It may come as a surprise, but salt can actually soothe sensitive and upset skin.

Here’s where things get fun. Whether you opt for pink, white or green (yes, it comes in green), there are sea salt benefits for skin aplenty.

Spa setting with natural olive soap and sea salt

1. It’s a super slower

The most popular use of salt in skincare is exfoliation. Not only does it physically slough off dead skin cells, but the salt itself leaves skin feeling super soft and smooth.

2. It plumps, not puffs

Salt-laden food binge can make you feel bloated and puffy. Salt for skin? Not so much. Next time your skin needs a plump and youthful refresh, try a sea salt facial.

3. It takes deep cleansing even deeper

Even if you think you’re getting your skin clean, sea salt goes a level further. Salt absorbs dirt and toxins on top of having natural antibacterial properties. Reach for a sea salt cleanser to give your skin a refined and purified feel.

4. It offers long-lasting hydration

Salty foods have you reaching for water, but treating your skin to sea salt doesn’t give you the same sapped and thirsty feeling. The minerals in salt can help maintain the skin’s natural barrier, which can support hydration and keep out irritants.

5. It’s deeply soothing

It may come as a surprise, but salt can actually soothe sensitive and upset skin. A salt soak is perfect for anyone dealing with irritation or sunburn — and the benefits even go beneath the skin to relieve sore muscles.


Amanda is the creator and also content developer for Roodt Made by Nature. She is in no other way a medical professional. Her remarks, recommendations, and reflections are not to replace any kind of medical advice.

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