friday beauty tip – 6 beauty uses for epsom salts

see how much a simple and inexpensive item can do for your health and beauty routine

1. pump up the volume of your hair

add equal parts epsom salt, to equal parts of your favorite conditioner, work the mixture into your hair, and leave it on for 20 minutes before rinsing. the treatment will get rid of excessive oils, which can leave hair looking flat and greasy. good to do once a week.

2. diy face scrub

it’s great to exfoliate and have baby soft skin:

simply mix ½ to 1 teaspoon of epsom salt with your favorite cleaning cream, and work the mixture into your skin, using a circular motion, to remove dead skin cells, then rinse.

3. soften feet

if your feet are feeling a little rough around the edges, try this diy softening treatment:

pour ½ cup of epsom salt into a tub of warm water and soak your feet for 10 to 15 minutes.

then take a handful of epsom salt, dampen it, and massage it on your feet to slough off dead, callused skin.

4. flakey lips?

for smoother, healthier-looking lips, mix a few tablespoons of epsom salt with a teaspoon of petroleum jelly, gently massage the mixture onto your lips, and then wipe off.

5. moisturize while soacking

pour two cups of epsom salt into a bath, add in coconut oil or jojoba oil, and soak for 20 minutes. you will hydrate your skin and there’s a bonus- the magnesium in epsom salt has a calming effect, so you’ll also reduce stress and sleep better.

6. have rough skin?

diy body scrub: mix 2 tablespoons of epsom salt with your favorite body wash. gently massage the mixture over any rough patches, such as elbows, knees, and feet, for smoother skin.

 

 

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