May 12, 2012

Lemon & Thyme Sea Salt Scrub

Sea Salt is derived from evaporated seawater and is chock full of minerals beneficial to skin.  When mixed with oil, such as olive oil or almond oil, salt can breathe new life into tired skin.

Exfoliation with a salt scrub removes dead skin cells. The longer dead skin cells stay on the surface of skin - the harder they get. This hardened layer of dead skin cells will become thicker and thicker until it is removed - this can make the skin look dry and flaky; exfoliation with a salt scrub removes this layer and uncovers the moist, shiny skin hidden underneath! Who doesn't want shiny skin?

 This invigorates the skin and helps to improve circulation as well. Improved circulation gives the skin a natural, youthful glow. Scrubbing with salt also helps to remove bacteria from the skin and unclog pores. With its antiseptic qualities, salt kills bacteria and reduces inflammation along with any itching or pain associated with bacterial-related skin diseases.

Exfoliating with a salt scrub also encourages the growth of healthy new cells which tightens the skin, giving it a firmer and younger-looking appearance. Skin regeneration also reduces skin discoloration which evens out skin tone and improves the texture too! 

You don't have to spend a ton of $$$$ on salt scrubs.  You can make your own at home for your own  use and even for gift giving! I used about 1 cup of Coarse Sea Salt, 1/2 cup of Almond Oil, 1 tablespoon of Lemon Zest, some fresh Thyme Leaves, and a few drops of Lemongrass Essential Oil

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