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When it comes to self-care rituals, salts play an important role.  Salt absorbs dirt, grime, and toxins and cleanses your skin's pores deeply.  Its mineral content also helps restore your skin's protective barrier as well as hold hydration.

Epsom Salt

Epsom Salt is not actually salt but a naturally occurring pure mineral compound of magnesium and sulfate. Long known as a natural remedy for a number of ailments, Epsom salt has numerous health benefits. Studies have shown that magnesium and sulfate are both readily absorbed through the skin, making Epsom salt baths an easy and ideal way to enjoy the associated health benefits. Magnesium plays a number of roles in the body including regulating the activity of over 325 enzymes, reducing inflammation, helping muscle and nerve function, and helping to prevent artery hardening. Sulfates help improve the absorption of nutrients, flush toxins, and help ease migraine headaches.

Himalayan Salt

Mined near the foothills of Pakistan's Punjab region, pink Himalayan salt is a rock salt (Halite) that gets its rosy hue from trace minerals (up to 84 to be exact), like magnesium and potassium which can help to improve your skin.  Suitable for sensitive skin it is also less drying than regular salt and is a natural exfoliator. Mixed with various oils, it can blast away dead cells for softer, brighter-looking skin and stimulate blood circulation in the process. In the longer term is thought to boost collagen production and help fend off signs of sagging skin and wrinkles. Because Himalayan salt is hydrating, mineral-rich, and anti-inflammatory, it is often praised for the alleviating benefits it can offer both eczema and psoriasis sufferers.

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