Himalayan salt lamps are most commonly used to improve our sleep, boost our energy levels and even relieve bedwetting.But did you know that Himalayan salt lamps and Himalayan pink salt also have the potential to improve your skin?Yep - both Himalayan salt lamps and Himalayan pink salt can be used to assist with common skin concerns like eczema and acne. Keep reading as we explain exactly how Himalayan salt can have a positive impact on your skin.
How do Himalayan salt lamps improve skin?
First things first, what are Himalayan salt lamps? Himalayan salt lamps are natural chunks of Himalayan salt crystals that have been chiselled to hold a lightbulb inside. When switched on, these beautiful lamps emit a warm, soothing amber glow. But they’re so much more than just a nightlight! Himalayan salt lamps are naturally hygroscopic. This means they attract and absorb moisture from the surrounding air. Due to their hygroscopic nature, salt lamps are thought to trap contaminants like dust, pollen and other allergens within the crystal, while releasing pure air back into its surrounding environment. Think of Himalayan salt lamps as a natural air purifier!So how did this relate to our skin? Well, pollen and dust particles in the air can irritate certain skin conditions like eczema. By improving the quality of the air in your home using Himalayan salt lamps, these irritants can be greatly reduced - thus reducing flare-ups of these conditions.If you struggle with eczema or allergies, consider placing a Himalayan salt lamp in the areas of your home where you spend the most time. Remember, the size of your Himalayan salt lamp directly relates to its effectiveness, so you’ll need a larger salt lamp (or 2-3 smaller salt lamps) for bigger spaces. Check out our Himalayan salt lamp size guide to find the perfect fit for your needs.
How to use Himalayan pink salt for better skin
As well as Himalayan salt lamps, Himalayan pink salt also has the potential to improve your skin. In fact, this all-natural ingredient has been used in skin treatments for many years!So what makes Himalayan pink salt so beneficial for our skin? Well, it’s packed with over 84 trace minerals and is naturally anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory. Many skin conditions like acne are actually caused by bacteria that live on our skin and contribute to the infection of pimples. A gentle, natural scrub using Himalayan salt is a great way to combat this bacteria and rebalance and revitalise your skin. You can also treat your skin to the detoxifying benefits of Himalayan pink salt through a relaxing bath soak. Through the process of osmosis, the rich minerals found in Himalayan salt can easily be absorbed into your skin. Learn how to detox your skin with a Himalayan salt soak on the blog here!
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