Is there anything Himalayan salt can’t do? Most of us know that adding a Himalayan Salt lamp to our spaces not only adds a beautiful and calming aesthetic, it also helps to purify the air we breathe in. However, few of us know the benefits of using Himalayan salt on the skin.
Why Use a Himalayan Crystal Salt Bar?
Using a Himalayan Crystal Salt Bar on the skin can provide numerous therapeutic benefits, both from a beauty and a wellness perspective. Given that salt is extremely hostile to bacteria, using a salt bar will cleanse the skin in a profound way, pulling toxins from the body while removing dead and dull skin cells for an incomparable glow. Routine use of a Himalayan Crystal Salt bar will aid in increasing blood flow, firm up skin tissue and work towards soothing sore and tired muscles.
Using a Himalayan Crystal Salt Bar regularly will also allow salt to be stored in the upper callous layer of the skin, which binds water, ensuring our skin stays moisturized and hydrated.
That said, in order to get the best benefits from this wonderful natural product, it’s important a Himalayan Crystal Salt Bar is used properly to get the full benefits. We spoke with Sarah McCain from Canadian holistic beauty and wellness company Earth Luxe to get the exact details on how to use a crystal bar properly and effectively.
How to Use a Himalayan Crystal Salt Bar
- Place the salt bar directly on damp skin or in a soft/muslin cloth if you have sensitive skin.
- Rub bar in a circular motion on your body
- Let the salt dry on your skin, do not wash off. Rub off access once it’s dry.
- Do not use any creams after applying the salt bar to your skin, but if your skin is dry you can use an organic oil of your choice.
Sarah also states, “for best results keep the bar as dry as possible so that it doesn’t deteriorate (it’s salt, so when wet it will dissolve!) This will prevent sharp edges for forming. It’s recommended to use a crystal salt bar immediately post shower and only once per day and completely avoiding use with regular soap or on broken skin. And remember that even though this it is called a “soap” it will not produce a lather!”