Ever heard of a wonder mineral? These rare and indispensable beauties are naturally formed by Mother Earth herself to bring us a cornucopia of health benefits for both our insides and outsides! Here at PURE, we love to celebrate all things natural, sustainable and valuable to our bodies.
Let’s talk about Himalayan Salt– we can’t get enough of it! If you’ve ever been into one of our luxurious Spas for our signature PURE Body Scrub you’ll know all about how magical this dusky rose gem is for gently dusting away all that rough skin to produce a soft and supple glow from head to toe whilst proving you with that much needed tranquil and well-rested post-spa feeling. In fact, we love Himalayan salt so much we have decided to include it as part of our core PURE Skincare retail collection in our brand-new Spa from Home Kit– so you can recreate that wonderful spa feeling from the comfort of your own home!
Himalayan salt is one of the world purest salts. Hailing from the Punjab region of Pakistan, Himalayan salt is mined from the base of the Himalayas. It is made up of over 80 different minerals, including zinc, chromium, magnesium, calcium, iron and iodine- each of which comes with it’s own unique set of health benefits when used on the skin:
Himalayan salt is known to literally scrub away aches and pains– it sounds unbelievable but this wonder miracle lives up to its name! Many people who suffer from chronic pain have acknowledged the salt as indispensable in soothing muscle tensions- rubbing in circular motions around sore areas will help loosen off pain and boost circulation whilst cleansing those pores and getting rid of dead skin- remarkable!
Wondering what it might do to your skin? Rumour has it using Himalayan Salt regularly can make you GLOW! That’s right, all of these vitamins and minerals are loaded with skin brightening properties that will work wonders for your complexion. It can even help to reduce the irritation, redness and scaling of eczema and psoriasis to name a few.
Body Scrub: Himalayan salt is exfoliating in texture and will leave your skin soft and smooth. Regular skin exfoliation is so important to bring into your routine because it is proven to boost the collagen production in your skin, which is the protein involved in keeping your skin smooth. Why not try PURE’s DIY body scrub, using a few pumps of our PURE Massage Oil and a scoop of PURE Himalayan salt. Wet the skin, and apply the scrub in circular motions, to remove dead skin cells, being sure to avoid any broken or irritated skin.
Bath Salts: Add PURE Himalayan salts to the bath, it’s easy, relaxing and effective. Not only does salt have microbial properties, which helps to calm and soothe body acne, but it can also help rescue skin irritation and inflammation. Plus, there’s the whole mind-body relaxation that happens whenever you take the time to soak in a warm bath. In fact, some studies have found that bathing has equal mental and physical benefits such as reduced anxiety, relieved tension and increased overall blood flow.
Pedicure: You can give your feet some attention and create a foot soak or a soot scrub. Pink Himalayan salt helps your skin retain moisture, therefore adding it to a foot soak with warm water; painful and tired feet can be relieved and rejuvenated with the salt helping the moisture return to them. If you want to soak up the health benefits of Himalayan salt, treat your feet to a luxurious soak. If you struggle with ankle or foot aches, warm Himalayan salt water can relax cramped muscles. The magnesium and calcium present in the salt can also help strengthen your bones, connective tissues, and skin, which can help reduce everyday soreness or pain.
Himalayan salts are soothing for your soul and mental wellbeing. Adding himalayan salts to your bath not only simulates the calming effect of lying on a warm saltwater beach but it is also said to melt away stress, reduce fatigue and improve emotional health. This calming and soothing effect of soaking in a Himalayan salts bath, is the perfect addition to your bedtime ritual. Taking a warm soak in the evening will help you melt away the stress of your day, and ease into a deep restful sleep. Your sleep quality will thank you, as well as your skin.