We often think of smooth, glowing skin as the job of a moisturiser and while moisturising is very important, we shouldn’t overlook the magic of an exfoliator. Exfoliating body scrubs remove dull, dead skin cells from the outer layer of your skin and allow smoother, glowing layers to shine through. In this post, we give you our simple Dead Sea salt scrub recipe that you can make at home and will leave your skin feeling and looking brighter and smoother.
The Benefits of a Dead Sea Salt Scrub
We often hear about the benefits of exfoliation for our faces. Dead skin cells build up and can clog pores and cause acne. That’s why exfoliating your face is encouraged a few times a week. But what about our bodies? Our body skin also builds up dead skin cells which many of us ignore and never exfoliate.
Physical exfoliants, like our Dead Sea salt scrub recipe below, are the best way to exfoliate the body as they are easy to apply in the bath or shower and areas like the knees, elbows, and feet require something with a little more grit. Our skin works on a cyclical basis, meaning we need to remove the top layer of dead skin cells to reveal newer-looking fresh cells. Exfoliating your skin with a Dead Sea salt scrub has many benefits:
- It improves the effectiveness of moisturisers by allowing it to penetrate the skin more efficiently.
- It prevents clogged pores (bye-bye blackheads) resulting in fewer breakouts.
- Long-term exfoliation can increase collagen production which promotes skin elasticity and minimise the appearance of fine lines.
- It leaves your skin looking brighter and smoother.
There’s just something about exfoliating that feels refreshing and invigorating – like setting your skin back to its natural state. Exfoliating your skin at least once a week is extremely important for all skin types and a great way to banish dull dry skin.
Why Dead Sea salt?
Salt scrubs are an exfoliating product made with various types of mineral salts and usually a carrier oil to moisturise the skin. Salt scrubs tend to be more abrasive than sugar scrubs and are best used for dull, dry, and damaged skin.
We use Dead Sea salt in our DIY scrub as it’s one of the most mineral rich sea salts you can find! Coming from the dead sea region in Jordan, this sea salt is actually quite different from traditional oceanic salt with a higher concentration of trace minerals such as magnesium and potassium. These miracle minerals help to fight against ageing skin, reduce fine lines and even smooth the skin’s overall texture and appearance.
Not only does Dead Sea salt exfoliate the skin, it hydrates it. That’s why this all-in-one skincare ingredient has been used for thousands of years to cleanse, detoxify and restore a healthy status quo to the body.
Types of carrier oils you can use
You can go simple or extravagant with your carrier oils.
Jojoba Oil - jam-packed with fatty acids, this hydrating liquid wax has been shown to enhance skin’s restorative properties and leave your skin with a baby soft bounce.
Sweet Almond Oil - this moisturising oil is a rich source of skin-replenishing ingredients, including triglycerides and several fatty acids, and soothes and softens your skin.
Coconut Oil - rich in antioxidants, it can help to prevent aging and damage to our skin and hair. It also has antibacterial and anti-fungal properties that help keep our skin healthy.
Olive Oil – a good option as you’ll likely have some in your kitchen! It also happens to be a fantastic moisturiser and has anti-aging properties.
Vitamin E Oil - this potent antioxidant helps to prevent damage to your skin caused by free radicals from pollution and UV exposure. It also has anti-inflammatory benefits and helps to soothe irritation.
Essential Oils – you can use any skin care safe essential oils to your scrub to give it a beautiful aroma.
How to make the Dead Sea salt scrub
Mix ½ cup of Dead Sea Salt with ¼ cup of jojoba oil (see above for other carrier oils) and add ½ teaspoon of Vitamin E oil (optional) – it’s that simple!
View our video below for a step by step guide.
For a totally luxurious body scrub, add your carrier oil of choice to our lavender and rose bath salts. This soul soothing mineral bath soak evokes the very same sense of tranquillity that makes the Dead Sea the epitome of self-care.
How to use
- Use 1-2 tablespoons of the Dead Sea salt scrub to exfoliate your body, paying particular attention to your feet, hands, knees and elbows.
- Rub gently in a circular motion to massage and rub into your skin.
- Rinse off thoroughly with warm in the bath or shower.
- Use 1-2 times a week as part of your beauty routine.
You’re ready to glow!
About The Dead Sea Co.
At the Dead Sea Co., we believe skincare is a ritual – a moment to pause, be present and nourish ourselves in ways that are more than skin deep. Our Dead Sea formulas are born from the potent fusion of restorative Dead Sea mud and salt with nourishing oils and botanicals to achieve healthy, glowing skin whilst encouraging thoughtful self-care rituals. Check out our Dead Sea skincare collection and take your self-care to the next level! From the moment your order arrives at your door, The Dead Sea Co. experience begins. Every package feels like a gift, even if it’s just for yourself – a special delivery of you-time.