Discover the amazing benefits of salt water for your skin. As I boast about the incredible beaches of Sydney, Australia, where I’m currently visiting, learn why salt water is not just for beachgoers, but how you can also harnessed its ingredients for healthier and more radiant skin, even if you live far from the ocean

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In This Episode We Cover:

  • The overwhelming benefits of seawater.
  • Seawater’s healing properties for your skin.
  • Sea salt for hair and body care.


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Episode 27: Show notes

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I couldn’t be more excited to chat with you about what is something of an under-appreciated, absolute game-changer for your skin – saltwater.

Let’s dive right in (ha!) and talk about the amazing benefits of saltwater for your skin.

Whether you live near the beach or not, there are countless ways to harness the power of seawater for healthier, more radiant skin.

The magic lies in the composition of sea salt – it’s made up of over 80 different minerals and trace elements, such as magnesium, potassium, calcium, and zinc.

These natural elements work wonders for your skin, offering a host of benefits that are simply too good to ignore.

One of the primary advantages of saltwater is its incredible healing properties. It has a natural way of combating infections and reducing inflammation.
If you have a skin infection, simply pouring saltwater onto it can kick-start the healing process.

And if you struggle with oily skin or acne, fear not, because saltwater is here to save the day. Its minerals and trace elements work together to reduce inflammation, combat bacteria, and regulate sebum production.

The result? Clear, glowing skin without any of the irritation caused by some topical acne treatments.

But the benefits of saltwater don’t stop there.

Have you ever considered using it to whiten your teeth naturally?

The minerals in saltwater are fantastic at removing plaque buildup and cleansing your teeth without any of the usual risks of tooth sensitivity.

Plus, it doubles up as a natural mouthwash, perfect for keeping your breath fresh throughout the day.

And that’s not all – saltwater is also a natural exfoliator. A saltwater or sea salt scrub on your face can remove dead skin cells, leaving your skin feeling softer, smoother, and more supple.

When it comes to your skincare routine, saltwater can be your secret weapon.

It’s a natural face toner, reducing oil and inflammation while tightening up your pores. If you have tired, puffy eyes, a simple washcloth soaked in saltwater can work wonders, cooling down the blood vessels and reviving your tired eyes.

Did you know that saltwater is not just good for your skin, but for your hair too?

If you suffer from dandruff, salt water can help soften your scalp and regulate oil production within your scalp. The result? Healthy, vibrant hair that’s free from the dryness caused by chlorine buildup.

Now, I know not everyone can simply pop down to the beach whenever they feel like it.

But fear not – you can recreate the ocean’s magic at home with a seawater bath using dead sea salts.

Not only does it help ease stress, but it can also provide relief to your muscles and joints. It’s like bringing a piece of the ocean into your own home!

When I think about saltwater, I can’t help but marvel at the amazing natural resource we have all around us. The healing properties of saltwater go far beyond just skincare. It’s nature’s very own medicine, and it’s high time we started appreciating it on a whole new level.

So, next time you’re near the beach, savor that swim and rejoice in that feeling of utter bliss. Because trust me, there’s truly nothing like it. And to my lovely listeners, I’ll make sure to link all the products and recommendations we’ve covered in today’s episode in the show notes below.




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Episode Transcript

[00:00:00]: Welcome back to Five Minute Face Talk.

And first of all, apologies for the sound quality. I am out of the country, so this is not going to sound great, but I’m over in Australia for a little while, which is very exciting and it’s been great.
I’ve been hanging with my family and going to the beach, and that sort of prompted me to talk about salt water because love swimming in the beach here.
There’s nothing like the beaches of Sydney. And I want to share with you the incredible benefits of salt water for your skin.

Kerrin [00:01:11]: So whether you live near the beach or not, there are so many ways that you can harness the power of seawater for healthier and more radiant skin. So let’s dive in.

Did you see what I did there?

Well, when the weather starts to get warm, do you get excited for the opportunity to spend time at the beach? Or what if you don’t live near an ocean? And what if your skin is sensitive or acne-prone?
Well, have no fear, because there are plenty of other ways that you can experience all of the benefits that saltwater has to offer for your skin. So let’s begin by understanding why sea salt is good for your skin and what it’s composed of.
Because sea salt is not just like your regular table salt. It’s made up of over 80 different minerals and trace elements, such as magnesium, potassium, calcium, and zinc. And if you didn’t know it, these natural elements bring a host of benefits to your skin.
So one of the primary advantages of salt water is its ability to heal your skin.

