You may have heard of tea tree oil for acne. A little dab on a pesky pimple makes all your troubles go away. The problem with this remedy is that it dries up all the skin around the raised area and the scent is very strong. What you may not have heard of is nature’s way of healing your skin, straight from the ocean.
If anyone has every told you to soak a swollen foot in Epsom salt, the reasons for this are some of the same reasons that sea salt works for acne. Salt draws out the impurities in your skin and reduces inflammation. The result is a reduction in the redness caused by pimples, the dirt clogging your pores is drawn out and your skin is naturally exfoliated.
To make this solution at home:
Mix two tablespoons finely ground organic sea salt with half a cup warm water in the blender (alternately, shake vigorously). Smooth this mixture on your face, rubbing lightly to exfoliate, and leave on for ten to fifteen minutes. Rinse with warm water, apply an alcohol free toner to remove any leftover residue, then moisturize. You will want to hydrate well after this treatment using a moisturizer that will not clog your pores and will leave your skin supple.
A moisturizer nourishes your skin beautifully without leaving any residue. If your skin is extremely oily try skin gels. These gels will leave your skin comfortable and light.