Pinch of salt

The long-over­due mi­crobead ban, along with our search for nat­u­ral skin so­lu­tions, means salt is steal­ing the beauty spot­light

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SAY HELLO TO the new wave of body condi­ments that have the power to re­store, re­vive and re­lax with just a sprin­kle. Bath salts and scrubs are hav­ing a mo­ment – and we defy you not to find one you want to have tub-side. In terms of go-to gran­ules, there are three to look out for – Pink Hi­malayan, Cor­nish and Dead Sea Salt. Un­like ta­ble salt, which is re­fined and has usu­ally had chem­i­cals added to it to pre­vent it from clump­ing, these all con­tain a mass of repar­a­tive min­er­als such as mag­ne­sium, sodium, sulphur and potas­sium. Eas­ily ab­sorbed into the blood­stream, it’s why so many ath­letes swear by a salty soak to ease their mus­cles. And the ben­e­fits don’t stop there. They’re also an­timi­cro­bial, which means they do a stel­lar job of calm­ing eczema and acne, and ex­fo­li­at­ing ( your limbs will thank you come sum­mer). Liv­ing Sea Ther­apy Bath Salts En­er­gise, £18 (1) Re­leas­ing an­tiox­i­dants, nu­tri­ents and min­er­als into your bath wa­ter, hand-har­vested Cor­nish salt flakes and wild Cor­nish At­lantic sea­weed make this a marine-based mul­ti­tasker. Ren At­lantic Kelp And Mag­ne­sium Salt Anti-fa­tigue Ex­fo­li­at­ing Body Scrub, £18 (2) Non-scratchy, this salty scrub melts into skin and the flip-top lid means it’s com­pletely mess-free. As for the scent, it’s ba­si­cally a breath of fresh sea air in scrub form. Win. The Salt Par­lour Cof­fee And Co­conut Stim­u­late Salt And Sulphur Scrub, £15 (3) Be­sides Dead Sea Salt, the se­cret weapon in this oceanic scrub is or­ganic sulphur that’s sourced from plank­ton and has been found to sup­port and stim­u­late col­la­gen. MOA Dreamy Min­eral Soak, £25 (4) Le­mon peel bright­ens, pine oil dis­solves dirt and laven­der re­lieves stress and anx­i­ety. Bathe in this be­fore bed and your skin and mind will be clearer. Water­gate Bay El­e­ments Salt Scrub, £22 (5) Oh-so in­vig­o­rat­ing thanks to the in­fu­sion of rose­mary and spearmint es­sen­tial oils, a rub-down with this is the clos­est thing you’ll get to a brisk dip in the Cor­nish sea. Isla Apothe­cary Hi­malayan Salt Soak, £21 (6) Mil­len­nial pink fans re­joice: these rose-tinted salts give good Insta #grid­goals. Com­bin­ing pink clay and Hi­malayan salt, they’ve got such a cult fol­low­ing they’ve gone su­per­size with a 500g tub. Salt & Pam­per Tuberose Ep­som Bath Salts, £10.99 (7) Ep­som salts just got cool. Con­tain­ing enough for three baths, jump in post-work­out and for­get about sore mus­cles.

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