Afterwards rinse the salt off.
(ii) Mix a handful of Epsom salt with a table spoon of extra virgin olive oil and rub it over your wet body, paying more attention on the rough areas like elbows or hands because they usually are dry and itchy.
(iii) Mix well two cups of Epsom salt with 1/4 cup of petroleum jelly & a few drops of an essential oil of your choice. Use the mixture to gently exfoliate your skin, paying more attention on the rough patches.
Epsom Salt Facial Scrub
Gently rub a handful of Epsom salt directly on to your wet skin. Epsom salt absorbs extra oils and exfoliates skin. Avoid using Epsom salt near your eyes.
Face Exfoliation and Deep Cleansing – Both Together At The Same Time With Epsom Salt
Mix ½ teaspoon of Epsom salt with your regular, favorite cleansing cream. Gently massage the mixture into your skin and then rinse with cool water & pat dry. In case your skin is too dry, you can mix the Epsom salt with baby oil. This recipe is good to deep cleanse the skin pores & exfoliate your skin at the same time.