[00:02:11]: It has a natural way to combat infections and also reduce inflammation.
So if you have a skin infection, simply by pouring salt water onto it, you can initiate the healing process. And it’s also really beneficial for oily skin, as it helps to regulate your skin’s sebum production. And if you have problems with acne, which can be a pesky problem for many of us, I’m definitely going through some of that these days.
But salt water comes to the rescue yet again, because the minerals and trace elements in salt water reduce inflammation and kill off bacteria, which in turn makes it the perfect solution for clearing up breakouts and unlike some topical acne treatments, salt water won’t irritate your sensitive or oil prone skin.
Okay, taking a bit of a turn. Want to naturally whiten your teeth? Well, salt water can help with that, too. The minerals in salt water are excellent at removing plaque buildup and cleansing your teeth without any risk of tooth sensitivity.

[00:03:16]: You can even use sea salt toothpaste with a natural mint flavor. But salt water’s benefits don’t even stop there.
Yeah, it’s also a natural mouthwash, perfect for freshening your breath after meals or preventing bad breath throughout the day.
So, swishing a little warm saltwater solution can help eliminate unpleasant mouth odors as well. And if you have brittle chipping or breaking nails, a soak in warm water with sea salt can do absolute wonders. It provides your nails with the minerals that they need to stay strong and healthy, and salt water is also a natural exfoliator. Using a salt water or sea salt scrub on your face can remove dead skin cells, leaving your skin feeling softer, smoother, and more supple. It can also help to reduce oil in the skin, but it’s not just an exfoliant.

[00:04:10]: Is there anything it can’t do? If you’re also looking for a natural face toner, then look no further.

Salt water can be your solution.
As I’ve said, it reduces oil and inflammation, but it also helps to tighten up your pores, so you can use it after washing your face or before applying other treatments like moisturizer or clay masks.
Do you have tired, puffy eyes? Well, salt water can help depuff them as well, also, because of its anti-inflammatory benefits.
Soak a washcloth in salt water and place it on your eyes for a quick fix. This will cool down the blood vessels and revive your tired eyes.
So, if you’re trying to reduce sebum production and get rid of oil from your skin, sea salt can be a perfect addition to your skincare routine.
As I’ve mentioned once or twice, it’s naturally anti-inflammatory and can be used in exfoliants or in the shower for a nice cleansing kick.

[00:05:09]: It’s not just good for your skin, it’s also great for your hair, too.
So, if you suffer from dandruff, salt water can help soften your scalp and to regulate oil production within your scalp so you can incorporate sea salt into your hair products, not only for great texture, but for dramatic improvement too.
I love this. If you’re a fan of DIY skincare, then you can create your own face mask with a sea salt, honey and lemon juice concoction.
It’s a fantastic way to rejuvenate your skin naturally. And if that’s just too much for your schedule, there are plenty of sea salt masks available on the market.
Have you ever noticed how great your hair looks after a dip in the sea? As I mentioned, salt water can give your hair instant texture and vibrancy, and it’s also fantastic at removing buildup from the chlorine that can dry out your hair.

[00:05:58]: You can add sea salt to your shampoo and conditioner or to achieve that fresh, summery look. And I know this is all well and good if you live close to the beach, but if you can’t get to the ocean, don’t worry.
You can bring the ocean home to you with a seawater bath.
Saltwater is known to help ease stress and provide relief to your muscles and joints. So look for dead sea salts to create your very own seawater bath.

[00:06:24]: So why is salt water so beneficial for your skin if you haven’t got the message yet?

What an amazing natural resource that we have all around us, all over this planet that we never even think of, at least I don’t think of in terms of how it can help my own health, my own skin and beauty and how I feel.
It is basically nature’s medicine, isn’t it? So don’t take it for granted next time you jump in the ocean, really savor it and rejoice in how good it feels. I mean, there really is nothing else like it.
So if you’re near the beach, go and have a swim.
Trust me, you’ll feel so good afterwards. Okay?
And I promise I’ll link to all of the products and all the types of things that we’ve gone over in the show. And apologies for the bird sounds in the background from this episode.

It’s probably going to go on for the next few episodes as I record while I’m over here in Australia.

[00:07:24]: Beautiful Australia, where the birds are like nowhere else in the world.

So hang in there, bear with me, and we’ll be back to the professional dulcet tones of my Shure MV7 – I think it is, microphone that I miss so much, but it wasn’t going to make it on this trip.
So anyway, back to it.
Thank you for joining me. I hope you learned something because seawater is there to help you.

00:07:48]: All right, I’ll see you next time.


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