Epsom Salt Beauty Benefits
Epsom salts are most commonly used by sportsmen and women as a cure for aches and pains. However, if you didn’t already know, epsom salts are a beauty staple for many, namely, celebs! Gwyneth Paltrow and Victoria Beckham are known fans of using epsom salts to get a flat stomach, while many models are said to have epsom salt baths just before a bikini shoot to ensure that they look and feel their best! But how does epsom salt work? Epsom salt is made up of magnesium sulfate and has been used for hundreds of years, as an ancient remedy. Epsom salts help to pull out toxins from the body, easing muscle pain and helping to reduce water retention and stomach bloat. Have a look below at the beauty benefits of epsom salts and how to use them! Take an epsom salt bath to reduce bloat. It’s recommended that you add 1-2 cups of epsom salts to a bath. Ensure that the water is not too hot so that you can relax and soak for about 20 minutes. Overindulged on alcohol the night before? Well, having an epsom salt bath is a natural remedy that can help make your hangover just that bit easier! As we mentioned above, epsom salts draw toxins from the body and ease muscle pain. Just make sure to bring a glass of water in with you, because you will get thirsty! An epsom salt bath is also great for getting over jet-lag. Get voluminous, healthy hair by using Epsom salts with your deep conditioner. Mix a handful of them with the deep conditioner and then apply to your hair. Leave it on for at least 10 minutes and rinse with warm water. The epsom salts will soak up any excess oil from your hair and it will have tons of volume and shine. They are also particularly good for those with curly hair as they help to smooth out frizz! Epsom salt is an excellent exfoliator. Using a handful of the salts with a wash cloth and warm water and gently scrubbing the skin in circular motions will get rid of rough patches and smooth and soften the skin. To make an ultra moisturising body scrub, simply add an oil with it, like olive oil or coconut oil. Having an epsom salt foot bath is perfect for soothing tired, hot feet or post wearing heels! Add half a cup of Epsom salts to a large bowl of warm water and soak your feet for around 10-20 minutes. Not only will the salt soothe your feet, but it will also soften dry skin and remove odours! – You can buy epsom salts from most pharmacies nationwide and boots.