Bath salts are nothing new. They have been used for a long time, because history has long been forgotten. Currently, by far the most popular cosmetic of this type is salt from the Dead Sea and in the Black Sea. However, all types of good bath salts are very similar and the differences between them only concern the details.
Types of bath salts
Bath salts can be divided in very different ways, for example by distinguishing between the forms in which they occur. However, the most frequently used is a division referring to the method of salt extraction. The most popular is sea salt, which is simply obtained by evaporating water from ordinary sea water. Evaporated salt is salt which is obtained by purifying brine from rock salt deposits. Stone salt itself is salt crushed from large blocks of rock salt.
The most common types of salt
Shops usually meet with a slightly different division of bath salt. It is more oriented towards the use of specific types of salt. We can find here, among others:
- mineral aromatic salts, by far the cheapest of bath additives. They smell very nice and create a pleasant aroma in the bathroom, although their beneficial effect is basically limited to providing such an experience. In such salts there are sometimes various planned or no additives that can cause skin irritation and drying out.
- Sea salt crystals are a form of salt very rich in minerals. It contains, among others, silicon, iron, calcium and iodine. If these substances are missing in the skin, bathing will have a really salutary effect on the skin. This type of bath salt is also able to provide a peeling effect, which reveals the inner layers of the epidermis and revitalizes the whole skin.
- bath salts allowing effective absorption of minerals through the skin, as they should be given together with hot water to expand pores and improve absorption through the skin.
What are the indications for bath salts?
Bath salts can be used simply for relaxation purposes. They allow you to soothe your nerves and make you calm down. However, they can also be used as a peeling agent, treating minor skin damage and alleviating various skin irritations caused, for example, by the action of ultraviolet radiation or insect bites.
Many people use hot baths with the addition of bath salts as a way to deal with chronic joint pain. Especially rheumatic pains can disappear. In this situation the possibilities are really wide, because bath salts can be used for all problems related to pain or stiffness of muscles and joints. Part of the effect translates into the nervous system.