Celtic Sea Salt for Skin & Beauty
3 June 2023

Celtic Sea Salt for Skin & Beauty

Have you ever come back from a beach vacation with radiant skin and hair, wondering if you could recreate the same effect at home using salt water? TikTok videos suggest that using sea salt water to wash your face could cure acne and give you that fresh-off-the-beach look. However, you may be questioning if salt is safe for your skin and hair. Before you swap your regular face wash for Celtic Sea Salt water, drop your anchor and read on to learn about using salt water on your face and what it can and cannot do. Salt water has been recognised since ancient Egypt for its ability to disinfect and cleanse skin. It can make skin feel smoother and drier, and it can act as a mechanical exfoliant, scrubbing away dead skin cells and absorbing toxins and dirt. Salt water can even improve the appearance of pore size.

It's important to note that Celtic Sea Salt should only be used occasionally. While salt water works best for people with oily or acne-prone skin, it may not actually be the single solution to acne, we will at the end make some other recommendations to consider adding into your routine. But let's make it clear now, there are potential downsides. Washing your face with salt water to often can be harsh and irritating, the reason is, overuse can compromise your skin barrier. This can worsen some skin conditions like acne and eczema, or potentially cause hyperpigmentation and scarring as a result. As you'll notice repeated over and over again at Ancient Purity, don't do anything too much, it's all about breaks, cycling, need and repeat. The reason why it's Celtic Sea Salt that must be used is because it is rich in Magnesium (The Beauty Mineral) and trace minerals it doesn't undergo processing and is sun and wind dried, at the end of the article we will tell you more benefits. Anyway now we'll explain how to try this out.

Celtic Sea Salt

Celtic Sea Salt Water Face Application

We recommend you start with a once or twice-weekly Celtic Sea Salt Water wash and observe how your skin reacts. Scrubbing with salt on your face should be avoided since it can be harmful due to its corrosive nature. While salt scrubs may be suitable for the body, it's best to steer clear of them for the face. Again it's important not to over-do it but remember we each have different skin and the skin on our face will respond differently to our body. If you do try a little face scrub, follow the Ancient Purity classic guidelines since 2010... Start low n' see how ya go.

Creating the Celtic Sea Salt Water Solution

  • Boil enough water for a large glass of water (ideally almost half a litre).
  • The water should be clean and pure, not tap water.
  • Add 1 teaspoon - 5g of Celtic Sea Salt into the water and mix.
  • Let the mix cool and reach room temperature.
  • You can store this at room temperature (No need to refrigerate).

Applying the Celtic Sea Salt Face Wash

  • Take a soaked cotton ball or pad of saltwater solution and gentle wipe your face.
  • Alternatively, (if you have sprayer) spray the Celtic Sea Salt water on your face and remove any excess with a cotton pad.
  • When dry use a natural chemical free moisturiser suited for your skin type after the Salt Water wash to reduce dryness.
Face Wash

What kind of Moisturiser goes well...

Well first off just avoid anything mainstream, they'll have toxins, chemicals fake stuff in, they can say organic, they can say natural, read the ingredients and if it doesn't sound natural forget it. If you're not sure search it online before you buy. I personally use Avocado Cream, a 2018 study, avocado oil was praised by researchers as an effective means of enriching dry, damaged, or chapped skin. This is due to the abundance of nutrients such as vitamin E, potassium, and lecithin that are easily absorbed by the skin's outer layer, the epidermis, and can aid in generating new, healthy skin. Avocado oil is particularly beneficial for individuals with psoriasis or eczema as it contains antioxidants and vitamins that promote skin repair. Additionally, the compounds found in Avocado oil assist in collagen synthesis and the wound healing process, which is essential in supporting the skin's repair. Let me make this clear, you could use Avocado the actual fruit, you could use a cold pressed oil, but I'm using Ancient Purity's Avocado Night Cream, I'm not saying it's better, real Avocado is better, maybe the oil cold pressed is better, but this is what I do personally. It's easier and I've always got loads of jars of this cream in the shop. Oh and also Avocado is loaded with carotenoids and lutein, avocado oil is an effective antioxidant that aids in inhibiting age-related eye degeneration. Additionally, studies reveal that lutein found in avocado oil serves as a shield for the skin from the harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. Further adding to its benefits, Avocado oil is a rich source of chlorophyll - a potent antioxidant that annihilates free radicals in the skin, which are responsible for oxidative damage and ageing according to many scientific studies.

What else, well the list is endless really, the natural world holds all the solutions in my opinion, i mention Avocado cuz i'm using it but if you could also use Coconut Oil. Coconut oil is packed with benefits for the skin, thanks to its antimicrobial properties. It contains three fatty acids that have disinfectant and antimicrobial properties, making it an effective treatment for bacterial-related skin issues such as dental caries and infections. Organic coconut oil is a popular treatment for skin blemishes and infections as it fights off bacteria, cold sores. Coconut Oil is also highly hydrating for both skin and hair. Its saturated fats keep the skin moisturised and prevent moisture loss through the pores, resulting in a healthy, smooth, and even tone. Research shows that virgin coconut oil improves symptoms of skin disorders by moisturising and soothing the skin, while also enhancing its barrier function. Additionally, Coconut Oil's anti-inflammatory properties can improve skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, and other inflammatory skin issues. Antioxidants found in coconut oil work to reduce oxidative stress, which makes it an effective tool for fighting diseases related to lipid and protein oxidation and promoting healthy aging. By applying coconut oil to your skin, you can reduce oxidation and minimise visible signs of stress.

Celtic Sea Salt Benefits

What makes Celtic Sea Salt good for Skin and other Benefits.

The outstanding quality of Celtic Sea Salt is its ability to perform various functions such as detoxifying, healing, cleansing, exfoliating, and retaining moisture all at once. The presence of essential electrolytes in natural sea salts promotes healthy cell activity and can be readily absorbed by the skin's cell wall. It initiates anti-inflammatory responses and replaces minerals that our body loses during daily activities. This reduced inflammation and wrinkles, making it an ideal cosmetic agent. Surprisingly, Sea Salt is present in numerous beauty products and now people are becoming aware that it's Celtic Sea Salt that stands above all the typical sea salts, as it retains the beauty mineral Magnesium and has no processing.

In our pursuit for natural methods of enhancing skin health, consider incorporating Salt into your skincare regimen and really, don't bother with other Salts, give your skin the best one. Salt serves as more than just a vital mineral for the body as it boasts numerous skin benefits. Celtic Sea Salt is rich in minerals such as our favourite - magnesium along with potassium, and calcium. But don't forget Celtic Sea Salts abundant trace minerals. Also if you're in Europe or of European decent, doesn't a Salt cultivated naturally from France sit better with you? For me I think more local the better. Celtic Sea Salt is good for everyone worldwide, we all need healthy skin, hydration and clean real food, the worlds best Superfoods can now cross boarders and make people thrive globally. Himalayan has been considered the top and finally I think people realise Celtic Sea Salt may actually be superior, I think it is. But this article was specifically about Salt aiding and nurturing the skin. Oh and it's worth noting, certain types of salt have a raised pH level compared to others, Celtic Sea Salts unique quality helps to sustain the skin's acid mantle and combat moisture depletion.