The average woman will spend £18,000 in her lifetime on her face, from moisturiser, to exfoliants and make-up. However, for many of our beauty expenses there’s a cheaper more natural alternative, readily available…Salt
So if you’re saving money, here are some salt based alternatives to add to your every day beauty regime:
1. Beach wave hair
Create beach waves by mixing salt and water and spraying freely over your hair. Either wait for it to dry on its own or blow-dry, scrunching as you go. You can also add coconut oil for added moisture.
2. Facial exfoliator
Mix together salt and olive oil and massage into your face. This acts as a natural exfoliant, removing dead skin cells and preventing pores from getting blocked.
3. Body exfoliator
Mix salt with your normal shower gel, creating a cheaper but just as effective exfoliator. Alternatively, when your skin’s still damp after a shower, rub salt gently all over your skin to remove dead skin and get your circulation going.
4. Salt for the sole
You deserve some ‘feet up’ time. Soak your feet in a bowl of salty water. It’s not only relaxing but also helps to prevent infections.
5. Fighting oily skin
Do you suffer from an oily complexion? Fill a small spray bottle with tepid water, add 1 teaspoon of salt and spray gently on to your face.
6. Bright white smile
Mix salt and baking soda to create a home-made toothpaste that whitens teeth and removes plaque.
To make the toothpaste, grind salt in a blender or spread some on a chopping board and roll it with a rolling pin to crush salt into a fine sand-like texture. Mix 1 part crushed salt with 2 parts baking soda, then dip a dampened toothbrush into the mixture and brush your teeth.
7. Hair with OOOMPH
Combine equal parts of deep conditioner and Epsom salt. Warm in a pan. Work the warm mixture through your hair and leave on for 20 minutes and then rinse.
8. Nailing it
Mix 1 teaspoon lemon juice, 1 teaspoon of baking soda, 1 teaspoon sea salt and soak your nails in the mixture to reduce yellowing and remove dirt.
Please remember that all skin is sensitive and we suggest seeking expert advice before using alternative facial products.