World Health Day
"You must leave carelessness when it comes to health." Pythagoras.
Sea salt has been long-renowned for its health benefits. Since ancient times it has been used by the people living in the Mediterranean countries. They don’t only add this substance to food, but also actively use it in cosmetology and medicine. So far, sea salt remains relevant. Therapeutic treatment, anti-inflammatory inhalations, and anesthetic rinses are complemented with sea salt. People add it to regenerative compresses and relaxing baths. This mineral is a valued component of anti-aging masks and scrubs.
Magical rites and fortune-telling practices of ancient people involved salt crystals. This substance was worshiped, people believed it was a great gift from the gods. Sea salt consumption is extremely important for humans. The composition of this product includes almost all elements found in the lymph of human blood. Unlike the usual table salt, its marine counterpart keeps all the health-improving components preserved. They remain in the crystals due to the natural process of moisture evaporation.
The composition of this product includes almost all elements, as in the lymph of human blood, foto WEB
This assumption is proved by the fact that people residing in coastal areas almost never suffer from respiratory diseases. Those who work in salt caves often have healthy hearts and blood vessels.
Today sea salt has its used beyond culinary. It is still widely utilized in folk cosmetology and medicine alike.
Salt inhalations will be a wonderful aid during the ARVI surges. To prevent catarrhal diseases, the nasal mucosa is irrigated with saline solution. Washing and rinsing with salt water will help to remove unpleasant symptoms of sinusitis, rhinitis or highmoritis quickly. Such solutions will relieve inflammation associated with sore throat and toothache.
Today, sea salt is used not only as a food additive, foto WEB
Due to its significant potassium content, baths with sea salt facilitate the removal of excess fluid from the body. Therefore, such procedures are recommended for people suffering from overweight and swelling.
Moreover, salty water helps to improve the skin condition. Due to its unique drying and antiseptic properties, this substance is utilized to treat acne. Sea salt baths will be beneficial for eczema and dermatitis patients.
These mineral crystals are perfect for treating, strengthening and restoring hair. Regular head massage with salt enhances blood circulation. The resulting abundant blood flow to the hair bulbs contributes to their better nutrition. Therefore, the treated hair grow faster, look healthy and shiny.
These mineral crystals are perfect for treating, strengthening and restoring hair, foto WEB
Everyone knows that salt baths are a perfect way to strengthen nails. This procedure is not only health-improving, but also very pleasant. If such baths are taken regularly, nails become much stronger, skin redness and dryness of the skin of the hands diminishes, and excessive sweating disappears. To undergo spa treatment at home, you will need:
The bath duration is 10 minutes.
Salt in the composition in masks and scrubs not only cleans the skin, but also contributes to its regeneration, foto WEB
When added to masks and scrubs, salt not only cleans the skin, but also contributes to its regeneration. It is suitable for absolutely any skin type. Acting as a soft peeling, salt crystals remove dead cells and "polish" the skin. The face gets a healthy complexion after such procedures.
Here is the recipe for one of the popular sea salt scrubs. You will need:
Mix the components thoroughly. Apply the resulting mixture to the clean, moist face in circular motions along massage lines for two or three minutes. Avoid the area around eyes. Then wash away the mixture with warm water.
This procedure perfectly moisturizes and nourishes the facial skin. It makes the pores less prominent. However, salt removes moisture, so people with dry skin should not perform this peeling procedure more than once a week.
Baths with sea salt relax perfectly, they help to restore strength after an exhausting day at work. They have a beneficial effect on the nervous system thus ensuring comprehensive relaxation and deep sleep.
Oxana Vlaskina, Russia, Saint-Petersburg