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The Science Behind Sea Salt

It’s no surprise that people who spend time at the beach notice an improvement in their skin. Our bodies contain the same concentration of nutrients and minerals found in seawater, which is why sea salt is so helpful in balancing, protecting, and restoring skin tissue.

SaltMED’s SaltFacial harnesses the power of natural sea salt, aesthetic ultrasound, and LED phototherapy in one quick and convenient treatment—with no downtime! Let’s find out more about the benefits of sea salt on skin and the science behind it.

What is Sea Salt?

Pure unrefined sea salt is a natural ingredient that has many benefits for skincare. It is made by evaporating seawater, which leaves behind a rich mixture of minerals. 

Sea salt is very different from regular table salt because it contains numerous skin-healing minerals like magnesium, calcium, potassium, zinc, iodine, and sodium. These minerals have various roles in maintaining the health and function of your skin cells. For example, magnesium helps reduce inflammation, calcium promotes cell renewal, potassium balances hydration, zinc fights acne-causing bacteria, iodine heals wounds, and sodium regulates pH levels.

Sea salt is a humectant that draws and locks in moisture at a cellular level. It is naturally antibacterial, antimicrobial, and anti-inflammatory, making it a great non-toxic option for natural exfoliation. When applied properly, it increases the permeability of the skin for greater absorption of other topical products. Some other benefits of using sea salt in skincare are:

  • Exfoliate dead skin cells and remove impurities from the pores
  • Balance the skin’s natural pH level and prevent bacterial growth
  • Reduce inflammation
  • Boost blood circulation and promote skin healing
  • Hydrate the skin and prevent moisture loss by attracting water molecules

Below are some common applications where sea salt and The SaltFacial treatment can be beneficial for your skin.

Implementing Sea Salt in Beauty Regimens


Sea salt is often added to facial cleansers because it absorbs excess oil, deep cleans pores, and balances future oil production. This, in turn, helps prevent acne and stop breakout-causing bacteria from forming in the pores. The deep cleaning also helps retain moisture from within, making the skin feel fresh and supple.

Exfoliation & Removal of Dead Skin Cells

A sea salt facial works wonderfully for maximum exfoliation. All-natural unrefined sea salt is a great natural exfoliator because it blasts away dead skin cells while also nourishing the skin with minerals and restoring hydration. Deep exfoliation with sea salt promotes new healthy skin cell production and improves texture. Freshly-exfoliated skin is also better at absorbing serums and moisturizers, so it’s a step in your routine you shouldn’t skip!


Sea salt cleanses and exfoliates the skin and provides hydration to the deeper layers of the skin. In addition, it zaps excess oils from the skin’s pores and helps to maintain moisture balance in the skin.

Sea Salt Skincare FAQ

Does sea salt help eczema?

Yes, sea salt can also be a helpful tool in dealing with eczema. In fact, the National Eczema Foundation recommends using sea salt soaks to relieve red and itchy skin associated with the condition. However, you should not use sea salt if you have open wounds or broken skin, as this can cause stinging and infection. Consult your doctor before using sea salt if you have severe or chronic eczema.

Can salt water help acne?

Yes, the salt in salt water can help acne by killing the bacteria that cause it and reducing the inflammation that accompanies it. However, you should not rely on salt water alone to treat your acne. Consult a dermatologist and follow a proper skincare routine that includes cleansing, moisturizing, and using products that suit your skin type.

The SaltFacial Benefits

As you can see, there are many ways to incorporate sea salt into any beauty regimen for gorgeous skin. Many products are formulated for hydration, exfoliation, or helping with inflammation and irritation. However, only The SaltFacial provides a multi-modal innovative skin treatment that does all of the above.

The SaltFacial can restore the skin’s natural beauty with sea salt, replenish vital nutrients within the skin’s layers with deep penetrating ultrasound, promote healing, and reduce skin redness with high-powered LED phototherapy. (Clinical studies have shown LED light therapy can be used to treat acne and acne scarring, delivering amazing results and finally healing stubborn problem areas.)

Additionally, The SaltFacial device is the first and only technology combining pure sea salt with LED light therapy. The SaltFacial’s multi-modality system works on all skin types, with visible results in just one session! It can provide help for the following skin conditions: 

  • Acne
  • Acne Scarring
  • Sun Damage
  • Enlarged Pores
  • Eczema
  • Uneven Texture
  • Uneven Pigment
  • Vascular Lesions
  • Preventive treatment for fine lines and wrinkles

The SaltFacial is a Class II, FDA-cleared medical/aesthetic device that brings out the best in any type of skin. It is an innovative and all-natural therapy that nurtures genuinely healthy and glowing skin, treats acne, and promotes collagen production and collagen reformation.

For more detail on The SaltFacial results, visit our case studies page.

Experience the Benefits of Sea Salt on Skin Today! Reach Out to Learn More About The SaltFacial Device and Salt Facial Skin Renewal Therapy Options

Sea salt is a key ingredient for optimal skin health. Together, sea salt, ultrasound, and LED phototherapy can help restore and balance the skin.

The SaltMED team can help you develop a skincare routine that delivers hydrating antioxidants and uses natural sea salt exfoliation to accelerate healing and reveal beautiful skin! If you are interested in learning more about The SaltFacial and sea salt benefits for skin, contact us today.

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