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The Cheapest Miracle Skin Ingredient Ever?

We get a few dozen press releases for new beauty products every day, and most of them we dismiss pretty quickly because they appear to be the same old stuff repackaged with outrageous claims and a high price tag. But, we recently received one on Epsom salts which caught our eye because it provides some common sense beauty tips that also make sense technically and that can be applied VERY inexpensively. While some people may find salt too drying for their skin, we still think these tips are worth sharing, especially for the DIY fans in the crowd. (And, no, we weren’t paid off by the Epsom Salt Council of America to promote their product.)

Glowing skin exfoliating treatment

Mix 2 cups of Epsom Salt with 1/4 cup of petroleum jelly and a few drops of lavender essential oil. Use the mixture to gently scrub away dry skin patches.

Microdermabrasion Facial

Mix 1/2 TSP of Epsom Salt into cleansing cream for a deep-pore cleansing. Massage on skin. Rinse with cool water. Pat dry. (Note: I’m not crazy about this one because salt can destabilize some emulsions and may interfere with the delivery of other ingredients.)

Bathtime Bliss

Add two cups of Epsom Salt to the water in a standard-sized bathtub; soak for at least 12 minutes, three times weekly. For an extra treat, add a few drops of eucalyptus oil for a refreshing scent.

Pedicure Perfection

Dissolve a half cup of Epsom Salt into two quarts of warm water. Pour the water into a container and soak your bare feet for fifteen to twenty minutes. For an extra treat, add a few drops of eucalyptus oil for a refreshing scent. Massage the entire foot with Epsom Salt concentrating on the heels and ankles to remove any dry, rough spots. Then, rinse your feet off with clean tap water and dry them thoroughly.

Stress relieving soak

Add two cups of Epsom Salt to the water in a standard-sized bathtub; soak for at least 12 minutes, three times weekly. For an extra treat, add a few drops of eucalyptus oil for a refreshing scent.

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