I don’t know about you, but before I found a solid concrete regimen, I was like a fish out of water. I hadn’t the faintest clue which products to try because there were literally so many different products to choose from. Trying to find the perfect one was sort of like searching for a needle in a haystack. If not for the internet and all its endless resourceful information, I think I’d still be overwhelmed by the vast choices out there.
A natural method I’ve come across to treat seborrheic dermatitis is simply using dead sea salt. Who’d have thunk the ocean’s salts could provide us with such a simple solution right out there in plain view. Have you ever noticed that swimming in the beautiful tropical ocean tends to have a positive impact on your skin? What’s the common denominator here? It just so happens that the salt in the sea is filled with a diverse abundance of nutrients.
So just what exactly is “”dead sea salt”?” In short, it’s simply the salt extracts from the “Dead Sea”. Unlike your common table salt, which by the way is heavily processed with iodine, dead sea salt has very little sodium and is mostly comprised of vitally important minerals. As we see now, dead sea salt is not your average salt, it’s a “super salt” so to speak, which helps treat seborrheic dermatitis. Specifically, the magnesium is a key factor here because it’s purported to drastically keep the skin performing at its best! Research studies have conclusively shown that dead sea salt lessened skin inflammation as well as keep skin hydration in balance. Two of the highly revered salts include dead sea salt and himalayan pink sea salt. I suggest to try both and see which one works out better for you.
How exactly does dead sea salt work to fight against seborrheic dermatitis? Well, the dead sea salt is filled with a high amount of trace elements. These minerals remove the oil that the yeast on our bodies thrive on. So in layman’s terms, by removing the food source the yeasts have trouble surviving.
How to use dead sea salt:
- Fill a bowl with lukewarm water then add a good amount of dead sea salt
- Wet your face with warm water for half a minute to open up the pores
- Now take the bowl with the mixture of salt & water and lightly splash your face (be careful to avoid the eyes)
- After you’ve washed your face rinse with cold water to close your pores then gently pat your face dry
- Apply a bit of moisturizer to relieve any dryness
After washing with the salt your face should feel noticeably tighter. In the coming days, the redness will be less pronounced and the itchiness that often accompanies this condition should cease. Another alternative option is soaking in a bathtub filled with dead sea salt. Many find the bowl method to be messy because the water spills and splashes everywhere. To solve this messy annoyance, I like using a spray bottle filled with the salt and water mixture. When you’re having a shower, simply spray your face and hair and you’ll find its a better way to streamline this process. Again, the salt does wonders for the skin and has shown to improve a wide range of skin issues with great efficacy.
Maintaining a regular regimen by washing with dead sea salt, you will see improvements. The flare-ups should calm down. If you cannot find the exotic salts you can substitute with epsom salt. It contains magnesium while including all of the anti-inflammatory properties associated with the exotic sea salts.