Almost always at the end of the month when I look into my purse, there isn't much left for me. There is always enough to go around alhamdulillah, but not enough for me to buy myself a good set of skin care products. My sensitive mengada2 skin needs brands such as Seba Med or perhaps Clinique and I can't afford all those. I used to ignore the rashes and the itchiness after using the normal soaps but at times it became intolerable especially when your work got postponed just to attend to the scratching of your skin all over.
After much reading, I learnt that there is an inexpensive way to looking and feeling good. I have been using it for more than a year now and within that period of time I met friends who noticed the difference in my skin's texture. It is funny everytime when friends ask me if I was using any special brands like SKII or at least Olay Total Effects. And I don't know how to break it to them about my new skin care regime. It's because all I have sitting on my bathroom sink is this...
The Himalayan Rock Salt. This is what I use to substitute my soap, my cleanser and my scrub. I bathe in salt water, exfoliate my skin, cleanse my face and brush my teeth with it everyday. I have found this very comforting in ways that are befitting to my budget as well as to my sensitive skin. My kids use it too and it is as natural as natural can be. Other than that, I use rock salt for my cooking and cakes. It tastes so much better and the kids have also acquired the taste.
It is a remedy to a host of problems, internally and externally. Ladies should soak themselves with salt water and rub the salt around the fatty areas as it is believed to melt the fat away. It soothes your aches and and rids the negative energy simultaneously installs some positive ones. A lot can be said about this natural wonder and if you have the time do read up about it. Below are some of the benefits gathered from the internet.
The Himalayan Rock Salt that I use. A kilo is around RM5. Buy the unrefined, unbleached, pink salt available at any supermarket. The mineral content of Himalayan Rock Salt is more superior than Fleur de sel, the expensive gourmet version. For those like me who do not have much extra, this is just as good.
Natural salt in general contains the minerals in the same proportions as the human body does. It is necessary for the normal functioning of the metabolism, the absorption of water, the electrical communication between the cells, and also for mineral nutrition.
Himalayan crystal rock salt is the cleanest salt available anywhere on the planet and contains all of the elements that are found in the human body. This salt is absolutely pristine and is identical to the ancient oceans, as it was dried up by the sun millions of years ago.
There are many benefits to Himalayan crystal rock salt. These include:
re-mineralising the body with 84 minerals and trace elements that are essential to good health
it assists in the cellular absorption of minerals
it replenishes the body’s electrolytes and balances the body’s pH
it brings about significant improvements in the respiratory, circulatory, and nervous systems
it improves the connective tissue in the organs
Himalayan Salt has a higher level of latent energy, which eventually will be transmitted to the water we bathe in, drink, or cook with.
When bathing, it also gives an antiseptic effect to the skin and reduces histamine that causes inflammation and itching sensation.
- Salt bath can be very efficient in eliminating the toxins of the body while enriching the skin with vital minerals.
Salt Benefits for gums and teeth
- Salt makes the perfect mouth wash - you can use it to rinse your mouth after brushing or even as a more natural tooth soap directly on the brush. Use it in a 1% salt brine.
Dry Salt naturally soothe allergies, asthma and congestion.
- By inhaling salt-infused air, you can calm, regenerate and flush the entire respiratory system for easier breathing. In Europe (mainly Eastern Europe), asthma sufferers are often treated in salt mines - the salt air kills airborne pollutants. Salt, in fact, has been known as the "the first antibiotic.
- It is effective as an inhaler, without the toxicity
- Crystal salt lamps naturally improve the quality of air we breathe by generating negative ions
Salt can also stop persistent dry cough and clear the lungs of mucus plugs and sticky phlegm, particularly in asthma, emphysema and cystic fibrosis sufferers.
- Put it on the tongue after drinking a glass or two of water.
More information can be obtained here.
So Ida, I think I have given you the answer to my Elixir. I think you have a packet of it too. Now, all you have to do is use it.