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The Salt: benefits and risks for hair and body

We use salt typically to flavour dishes, however it has many virtues which the body can benefit from. Instead, be careful of the problems it can cause to the hair. Do you want to know more? Read on!

Salt is one of the main ingredients of the Mediterranean cuisine because it adds taste to the food; in fact, it has many qualities which were also known from our ancestors.

The Romans, for example, used it to improve the health of the skin through the thalassotherapy, while the most modern SPAS offering haloterapia treatments that allows you to breathe in salt caves in order to open and strengthen the respiratory system, to improve the cardiovascular capacity and, finally, to remedy skin problems.

Among the biggest BENEFITS of this precious mineral there are: 

1) DETOX SKIN ACTION: through an exfoliating scrub, salt absorbs toxins and removes impurities and dead skin cells that are sited on the epidermis. In this way the skin start breathing again and getting a beautiful and healthy aspect; 

2) DRAINING AND MODELLING ACTION: the application of cosmetic salt on the skin, through slow and defined movements, increases blood circulation with draining and modeling effects, which release skin tissues from water retention, decreasing, and at the same time, the appearance of bearings; 

3) RELAXING AND ANTI-DOLORIFIC ACTION: hot packs of salt have extraordinary relaxing and restful properties because they help fighting fatigue and swelling of limbs. 

The virtues of salt are various and don’t stop here: don’t you know it’s also a great ally of tanning, do you? 

We are in the middle of summer but, if you have not been to the sea yet, you need to do a scrub specifically created for preparing the skin to sunlight: start massaging the mixture in a circular and energetic motion on the elbows, knees and feet, and in a more delicate way on all the rest of the body. 

You will feel the skin refreshed and rejuvenated and, above all, ready to get the sun and win a tan that will be the envy of all your friends! 

Despite these many virtues on skin and body, unfortunately, the salt is an enemy of our hair: in fact, salt and sun’s rays make hair dry and brittle. The causes of this “EFFECT OF STRAW” depend on the weakness of the hair follicles stressed by frequent washing and external agents aggression. 

The solution is to nourish and moisturize your hair with shampoo and restorative conditioner to eliminate all traces of sand, salt and chlorine on the skin and on the lengths, and to use protective sprays and oils during sun exposure. 

Finally, in the moments when the sun is hotter it is appropriate to use a wide-brimmed hat, which repair the hair and will give us a glam and chic look!

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