I cannot tell you how many times, as a decent but rather clumsy gymnast and cheerleader, that I sprained my ankles and soaked in Epsom Salt. I had no idea it had any other purpose in life.
Recently I requested expert skin care tips and got some interesting ones from my old friend Epsom:
To exfoliate: Mix 2 cups of Epsom Salt with 1/4 cup of petroleum jelly and a few drops of lavender essential oil. Use the mixture to gently scrub away dry skin patches, leaving skin silky smooth.
To heal dry lips: Mix a few tablespoons of Epsom Salt with a teaspoon of petroleum jelly, apply to lips and rub lightly. This will gently scrub away dry skins on lips, and it will also help lipstick last longer and give lips instant plump.
For a gentle facial: Mix 1/2 TSP of Epsom Salt into cleansing cream for a deep-pore cleansing. Massage on skin. Rinse with cool water. Pat dry.
For a relaxing soak: Add two cups of Epsom Salt to the water in a standard-sized bathtub; soak for at least 12 minutes, three times weekly. For an extra treat, add a few drops of eucalyptus oil for a refreshing scent.
You can learn more at http://www.epsomsaltcouncil.org/
Bringing you fashion and beauty advice, tips, news at HauteWeekly.com
Changing the Midwest one scrunchy at a time.