You have heard about epsom salt for acne treatment and drying any wound super fast. Salt is known to heal wounds naturally and this is where the interest to actually talk about it is coming from.
This is not your regular salt that you can find in your cupboard (although it it’s good too). Epsom salt is a little different, and it will amaze you at how good it is in making the skin less oily and killing that bacteria. If you have never used it before- here you are. It’s never too late to try.
I’m writing this article so that you try it yourself. You don’t want to just be told things but rather see if it works for you. That’s what I like to do and on this blog, I will give you any information that I feel will help you.
What is this Epsom salt?
Let me first say this…there are so many natural remedies you can find here since this blog started. One of them is using turmeric for acne or acne scars. Get this information, read through it and empower yourself to fight acne. Do something about it now.
Anyway, back to the topic. Epsom salt is simply magnesium that helps to reduce inflammation or swelling. It kills the bacteria that cause acne. This is why I’m writing about it. If you can’t find Epsom salt, sea salt can be used too. There’s not much of a difference between the two except that sea salt contains a good number of minerals and Epsom salt has magnesium.
Is Epsom salt safe to use on an acne prone face?
I have been using it on my face mixed with turmeric and some drops of my favorite carrier or essential oil. But… just like anything skin related, you need to try it out on a small area first. That will give you time to see whether it irritates the skin or not. Your skin is different from everybody else.
It is great for exfoliation, but again, don’t over exfoliate with it. Epsom salt will leave your skin soothed and that’s an amazing benefit.
How to use Epsom salt for face acne:
Like I have said before, it is safe to use it on your face. You can use it once or twice a week to make sure that you are not overdoing it.
Here’s how you can take advantage of its benefits. It’s my favorite epsom salt paste for acne, it works!
- Take a teaspoon full of Epsom salt, a teaspoon of turmeric, and lastly add in warm water to make a paste (this is my personal Epsom salt paste for acne. It works!)
In place of turmeric, you can do away with it or substitute with baking powder.
Disclaimer: Now, with baking powder, you better try it on a small area on the skin before applying it everywhere. Baking powder can sting, so be aware of that.
You can also add 2-3 drops of your favorite essential oil(s) in making that paste. However, if simple works better for you- just using the salt on its own is fine as well.
- You should now apply the paste on your face, and leave it on for 10-20 minutes (keeping yourself busy allows the time to go by really fast!)
If you decide to go to bed with the paste on until morning, the directions will change slightly. In this case, mix Epsom salt with either water or oil only.
Turmeric would be avoided here since it stains just about everything it touches. You don’t want your sheets all yellow!
- Wash the paste off with warm water.
- Moisturize using any oil of your choice. I recommend pure, cold pressed Argan or Jojoba oil for best results.
That then wraps up Epsom salt uses for acne. Super easy, right?
How to stop oily skin with Epsom salt:
I receive a lot of questions on how to stop oily skin. Apart from making changes to your diet, here are other steps you can take to reduce the oiliness.
One of the simple ways is by using this salt. You can exfoliate your skin using it once to twice a week and that will help balance out the oils. you can also exfoliate papaya enzymes.
Also don’t forget that moisture is very important. Regardless of your skin type, you need to keep it hydrated (and yes, that includes oily skin too!)
Let us know, has Epsom salt worked for you before? If it’s your first time hearing about it, do you think you’ll be trying it out anytime soon?