Pink Himalayan salt is stone salt mined in the Kashmir region of India. The salt has an almost clear blue tint owing to mineral impurities. It is mainly used as a natural food supplement for human beings as table salt, as bath salt, and even as a decorative material for lamps and other home decorations. But it has now also gained popularity for its therapeutic properties and its ability to heal wounds quickly and naturally.
Himalayan salt was used by the ancient Greeks and Romans to heal various maladies including fatigue, cramps, indigestion, stomach troubles, and colds. The Egyptians believed that the mineral contained within the salt could cure diseases such as fever. And while we do not know if ancient Greeks and Romans used Himalayan salt as food or for medicinal purposes, modern scientists today use Himalayan salt in various forms to cure and treat a variety of ailments. Some common uses include as an abrasive for skin care products, as a remedy for various cuts, scrapes, burns, and skin infections, as a cleanser, as a toner, as a bleaching agent, and as an astringent. Himalayan salt has also been used in cosmetic formulations and in some herbal preparations.
The mineral has also been found to have anti-inflammatory effects on the human beings of the desert regions of South Asia. It can be applied on the skin after having a hot bath in the mountains of the country to treat burns, eczema, and rashes.
Salt is also useful for treating acne. A chemical reaction occurs with the presence of the salt that causes the production of sebum, the oil that makes up the skin's sebaceous glands. This oil, called sebum, traps dirt and debris in the skin, making it much cleaner. The sebaceous glands produce sebum by the means of sebaceous gland enzymes. Once these bacteria or foreign particles are removed from the skin, the sebaceous glands will start producing more oil again, which keeps the pores clean and unclogged.
People who suffer from dry skin, which is one of the most common skin conditions that affects humans, can benefit from Himalayan salt as well. The sodium chloride content of the salt works against the formation of dead cells that blocks the sebaceous glands. And this results in the creation of new skin cells that helps remove toxins from the blood.
The presence of salt also increases blood flow to the skin, so that the skin can produce enough oil for proper moisture production. Thus the skin's health becomes better. It is also known to help reduce wrinkles.
Skin conditions such as acne and eczema can be treated by rubbing the salt into the affected areas to open the skin's pores. This is usually done once or twice a day, with special care to avoid causing any pain. In addition, the affected areas should be kept clean and dry. The excess water should then be drained from the skin to reduce the redness of the skin.
It is advisable for people suffering from skin problems to take the salt internally because of its antibacterial properties. It also helps control and prevent the formation of bacterial infections, which can spread to other parts of the body.
As already mentioned, Pink Himalayan salt has many other uses, including helping to cure various skin disorders. However, there are a couple of precautions to be taken before applying it, such as washing the hands thoroughly after using the salt, using it on inflamed skin, and wearing gloves when applying it.
The good thing about using the salt is that it does not have any side effects. People have been using this for centuries now and they do not see any negative effects at all.
Some people would say that it is a miracle product, but you should not believe everything you hear and read in the news or see on TV.