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Updated: Aug 30, 2019

If you’re ahead of the trends on beauty, you’ll know that salt scrubs are amazing and should be made a staple in everyone’s home and should have a permanent place on your beauty routines. But if you have no clue about salt scrubs and want to maybe try it out, we’ll give you the low-down on salt scrubs and we’ll even give you some top choices to try out.

What’s a salt scrub?

A salt scrub is generally salt-based skin care products that work to remove dead skin and increase the body’s blood circulation. Commonly used salts for salt scrubs are Epsom and Sea salts that work great as abrasives and contains minerals that help to enhance the skin’s condition. Those salts are then infused with essential oils such as olive, rose hip or almond oil that can help breathe new life into tired skin.

Epsom salts work as great salt scrubs because they contain magnesium and sulfates that work to reduce inflammation and flush out toxins respectively. While Sea salt is a great option to use as a scrub if you want a more well-rounded amount of goodness that could do wonders for your skin.

What does it do?

Here are some of our favorite things that salt scrub does for us:

Deeply cleanses and exfoliates the skin - a cult-favorite of most high-end spas, sea salt is an excellent exfoliating treatment granted that the grade of the salt should be taken into consideration, it may be strong enough to slough off dead skin cells but not scratch the skin.

Invigorates skin - the abrasion caused by using salt scrubs actually works to improve blood circulation leaving behind an invigorating feeling to the skin. So when you feel like lifting away the troubles of the day, try making salt scrubs a part of your self-care or ME day?

Promotes skin cell regeneration - using salt scrubs as an exfoliator promotes the growth of new cells by getting rid of the dead cells at the surface. The process of regeneration tightens the skin, making it firmer and appear younger-looking. Skin regeneration also prevents skin discoloration and improves skin texture among other things.

Reduces stress - salt has been used in spas all over the world, to reduce stress as it the Ancient Greeks and Roman have years before. Using salt is said to provide psychological benefits and can improve the quality of sleep. So, if you’re looking to unwind why not go to the nearest spa and get a sea salt scrub or do one from the comfort of your home? Either way, you’ll be relaxed.

Detoxifies the skin - You don’t have to look elsewhere to get in on the detox hype as salt scrubs are known to have detoxifying qualities they absorb toxins from the skin resulting in a healthier looking glow.

Now what?

Well, if what we’ve told you about salt scrubs is enough to convince you to try it but is still stumped about what kinds of salt scrubs to get we got you covered. Here are some tips, tricks, and recommendations to start you on your salt scrub journey.


  • Use salt scrubs once or twice a week to not damage the skin.

  • Cut back on the scrub if you are experiencing sunburn or any irritable skin conditions so as not to aggravate the condition further.

  • Moisturize after you’re done with your scrub

  • Read the ingredients on the salt scrub you’re going to buy to check if it won’t irritate you.

  • Don’t use salt scrubs after shaving to not cause irritation.

Must try:

Aqua Mineral’s Total Silk Body Scrub and Milky Facial Scrub infused with minerals from the Dead Sea, renowned the world over for its healing and rejuvenating powers. Find more about the products by clicking here.

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