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    Old 08-08-2005, 11:07 AM   #1
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    sea salt for acne

    I'm 24 yrs old with moderate acne and combo skin. My acne was worst when I was a teenager. I've been eating healthier and doing exercise for the past 3 months so that's been helping a little. I've been trying home remedies because i have sensitive skin and I'm allergic to alot of products with benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid. One that I've read about was sea salt. I use Atlantic sea salt for my food. Is that any good for my face or does it have to be dead sea salt. Any other natural remedies would be great. I feel my skin is also very dull and i'm also looking for something that would give me a healthy glow.

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    Old 08-08-2005, 05:18 PM   #2
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    Re: sea salt for acne

    I dont think salt works, but the beach works wonders i dont think actual salt like you buy from the store work tho

     
    Old 08-08-2005, 05:25 PM   #3
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    Re: sea salt for acne

    I noticed my skin improving after a week at the beach, so I've been doing a sea salt "mask" of sorts. I make a paste of sea salt and a little water and smooth it over my face. I let it sit for 10 or so minutes, and then rinse it off with a wash cloth, scrubbing very very gently. I've been home from the beach for 5 days, and my skin is still improving. Always hard to know, but it is the only thing I am doing differently right now.

    As for home remedies, I also drink lemon juice. I drink the juice of one full lemon everyday, and I noticed a difference in my skin after I started doing this (maybe a month ago). I also "wash" my face with witch hazel. I only use cleanser if I've had make-up on (rarely).

    The egg yolk mask is nice also, but I've never been able to keep up with it everyday.

    I haven't tried baking soda, but other people rave about it as a scrub.

    hmmm....that's all I have for now.

    Let me know if you try the sea salt, I'm curious.

     
    Old 08-08-2005, 10:16 PM   #4
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    Re: sea salt for acne

    thanks!!! what kind of sea salt do u use?

     
    Old 08-09-2005, 09:36 AM   #5
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    Re: sea salt for acne

    I use Baleine sea salt, I found it at a health food store. It's in a big blue package. Interestingly enough, it says on the front "does not supply iodine" which is a big contributor to acne when taken internally (I don't know about externally)
    Good luck!

     
    Old 08-09-2005, 01:27 PM   #6
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    Re: sea salt for acne

    Hmmm maybe your on to something. I have yet to see a surfer with acne

     
    Old 08-09-2005, 01:42 PM   #7
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    Re: sea salt for acne

    I'm going to the beach (Mexico) on Friday for a few days. I'll see if I notice any changes in my skin..

     
    Old 08-10-2005, 10:15 AM   #8
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    Re: sea salt for acne

    I have a sea salt body wash, i wonder if that'd be safe to use on my face? If not I can use it on my back.

     
    Old 08-10-2005, 12:21 PM   #9
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    Re: sea salt for acne

    DiscoDan,
    I wouldn't use the body wash on your face. Try it for your back. It would probably be too harsh for your face, and really, I wouldn't use anything but straight sea salt, no other ingredients.

     
    Old 08-11-2005, 09:25 PM   #10
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    Re: sea salt for acne

    u should use the sea water toner from lush cosmetics, they really put sea water in it! google it.
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