In this colder weather, we’re often asked in our shop what we would recommend as a natural exfoliant to help smooth the skin.
We firmly believe that natural Australian sea salt is one of the best things you can use on the skin. And it definitely beats plastic microbeads that are used in many cosmetics and are terrible for marine life.
Sea salt is the most effective natural exfoliant around. Unlike table salt, which is heavily processed after being mined from salt deposits, sea salt is made when seawater is left to evaporate helping to retain its natural mineral composition.
Sea salt is full of natural minerals, including magnesium, potassium, calcium, and sodium chloride – all of which hold many benefits for skin. Calcium helps unblock pores. Potassium works to energise skin and help balance moisture levels. And magnesium helps soothe damaged skin. It also has the ability to penetrate the deeper layers of your skin to help repair damaged skin cells.
Our sister company, Pharmaoil, has a natural scrub, which combines Australian sea salt with 12 plant-derived oils to become a powerful exfoliant that helps improve skin in three different ways.
Firstly, massaging it onto the skin helps remove dead skin cells, which can make your skin flaky and dry. Secondly, it helps improve circulation, while removing bacteria and unclogging pores. And thirdly, by removing dead skin cells, it promotes regeneration of new skin cells, which can help tighten your skin and even out skin tone.
We also use Australian sea salt in our bath salts, which are great for this colder weather.
We’re also working on a sea salt soap, which we’re very excited about so stay tuned!!