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Salt Water And Acne Scars

If you've ever visited a beach, you'll know how enjoyable salt water is to splash around in. The minerals and the salts in the water of the ocean whilst very bad for the insides of you can dramatically help the appearance of your skin. Really strong salt seas/lakes such as the Dead Sea in the Middle East are popular for people with skin conditions, although you don't need to travel all the way there to get some relief from scarring!

The simplest way to use salt water to treat acne scars is simply to use it as a face wash. Add a generous quantity of salt to water (use two to three heaped teaspoons to every few cups of water) and massage your skin with it. Try and get a hold of a salt that isn't laced with chemicals, like table salt. Table salt while it will work in a pinch has a bunch of chemicals in it that help the salt to flow from the can more efficiently, and also to keep the appearance nice and white. There are such things as 'mined salts' - these are not salts extracted from the sea, but are rather mined from the earth. They are actually salt deposits that were put down millions of years ago, so they are pure as they can be, and the miners usually don't remove anything from the extracted salt - so you get all the additional trace minerals in addition to the salt.

It's best if you use warm water when you make your salt mixture. This is simply because it's a bit nicer to apply to the skin, as well as making it a lot easier for the salt to dissolve into the water.

You can also dab the salt water onto your skin using a cotton bud or a face cloth. It's just an alternate way of applying the mixture.

Now, this treatment works well, but if you'd really like to make things work well, I suggest visiting the ocean and going for a swim as often as you can. This isn't practical if you live inland and the sea is a long way away, but if you are able to make it out there, do. The natural salts and minerals in the sea water seem to have a better effect then just adding salt to water (as beneficial as that can be). Just remember to look after your skin if it's a hot day, apply sun screen if necessary and use the shade wherever possible.

There are some other ways to use salt water to heal acne scars as well. Salt water is a great acne scar treatment, and I recommend giving it a go to see if it works for you.


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