It’s quite common for people to avoid consuming salt. It can cause bloating and contribute to high blood pressure. But, for your skin, salt can do wonders. Whether you’re taking a dip in the ocean or using your own concoction at home, salt water can do your skin some good! Our experienced dermatologists at the Dermatology & Cutaneous Surgery Institute share several benefits of salt water for the skin.

A Great Remedy for Various Skin Conditions

Magnesium, calcium, and potassium are all skin-friendly minerals that can be found in sea salt. These minerals are great benefits of salt water since they help combat acne-causing bacteria, skin infections, and speed up the healing process.

Those with oily skin can benefit from washing with a saltwater solution with its moisture-reducing abilities that can help control excess oil, which leads to clogged pores.

If you have eczema, you can really benefit by using salt water in your skincare routine since magnesium is an anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial mineral that alleviates itching and reduces moisture from bacteria and fungi that causes eczema.

infographic on DIY ways to use salt for your skin

Gentle Exfoliant

Besides its “scrubby” element, sea salt acts as a great exfoliant that opens pores for a deeper clean, increase blood circulation, and allows your skin to better absorb moisturizers and other treatments. If you have sensitive skin, salt water should be used for your body instead of the face, where your skin is thinner and more easily irritated.

Rejuvenating Scrub

If you don’t have sensitive skin and are looking to attain softer skin, incorporate sea salt into your skincare routine. One of the benefits of salt water for skin is that it aids in skin cell turnover, helping you achieve a softer facial texture.

Anti-Dandruff Treatment

You don’t have to use salt water for just your face; you can also use it in your hair. Salt water helps loosen and remove dandruff while stimulating blood circulation for a healthier scalp. Also, sea salt helps keep fungal growth at bay by absorbing excess oil and moisture.

With so many more benefits of salt water for skin, we wouldn’t be surprised if you decide to visit the beach more often! If you’d like to learn more about washing your skin with salt water or if you’d like a professional skin rejuvenation facial, contact our Wellington clinic at 561-426-1791 or Delray clinic at 561-637-0222 today!  


Infographic added to page March 2021.