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The Natural Skin Care Ingredient That Boosts Hydration and Zaps Acne Spots

Watch any cooking show and they’ll tell you that no meal is complete without salt. But did you know that just like your palate, your skin could benefit from a little salt here and there? Salt beauty products are rich in minerals and a natural exfoliant that can give your skin a thorough cleanse and tone your skin.

There’s a reason people find bath salts, a dip in the Dead Sea and Himalayan salt lamps so restoring. Salt works as a natural antiseptic and antimicrobial that draws out impurities from your pores, leaving you with clean, firm skin that can have a balanced and youthful feel. Bonus points: because of its dry, exfoliating properties, salt can also dry out acne to remove it faster.

“Magnesium-rich salt can improve the skin’s barrier function which will result in significantly greater skin hydration,” said Dr. Nava Greenfield of Schweiger Dermatology Group in NYC. She referred to studies that suggest bathing in salt is beneficial for the skin. “The same study goes on to show that sea salt may reduce inflammation in eczema. The salts improve hydration by binding water and have an effect on skin cell turnover,” Dr. Greenfield continued.

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Source: Stylecaster – The Natural Skin Care Ingredient That Boosts Hydration and Zaps Acne Spots By, Robyn Turk

About Schweiger Dermatology Group

Schweiger Dermatology Group was founded to help make excellent dermatology care accessible throughout the Northeast. In 2010, Dr. Eric Schweiger started the practice with a single location in Midtown Manhattan. When he saw the need for high-quality dermatology care that did not require weeks or months of waiting to see a qualified provider, his vision of a multi-location practice was born.

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