Pink Himalayan salt is a type of rock salt from the Punjab region of Pakistan, near the foothills of the Himalayas.
Mainly composed of sodium, this salt also consists of trace minerals such as calcium, potassium, and magnesium -- which give the salt its light pink tint.
Such minerals also explain why Himalayan salt is different from regular table salt.
Here's 6 reasons we love Himalayan salt for the skin:
1. Helps to maintain proper fluid/oil balance and prevent dehydration.
Himalayan salt helps to draw out dirt, bacteria, and pollution from deep within the pores. This enables skin to remain clean and pure, which prevents breakouts!
2. Softens skin deeply.
The 80-something natural-occurring minerals and elements in this pink salt penetrate your skin on a cellular level, leaving your body rejuvenated, nourished and oh, so soft.
3. Fights acne and aids in healing scars.
Himalayan pink salt is a natural antiseptic/disinfectant. It’s good for disinfecting acne-prone skin and will kill off acne causing bacteria, which then helps to reduce breakouts, especially those dreaded blackheads.
4. Exfoliates and removes dead skin cells.
Exfoliation is the antidote to dull skin, removing dead skin cells and leaving skin smoother, brighter, and more vibrant. The larger crystals found in Himalayan salt remove dead skin cells more aggressively than a sugar scrub. Need tips? Be sure to check out our blog on exfoliating + moisturizing.
5. Remineralizes and detoxifies the body, balancing its PH levels.
This salt is renowned for its detoxifying qualities which largely contribute to drawing out heavy metals and toxins from the body. Bathing with Himalayan Salt has the added benefit of absorbing minerals important to the healthy functioning of the body and restoring the depleted mineral content.
6. Reduces and masks odor.
Known for its antibacterial properties, Himalayan salt will help to inhibit the growth of odor-causing bacteria by absorbing sweat and other toxins -- making it an ideal ingredient in natural deodorants.
Some fan-favorite products containing pink Himalayan salt:
Need Himalayan salt for cooking or soaking? No worries, we've got you covered. We also carry gourmet, Kosher certified culinary Himalayan salt, as well as 100% natural and pure salt bags for baths or soaking, originating right from the Himalayas. Re-create the mineral rich bath that gave birth to life millions of years ago!