After a long day, nothing feels more luxurious than soaking in a hot tub, preferably with a glass of bubbly to really unwind! Unfortunately, many of the products you are pouring into your bath water may smell decadent and delicious, but are probably filled with chemicals and fillers that will in no way benefit your skin.
More people are becoming aware of the dangers of synthetic ingredients in skin care. Now that your health is at risk as well as your skin, this surely changes your perspective.
So what’s a woman to do? When it comes time to relax and unwind, the last thing you want to worry about is your health. Therefore, I want to encourage you to say adios to those unnatural products once and for all, and incorporate something into your relaxation routine that will have a positive impact on both your body and your mind.
Enter all natural Mediterranean bath salts. You have surely heard of bath salts, but are you quite aware of just how beneficial they are for your skin, as well as your health?
Pour yourself a glass of red, kick your feet up for just a few and keep reading to find out why you need these salts in your life.
How is Mediterranean Sea Salt Sourced?
As the name suggests, Mediterranean sea salt is sourced from the Mediterranean sea and during harvesting, the sea water is evaporated and the Mediterranean salt is left behind. Unlike another popular variety of salt, namely Himalayan salt, Mediterranean salt is white in color and resembles coarse table salt while Himalayan Salt is pink in color and often referred to as pink salt.
Both offer their own unique mineral composition and various wonderful benefits for both your skin and your health, but because I will be using Mediterranean salt in my skin care line, this is the one I want to focus on.
Benefits of Mediterranean Sea Salt For Your Skin and Mind
You may think of salt in terms of an exfoliant due to its rough texture, and while you would certainly be correct, its benefits extend far beyond simply exfoliation.
It may be hard to believe, but strangely enough, sea salt actually has humectant properties, meaning it traps moisture in the skin and prevents moisture loss through the pores. In this way, sea salt offers beautiful all natural hydrating properties, whether you take a dip in the ocean or choose to soak for longer in your own oasis at home.
Mediterranean sea salt is also rich in minerals including potassium, iodine and magnesium that will help alleviate and soothe any skin conditions, while helping to calm and ease a restless mind or any tension in the body. Magnesium, in particular, is known for its anti inflammatory properties and will help to soothe and heal inflammatory conditions such as eczema. Magnesium will also be absorbed into the body when you soak for at least 20 minutes or longer, and will help to relax the muscles and create a calm and happy mind.
Sea salt also has intense detoxifying properties, and will help to draw toxins out of the body and the skin when you allow it time to works its powerful magic.
While a dip in the sea will certainly benefit your skin, helping to exfoliate, boost blood flow and soften and hydrate the skin, I recommend soaking in a tub for up to 30 minutes if you want to enjoy a full body detox, as well as relax your busy mind.
If you ever find yourself in beautiful Sicily, be sure to visit the salt flats of Trapani. This is where our beautiful salts are sourced from and the addition of them in my products is pure and natural luxury at its finest.